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Chia-Chin LIN

Professor Chia-Chin Lin is currently Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Charity Foundation Professor in Nursing, and Head at HKU School of Nursing. Prior to joining the HKU, Professor Lin served as Dean at College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University between 2011 and 2017.

As a global healthcare educator, researcher, and leader, Professor Lin’s career encompasses the mission of research, education, and practice. Professor Lin’s areas of research expertise include cancer pain management, symptom management, end of life care, and physical activity in cancer and palliative care. She is the author of more than 150 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, and she has received numerous research awards and served as a member of editorial boards of renowned journals. She translates evidence to improve healthcare, implement teaching innovations, and provides leadership to upgrade education, research, and practice.

Professor Lin is an International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame awarded by Sigma Theta Tau International and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Taipei Medical University, her Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing and Educational Psychology.  She also obtained an EMBA from National Taiwan University.

  • Dean, College of Nursing, TMU
  • Director, Planning Division, Office of Research & Development, TMU
  • Director, Graduate Institute of Nursing, TMU
  • Director, School of Nursing, TMU
  • Chief Secretary, Secretarial Office, TMU
  • Appraiser Team, Nursing Category, Symbol of National Quality (SNQ), Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry, Research Center for Biotechnology and Medicine Policy, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Chair, Nursing Section, Members of the Board of Examiners, Ministry of Examination, Taiwan
  • Evaluation Committee, Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan
  • Evaluation Committee, Comprehensive Evaluation of Science and Technology University of Taiwan
  • Executive Director, Taiwan Academy of Hospice Palliative Nursing
  • Associate Director (Adjunct), Department of Nursing, Wang-Fang Hospital, Taiwan
  • Consultant, Taipei Medical University-Shuang Ho Hospital
  • Committee Member, Department of Health, Taipei City Government
  • Committee Member, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health, Executive Yuan
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Symptom Management
  • End of Life Care
  • Physical Activity in Cancer and Palliative Care
Funding Scheme Project Title Approved Amount (HK$)
Seed Fund for Basic Research, HKU Feasibility, acceptability and outcomes of tai-chi intervention on late stage lung cancer patients: a pilot randomized controlled trial 150,000
Enhanced New Staff Start-Up Research Grant, HKU Awareness and preferences for End-of-Life Care: a survey study with Chinese elderly residents in Hong Kong nursing homes 380,000
Ministry of Science and Technology Effects of Home-Based Exercise Training on Fatigue, Sleep Disturbance, Symptom Distress and Quality of Life in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients (NTD) 3,475,000
Ministry of Science and Technology The Neuroendocrine-Immune Mechanisms of Physical Activity on Behavioral Symptoms in Lung Cancer Patients: A Comparison of Patients Receiving Active Treatments and Survivors (NTD) 3,129,000
National Science Council Effects of Exercise Training on Sleep Disturbances, Anxiety, and Depression among Newly Diagnosed Elderly Lung Cancer Patients (NTD) 2,616,000
National Science Council Effect of Bright Light Therapy on Improving Sleep Disturbance and Its Clustered Symptoms in Cancer Patients (NTD) 4,640,000
Chi-Mei Medical Center Change of Fatigue and Quality of Sleep during Chemotherapy in Patients with Breast Cancer: A Longitudinal Study (NTD) 600,000
Chi-Mei Medical Center Quality of Sleep in Cancer Patients with Pain (NTD) 600,000
Taipei Medical University Hospital Development and Validation of the Taiwanese Version of the Quality of Dying and Death (QODD-T) in End of Life Care (NTD) 300,000
National Science Council Circadian Rhythm as a Mediator between Sleep Disturbances and Pain Intensity and Its Prognostic Role in Predicting Survival in Advanced Cancer Patients (NTD) 3,356,000
  1. Chen HM, Cheung DST, Lin YY, Wu YC, Liu CY, Lin KC, Lin YJ, Chen PJ, Lin CC.* (2020). Relationships of exercise timing with sleep, fatigue, and rest–activity rhythms of lung cancer patients in Taiwan: an exploratory study. European Journal of Cancer Care. (SCI) Impact factor: 2.613
  2. Huang TW, Cheung DST, Xu X, Loh EW, Lai JH, Su WW, Wu SS, Lin CC.* (2020). Relationship Between Diurnal Cortisol Profile and Sleep Quality in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Biological Research for Nursing, 22(1), 139-147. (SCI) Impact factor: 1.806
  3. Kuo LC, Chang WP, Huang HC and Lin CC.* (2020). Association of time-varying rest-activity rhythm with survival in older adults with lung cancer. Cancer Nursing, 43(1), 45-51. (SCI) Impact factor: 2.448
  4. Kuo LC, Lee JJ, Cheung DST, Chen PJ, Lin CC.* (2019). End-of-life care in cancer and dementia: a nationwide population-based study of palliative care policy changes. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. (SCI) Impact Factor: 3.208
  5. Ke YX, Hu SH, Takemura N, Lin CC.* (2019). Perceived quality of palliative care in intensive care units among doctors and nurses in Taiwan. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 31(10), 741-747.  (SCI) Impact factor: 2.356
  6. Chang WP, Lin YK, Lin CC.* (2019). Psychometric evaluation of the Taiwanese version of the functional assessment of cancer therapy: a questionnaire for patients with lung cancer. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 31(7), 513-518. (SCI) Impact factor: 2.356
  7. Wang PY, Takemura N, Xu X, Cheung DST, Lin CC.* (2019). Predictors of successful discharge from intensive care units in older adults aged 80 years or older: a population-based study. International Journal of Nursing Studies,100, 103339. (SCI) Impact factor: 5.022
  8. Chang HC, Lin CC, Huang TW. (2019). Concept analysis of health promotion in cancer survivors. The Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19(1), 13-21. (Others)
  9. Zhao SZ, Wang MP, Viswanath K, Lai A, Fong DYT, Lin CC, Chan SSC, Lam TH. (2019). Short sleep duration and insomnia symptoms were associated with lower happiness level in Chinese adults in Hong Kong. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(12), 2079. (SCI) Impact factor: 2.948
  10. Tang MF, Chiu HY, Xu X, Kwan JYY, Chen CY, Lin CC.* (2019). Walking is more effective than yoga at reducing sleep disturbance in cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 47, 1-8. (SCI) Impact factor: 10.255
  11. Liu TM, Luo YW, Tam KW, Lin CC, Huang TW. (2019). Prophylactic and therapeutic effects of honey on radiochemotherapy-induced mucositis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trial. Supportive Care in Cancer, 27(7), 2361-2370. (SCI) Impact factor: 3.002
  12. Chen HM, Ho KY, Huang YN, Su CC, Kuan CH, Tai HC, Cheng NC, Lin CC.* (2019). Pre-treatment quality of life as a predictor of distant metastasis-free survival and overall survival in patients with head and neck cancer who underwent free flap reconstruction. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 41, 1-6. (SCI) Impact factor: 2.317
  13. Xu X, Lin CC.* (2019). Guest Editorial: A leap from evidence to practice: implementation science in cancer nursing. Cancer Nursing, 42(4), 259-260. (SCI) Impact factor: 2.448
  14. Lin CC, Xu X. (2019). Improving research in palliative care. Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine (HKSPM) Newsletter, Issue 1, 5-8.
  15. Yeh HD, Lin CC.* (2019). The study of palliative shared-care for non-cancer patients. New Taipei Journal of Nursing, 21(1), 11-20. (Others)
  16. Kuo LC, Chen JH, Lee CH, Tsai CW, Lin CC.* (2019). End-of-life health care utilization between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 57(5), 933-943.  (SCI) Impact factor: 3.906
  17. Wu YL, Cheung DST, Takemura N, Lin CC.* (2019). Effects of hemodialysis on the symptom burden of terminally ill and non-terminally ill end-stage renal disease patient. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 22(3), 282-289. (SCI) Impact factor: 2.806
  18. Liao MY, Lee JJ, Smith R., Lin CC.* (2019). Knowledge of and attitudes toward advance directives in patients with advanced heart failure. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 21(1), 80-89. (SCI) Impact factor: 0.818
  19. Lam SF, Lin CC. (2018). Application strategy of simulation-teaching in nursing. Chinese Journal of Nursing Education, Issue 8: 593-596. (Others)
  20. Shen HS, Chen SY, Cheung DST, Wang SY, Lee JJ, Lin CC.* (2018). Differential family experience of palliative sedation therapy in specialised palliative or critical care units. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 55(6), 1531-1539. (SCI) Impact factor: 3.906
  21. Chiang SH, Ho KY, Wang SY, Lin CC.* (2018). Change in symptom clusters in head and neck cancer patients undergoing postoperative radiotherapy: a longitudinal study. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 35, 62-66. (SCI) Impact factor: 2.317
  22. Chang WP, Robert Smith, Lin CC.* (2018). Age and rest-activity rhythm as predictors of survival in patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer. Chronobiology International, 35(2):188-197. (SCI) Impact factor: 2.998
  23. Wang PY, Hung YN, Robert Smith, Lin CC.* (2018). Changes in the use of intensive and supportive procedures for patients with stroke in Taiwan in the last month of life between 2000 and 2010. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 55(3), 835-842. (SCI) Impact factor: 3.906
  24. Chang HC, Lin CC.* (2018). Evaluation of impact factors on the analgesics consumption in stroke patients. New Taipei Journal of Nursing, 20(2), 23-35. (Others)
  25. Chang HH, Lin KH, Chen YY, Lin CC.* (2018). Attitudes of physicians, nurses, patients and the public towards euthanasia/physician-assisted suicide in Asia: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis. New Taipei Journal of Nursing, 20(2), 37-50. (Others)
  26. Lin CC*, Chang WP. (2017). Changes in the sleep-wake rhythm, sleep quality, mood, and quality of life of patients receiving treatment for lung cancer: a longitudinal study. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 35(15 Suppl.), pp. e21657. (SCI) Impact factor: 22.565
  27. Chou PL, Rau KM, Yu TW, Huang TL, Sun JL, Wang SY, Lin CC.* (2017). Patient-clinician relationship seems to affect adherence to analgesic use in cancer patients: a cross sectional study in a Taiwanese population. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 29(7), 935-940. (SCI)  Impact factor: 2.356
  28. Lin CC.* (2017). Guest Editorial: When cancer care becomes a long-term care issue: are we ready? Cancer Nursing, 40(5). (SCI) 5- year impact factor: 2.324.
  29. Chung MH, Wang SY, Lin CC.* (2017). Symptom Clusters and Impact of Fatigue and Sleep Disturbance on Symptom Experiences of Hepatoma Patients in Taiwan. Cancer Nursing, 40(5). (SCI) 5- year impact factor: 2.324.
  30. Chang WP, Lin CC.* (2017). Relationships of salivary cortisol and melatonin rhythms to sleep quality, emotion, and fatigue levels in patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 29, 79-84. doi:10.1016/j.ejon.2017.05.008. (SCI) 5- year impact factor: 2.317
  31. Chang WP, Lin CC.* (2017). Changes in the sleep–wake rhythm, sleep quality, mood, and quality of life of patients receiving treatment for lung cancer: a longitudinal study. Chronobiology International, 34, 451-461. (SCI) 5- year impact factor: 3.449.
  32. Chen HM, Tsai CM, Wu YC, Lin KC, Lin CC.* (2016). Effect of walking on circadian rhythms and sleep quality of patients with lung cancer: a randomized controlled trial. British Journal of Cancer, 115(11), 1304-1312. (SCI)
  33. Lin CC.* (2016). Guest Editorial: Health promotion for cancer patients: opportunities and challenges in cancer nursing. Cancer Nursing, 39(5), 339-340. (SCI)
  34. Sun JL, Lin CC.* (2016). Relationships among daytime napping and fatigue, sleep quality, and quality of life in cancer patients. Cancer Nursing, 39(5), 383-392. (SCI)
  35. Wang YC, Lin CC.* (2016). Spiritual well-being may reduce the negative impacts of cancer symptoms on the quality of life and the desire for hastened death in terminally ill cancer patients. Cancer Nursing. 39(4), E43-50. (SCI)
  36. Tang KL, Lin CC.* (2016). Effects of propolis oral care intervention on the incidence of oral mucositis and dental plaque in lung cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. New Taipei Journal of Nursing. 18(1), 31-43. (Others)
  37. Su CC, Su PY, Wang SY, Lin CC.* (2015). Circadian rhythm mediates the relationship between physical activity and quality of life in younger and older cancer survivors. Chronobiology International. 32(10), 1417-1426. (SCI)
  38. Chen HM, Tsai CM, Wu YC, Lin KC, Lin CC.* (2015). Randomised Controlled trial on the effectiveness of home-based walking exercise on anxiety, depression and cancer-related symptoms in patients with lung cancer. British Journal of Cancer. 112(3), 438-445. (SCI)
  39. Lin YY, Rau KM, Lin CC.* (2015). Longitudinal study on the impact of physical activity on the symptoms of lung cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer. 23(12), 3545-3553. (SCI)
  40. Liang SY, Ding SA, Wu WW, Liu CY, Lin CC. (2015) Opioid-taking self-efficacy effects on the quality of life in Taiwanese patient with cancer pain. Supportive Care in Cancer. 23(7), 2113-2120. (SCI)
  41. Lin YY, Liu F, Tzeng JI, Lin CC.* (2015). Effects of walking on the quality of life among lung cancer patients: a longitudinal study. Cancer Nursing. 38(4), 253-259.(SCI)
  42. Chen HM, Wu YC, Tsai CM, Tzeng JI, Lin CC.* (2015). Relationships of circadian rhythms and physical activity with objective sleep parameters in lung cancer patients. Cancer Nursing. 38(3), 215-223. (SCI)
  43. Lin CC.* (2015). Guest Editorial: Does physical activity have value in end of life cancer care? Cancer Nursing, 38(4), P208.
  44. Chang WP, Lin CC.* (2015). Use of opioid analgesics or sleeping medication and survival of cancer patients. European Journal of Oncology Nursing.19 (3), 199-206. (SCI)
  45. Su CC, Lee KD, Yeh CH, Kao CC, Lin CC.* (2014). Measurement of physical activity in cancer survivors: a validity study. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 8(2), 205-212. (SCI)
  46. Chang WP, Lin CC.* (2014). Correlation between rest-activity rhythm and survival in cancer patients experiencing pain. Chronobiology International, 31(8), 926-934.
  47. Ma CL, Chang WP, Lin CC.* (2014). Rest/activity rhythm is related to the co-existence of pain and sleep disturbance among advanced cancer patients with pain. Supportive Care in Cancer, 22(1), 87-94. (SCI)
  48. Sun JL, Wu SC, Chang LI, Chiou JF, Chou PL, Lin CC.* (2014). The relationship between light exposure and sleep, fatigue, and depression in cancer outpatients. Cancer Nursing. 37(5):382-390. (SCI)
  49. Wang SY, Tsai CM, Lin CC.* (2014). Relationship of cytokines to symptom distress and symptom distress and symptom clusters among non-small-cell lung cancer patients receiving gefitinib treatment: a pilot study. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, 6(2), 50-56. (Others)
  50. Wang SY, Tsai CM, Lin CC.* (2014). Changes in symptom severity in Taiwanese lung cancer patients. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 20(3), 135-142. (Others)
  51. Lin YY, Lin CC.* (2014). A correlational study of pain, depression, anxiety and sleep quality in patients with colorectal cancer. New Taipei Journal of Nursing, 16(1), 29-40. (Others)
  52. Hsieh CI, Lung AL, Chang LI, Sampselle CM, Lin CC, Liao YM. (2013). Prevalence, associated factors, and relationship to quality of life of lower urinary tract symptoms: a cross sectional, questionnaire survey of cancer patients. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 67(6), 566-575. (SCI)
  53. Lin CC.* (2013). Insights: Why does translational research matter to cancer nursing research? Cancer Nursing, 36(4), 337-338. (SCI)
  54. Lin YY, Wu YC, Rau KM, Lin CC.* (2013). Effects of physical activity on the quality of life in Taiwanese lung cancer patients receiving active treatment or off treatment. Cancer Nursing, 36(4), E35-E41. (SCI)
  55. Lin YY, Lai YF, Lu HI, Lai YL, Lin CC.* (2013). Physical activity preferences among patients with lung cancer in Taiwan. Cancer Nursing, 36(2), 155-162. (SCI)
  56. Huang TW, Tseng SH, Lin CC, Bai CH, Chen CS, Hung CS, Wu CH, Tam KW. (2013). Effects of manual lymphatic drainage on breast cancer-related lymphedema: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. World Journal of Surgical Oncology, 11:15. (SCI)
  57. Tzeng JI, Fu YW, Lin CC.* (2012). Validity and reliability of the Taiwanese version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index in cancer patients. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49(1), 102-108. (SCI)
  58. Hsieh CJ, Chu H, Lin CC, Cheng JS, Shen WW. (2012). Validation of apathy evaluation scale and assessment of severity of apathy in Alzheimer’s disease. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 66(3), 227-234. (SCI)
  59. Lin CC.* (2012). Insights: Patient satisfaction is a customer relations issue but an even greater health issue. Cancer Nursing, 35(5), 397. (SCI)
  60. Chou PL, Lin CC.* (2012). Cancer patients’ adherence and symptom management: the influence of the patient-physician relationship. The Journal of Nursing, 59(1), 11-15.
  • Cancer Nursing
  • International Scholarly Research Network Nursing
  • BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
  • Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Journal of International Nursing Studies
  • Journal of Medicine Ethics
  • Journal of Pain & Symptom Management
  • Pain
  • Supportive Care in Cancer
  • Asian Nursing Research