Pei-Shiun Chang, PhD, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC

Pei-Shiun Chang, PhD, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC

Community & Health Systems
Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Email: pc21@indiana.edu
Phone: 812-855-0757
Sycamore Hall 444, Bloomington

Education

PhD, Yale University
MSN, Yale University
BSN, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan

Biography

Dr. Pei-Shiun Chang is currently on the faculty of the Indiana University School of Nursing in Bloomington. She is a certified acute care nurse practitioner. Her teaching responsibilities include health assessment, and pathophysiology and pharmacology for nursing in the undergraduate program.

While working as a nurse on a cardiovascular surgical unit, Dr. Chang became interested in promoting physical and psychological health in older adults with cardiovascular disease. For her doctoral dissertation, she designed an intervention study to test the effects of Qigong exercise on the physical and psychological health of community-dwelling older adults and to explore the feasibility and acceptability of American older adults engaging in a Qigong exercise program. Study participants were impressed by how physically acceptable and emotionally joyful Qigong exercise was. The overall results show the promising and potential applications of Qigong exercise in older adults with chronic illness.

Dr. Chang’s next step in research is to use the findings of her research to design future studies to evaluate the effects of Qigong exercise on health, quality of life, physical and psychological health promotion, and biomarkers related to cardiac fitness in older adults with cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Chang is active in the American Heart Association, the Midwest Nursing Research Society, and the Sigma Theta Tau—Alpha Chapter. She is the newly elected campus counselor of STTI Alpha Chapter until 2019. Dr. Chang wishes to bring her cultural perspectives to her teaching, research, and service.

External Funding

Delta Mu Chapter Student Project Fund (2015) (PI)
Connecticut Nurses’ Foundation Nursing Research Award (2014) (PI)
American Heart Association Early Career Travel Stipend (2014)

Selected Publications

Chang, P., Knobf, M.T., Funk, M. & Oh, B. (2017). Feasibility and acceptability of Qigong exercise in community-dwelling older adults in the United States. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (in press).

Chang, P., Knobf, T., Oh, B. & Funk, M. (2017). Physical and psychological effects of Qigong exercise in community-dwelling older adults: An exploratory study. Western Journal of Nursing Research (in press) (Results).

Chang, P., Whittemore, R., & Funk, M. (2015). Intervention fidelity in Qigong randomized controlled trials: A method review. Nursing Research, 64(2), E118.

Chang, P., Knobf, T., & Funk, M. (2015). Physical and psychological effects of Qigong exercise in community-dwelling older adults: An exploratory study. Nursing Research, 64(2), E22 (Proposal).

Funk, M., Stephens, K., May, J., Fennie, K., Chang, P., Feder, S., Knudson, K., Rose Bovino, L., Turkman, Y., Drew, B. (2015). Improving electrocardiographic monitoring: The practical use of the latest standards of electrocardiography (PULSE) trial. Nursing Research, 64(2), E78-E79.

Funk, M., Fennie, K.P., Stephens, K., May, J.L., Winker, C., Chang, P., Feder, S., Knudson, K., Rose Bovino, L., Turkman, Y., Drew, B.J., & PULSE Site Investigators. (2014). The practical use of the latest standards of electrocardiography (PULSE) trial: Nursing-focused intervention improves nurses’ knowledge and quality of ECG monitoring. Circulation, 130, A16320.

Funk, M., Fennie, K.P., May, J.L., Stephens, K., Feder, S.L., Chang, P., Drew, B.J., & the PULSE Site Investigators. (2013). Improved electrocardiographic monitoring practices in the practical use of the latest standards of electrocardiography (PULSE) trial. Circulation, 128, A18317.

Funk, M., May, J.L., Stephens, K., Fennie, K.P., Chang, P., Winkler, C., Feder, S.L., Drew, B.J., and the PULSE Site Investigators. (2013). An interactive online education program improves knowledge of ECG monitoring: Findings of the practical use of the latest standards of electrocardiography (PULSE) trial. Circulation, 128, A14151.