Yea-Jyh Chen, Ph.D., RN | College of Nursing | Kent State University

Yea-Jyh Chen, Ph.D., RN

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Dr. Chen’s research explores strategies to enhance self-care capacity for patients and their family caregivers, including cancer symptom management for chronically ill patients staying at home, to improve well-being and other healthcare-associated outcomes.

She examines effective interventions for family caregivers to improve integrative cancer care and outcomes for patients transitioning from healthcare facilities, allowing them to stay in their homes and communities. Her research has included the detection of risk factors for rehospitalization, effectiveness of health care interventions, and survival and prognostic outcome measures among patients with chronic lung disease.

Currently, she has extended her research interests by examining teaching effectiveness in relation to improvement of online teaching and learning outcomes.


  • NURS 40005 - Professional Nursing Development
  • NURS 40872 - Introduction to Evidenced Based Practice
  • NURS 60403 - Methods of Inquiry
  • NURS 60101 - Theoretical Basis for Nursing Practice
  • NURS 70630 - Research and Methods for Evidence Based Practice
  • NURS 70725 - Quantitative Research Methods in Nursing Research
  • NURS 70727 - Advanced Health Care Statistics I
Job Title

Assistant Professor

Job Department

College of Nursing