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Ying Tsao

Associate Professor




PhD    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Australia                            

2005 / Feb. ~ 2008 / Feb.

Dissertation: “Emotional well-being of childbearing women: A comparison of nationals and foreign brides in Taiwan”

            Advisor: Professor Debra K Creedy



MS      Institute of Nursing, National Taiwan University                   1992 / July ~ 1995 / Feb.

            Thesis: “A study on related factors causing mothers’ stress at pediatric cardiac surgical intensive care unit”

            Advisor: Professor Yueh-chih Chen


BS       JuneDepartment of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University        1986 / June ~1989 /



Research Experience

Main sphere of research is focused on the health of women and children, professional practice and patient outcomes. Current research activities demonstrate a commitment towards undertaking collaborative research with partners from schools and businesses to nonprofits and government agencies.




Kuo , H. C., Pan, H. H., Creedy, D., & Tsao*, Y. (2016). Distraction-based interventions for children undergoing venipuncture procedures: A randomized controlled study. Clinical Nursing Research [in Prsess]

(SSCI; IF: 1.359; Ranking in Nursing: 33/114; Q2; 2015)


Tsao*, Y., Creedy, D., & Gamble, J. (2016). A comparison of life stress and depressive symptoms in pregnant Taiwanese and immigrant women. Journal of Nursing Research, 24(3), 277-284. DOI: 10.1097/jnr.0000000000000137

 (TSSCI; IF: 0.970; Ranking in Nursing: 54/109; Q2; 2014)

Tsao*, Y., Creedy, D., & Gamble, J. (2015). An exploration of parenting stress in Taiwanese and immigrant mothers. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 29(4):287-295.DOI: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000123

(SSCI; IF: 1.100; Ranking in Nursing: 43/109; Q2; 2014)

Tsao*, Y., Creedy, D., & Gamble, J. (2015). Prevalence and psychological correlates of postnatal depression in rural Taiwanese women. Health Care for Women International, 36(4), 457-474. DOI:10.1080/07399332.2014.946510

(SSCI; IF: 0.802; Ranking in Women’s Studies: 16/41; Q2; 2014)

Tsao*, Y., Creedy, D., & Gamble, J. (2015). Emotional well-being of Vietnamese immigrant women during the transition to motherhood: A descriptive cohort study. Nursing and Health Sciences, 17(1), 49-56. DOI: 10.1111/nhs.12143

 (SSCI; IF: 1.042; Ranking in Nursing: 45/109; Q2; 2014)


Kuo, H. C.,  Tasi, I. C., Land, L. J., Tsao*, Y. (2017). Reduction of Biomedical Waste in a Pediatric Ward. Yuan-Yuan Nursing (Accepted 15, December, 2016) (源遠護理TSCI)

Liou, M. S., & Tsao*, Y. (2016). Issues related to screening and caring for newborns with hearing impairment. Journal of Nursing,63(6), 120-126. (護理雜誌TSCI)

Tsao*, Y. (2015). A review and analysis of a cesarean birth. The Kaohsiung Journal of Nursing, 32(2), 95-105. (高雄護理雜誌TSCI)

Lu, K. L., Huang, H. M., Wu, S. Y., & Tsao*, Y. (2015). The Program for weight management among chronic psychiatric in-patients. The Kaohsiung Journal of Nursing,32(1), 18-29. (高雄護理雜誌TSCI)

Tsao*, Y. (2013). Male and Nursing. Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chiayi Christian Hospital Journal of Nursing, 13(1), 1-9. (嘉基護理TSCI)

Tsao*, Y.. (2012). Establishing and exploring the effectiveness of the multicultural and gender-based nursing courses in a vocational school. Journal of Health Management, 10(2), 115-125。(健康管理學刊TSCI)

Tsao*, Y. (2011). Characteristics and nursing care of the visually impaired children in Taiwan, Macau Journal of Nursing, 10(2), 45~47. (澳門護理雜誌)

Tsao*, Y., & Chiou, Y. Z. (2010). Nursing experience for a terminal gastric cancer patient, St. JOseph' Hospital Medical & Nursing Journal, 4(1), 112-124. (若瑟醫護雜誌)



Conference Papers


Tsao*, Y., & Wu, M. L. (2016, January). Using action research to develop, implement and evaluate a curriculum in Bachelor nursing students. Paper presented at The 2nd Asian Congress in Nursing Education, Tainan, Taiwan.

Tsao*, Y. (2015, October). Dancing together: Maternal and infant characteristics. Paper presented at The 2015 Conference on Teaching Excellence, Ilan, Taiwan

Tsao*, Y., Creedy. D., & Gamble, J. (2009, October).Reliability and Validity of the Childcare Stress Scale in Taiwamese and Vietnamese Mothers. Paper presented at The International Conference of the Marce Society and AAIMH, Melbourne, Australia.