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Chia-Chin LIN

Professor Chia-Chin Lin is currently Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Charity Foundation Professor in Nursing, and Director 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. Liu MF, Ho MH, Montayre J, Wang YW, Lin CC*. Palliative Care Development in the Asia Pacific Region: A Review of Assessment Indicators. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2021 Apr 30:S0885-3924(21)00317-1. Available from: doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.04.017
  2. Takemura N, Chan SL, Smith R, Cheung DST, Lin CC*. The effects of physical activity on overall survival among advanced cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Cancer. 2021 Mar 7;21(1):242. Available from: doi: 10.1186/s12885-021-07988-1
  3. Chen HM, Cheung DS, Lin YY, Wu YC, Liu CY, Lin KC, Lin YJ, Lin CC*. 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. 2020 Feb 25:e13233. Available from: doi:10.1111/ecc.13233
  4. Huang TW, Cheung DS, Xu X, Loh EW, Lai JH, Su WW, Wu SS, Lin CC*. Relationship Between Diurnal Cortisol Profile and Sleep Quality in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Biological Research For Nursing. 2020 Jan;22(1):139-47. Available from: doi:10.1177/1099800419881195
  5. Kuo LC, Chang WP, Huang HC, Lin CC*. Association of time-varying rest-activity rhythm with survival in older adults with lung cancer. Cancer Nursing. 2020 Jan;43(1):45-51. Available from: doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000647
  6. Kuo LC, Lee JJ, Cheung DS, Chen PJ, Lin CC*. End-of-life care in cancer and dementia: a nationwide population-based study of palliative care policy changes. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. 2019 Sep 17. Available from: doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001782
  7. Ke YX, Hu SH, Takemura N, Lin CC*. Perceived quality of palliative care in intensive care units among doctors and nurses in Taiwan. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2019 Dec;31(10):741-7. Available from: doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzz003
  8. Chang WP, Lin YK, Lin CC*. 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. 2019 Aug;31(7):513-8. Available from: doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzy201
  9. Wang PY, Takemura N, Xu X, Cheung DS, Lin CC*. 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. 2019 Dec;100:103339. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.04.007
  10. Chang HC, Lin CC, Huang TW. Concept Analysis of Health Promotion in Cancer Survivors. The Journal of Oncology Nursing. 2019; 19(1), 13-21.
  11. Zhao SZ, Wang MP, Viswanath K, Lai A, Fong DY, Lin CC, Chan SS, Lam TH. Short Sleep Duration and Insomnia Symptoms were Associated with Lower Happiness Levels in Chinese Adults in Hong Kong. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019 Jun 12;16(12):2079. Available from: doi:10.3390/ijerph16122079 
  12. Tang MF, Chiu HY, Xu X, Kwok JY, Cheung DS, Chen CY, Lin CC*. 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. 2019 Oct;47:1-8. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2019.05.003
  13. Liu TM, Luo YW, Tam KW, Lin CC, Huang TW. Prophylactic and therapeutic effects of honey on radiochemotherapy-induced mucositis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2019 Mar 27:27(7):2361-70. Available from: doi:10.1007/s00520-019-04722-3 
  14. Chen MN, Ho KY, Hung YN, Su CC, Kuan CH, Tai HC, Cheng NC, Lin CC*. 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. 2019 Aug;41:1-6. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.ejon.2019.05.003
  15. Xu X, Lin CC*. Guest Editorial: A leap from evidence to practice: Implementation Science in Cancer Nursing. Cancer nursing. 2019 Jul;42(4):259-60. Available from: doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000714
  16. Lin CC, Xu X. Improving research in palliative care. Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine (HKSPM) Newsletter. 2019;1:5-8.
  17. Yeh HD, Lin CC*. The study of palliative shared-care for non-cancer patients. New Taipei Journal of Nursing. 2019; 21(1):11-20.
  18. Kuo LC, Chen JH, Lee CH, Tsai CW, Lin CC*. End-of-Life health care utilization between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2019 May;57(5):933-43. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.01.011
  19. Wu YL, Cheung DS, Takemura N, Lin CC*. Effects of Hemodialysis on the Symptom Burden of Terminally Ill and Nonterminally Ill End-Stage Renal Disease Patients. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2019 Feb 22;22(3):282-9. Available from: doi:10.1089/jpm.2018.0351
  20. Liao MY, Lee JJ, Smith R, Lin CC*. Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Advance Directives in Patients With Advanced Heart Failure. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing. 2019 Feb;21(1):80-9. Available from: doi:10.1097/NJH.0000000000000476
  21. Lam SF, Lin CC. Application strategy of simulation-teaching in nursing. Chinese Journal of Nursing Education. 2018; 8:593-6.
  22. Shen HS, Chen SY, Cheung DS, Wang SY, Lee JJ, Lin CC*. Differential family experience of palliative sedation therapy in specialized palliative or critical care units. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2018 Jun;55(6):1531-9. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.02.007
  23. Chiang SH, Ho KY, Wang SY, Lin CC*. Change in symptom clusters in head and neck cancer patients undergoing postoperative radiotherapy: A longitudinal study. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 2018 Aug;35:62-6. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.ejon.2018.01.014
  24. Chang WP, Smith R, Lin CC*. Age and rest–activity rhythm as predictors of survival in patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer. Chronobiology International. 2018 Feb 1;35(2):188-97. Available from: doi:10.1080/07420528.2017.1391278
  25. Wang PY, Hung YN, Smith R, Lin CC*. 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. 2018 Mar;55(3):835-42. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.11.024
  26. Chang HC, Lin CC*. Evaluation of Impact Factors on the Analgesics Consumption in Stroke Patients. New Taipei Journal of Nursing. 2018; 20(2):23-35.
  27. Chang HH, Lin KH, Chen YY, Lin CC*. 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. 2018; 20(2), 37-50.
  28. Lin CC*, Chang WP. 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. 2017 May 30; 35(15 Suppl.): e21657. Available from: doi:10.1200/JCO.2017.35.15_suppl.e21657 
  29. Chou PL, Rau KM, Yu TW, Huang TL, Sun JL, Wang SY, Lin CC*. 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. 2017 Oct 26;29(7):935-40. Available from: doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzx134
  30. Lin CC*. Guest Editorial: When Cancer Care Becomes a Long-term Care Issue: Are We Ready? Cancer Nursing .2017 Sep; 40(5):341-2. Available from: doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000520
  31. Chung MH, Wang SY, Lin CC*. Symptom Clusters and Impact of Fatigue and Sleep Disturbance on Symptom Experiences of Hepatoma Patients in Taiwan. Cancer Nursing. 2017 Sep;40(5):403-11. Available from: doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000417
  32. Chang WP, Lin CC*. 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. 2017 Aug;29:79-84. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.ejon.2017.05.008
  33. Chang WP, Lin CC*. 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. 2017 Mar 10;34(4):451-61. Available from: doi:10.1080/07420528.2017.1293678
  34. Chen HM, Tsai CM, Wu YC, Lin KC, Lin CC*. Effect of walking on circadian rhythms and sleep quality of patients with lung cancer: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Cancer. 2016 Nov 3;115(11):1304-12. Available from: doi:10.1038/bjc.2016.356
  35. Lin CC*. Health Promotion for Cancer Patients: Opportunities and Challenges in Cancer Nursing. Cancer Nursing. 2016 Sep;39(5):339-40. Available from: doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000416
  36. Sun JL, Lin CC*. Relationships among daytime napping and fatigue, sleep quality, and quality of life in cancer patients. Cancer Nursing. 2016 Sep;39(5):383-92. Available from: doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000299
  37. Wang YC, Lin CC*. 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. 2016 Jul;39(4):E43-50. Available from: doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000298
  38. Tang KL, Lin CC*. 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. 2016;18(1):31-43.
  39. Su CC, Su PY, Wang SY, Lin CC*. Circadian rhythm mediates the relationship between physical activity and quality of life in younger and older cancer survivors. Chronobiology International. 2015 Nov 20;32(10):1417-26. Available from: doi:10.3109/07420528.2015.1102150
  40. Chen HM, Tsai CM, Wu YC, Lin KC, Lin CC*. 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. 2015 Feb;112(3):438-45. Available from: doi:10.1038/bjc.2014.612
  41. Lin YY, Rau KM, Lin CC*. Longitudinal study on the impact of physical activity on the symptoms of lung cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2015 Apr 9;23(12):3545-53. Available from: doi:10.1007/s00520-015-2724-7
  42. Liang SY, Ding SA, Wu WW, Liu CY, Lin CC. Opioid-taking self-efficacy affects the quality of life of Taiwanese patients with cancer pain. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2015 Jul 1;23(7):2113-20. Available from: doi:10.1007/s00520-014-2575-7
  43. Lin YY, Liu MF, Tzeng JI, Lin CC. Effects of walking on quality of life among lung cancer patients: A longitudinal study. Cancer Nursing. 2015 Jul;38(4):253-9. Available from: doi:10.1097/ncc.0000000000000176 
  44. Chen HM, Wu YC, Tsai CM, Tzeng JI, Lin CC*. Relationships of circadian rhythms and physical activity with objective sleep parameters in lung cancer patients. Cancer Nursing. 2015 May;38(3):215-23. Available from: doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000163
  45. Lin CC*. Guest Editorial: Does physical activity have value in end-of-life cancer care?.Cancer Nursing. 2015 Jul;38(4):251-2. Available from: doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000271
  46. Chang WP, Lin CC*. Use of opioid analgesics or sleeping medication and survival of cancer patients. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 2015 Jun;19(3):199-206. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.ejon.2014.11.007
  47. Su CC, Lee KD, Yeh CH, Kao CC, Lin CC*. Measurement of physical activity in cancer survivors: a validity study. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2014 Jun 1;8(2):205-12. Available from: doi:10.1007/s11764-013-0325-3
  48. Chang WP, Lin CC*. Correlation between rest-activity rhythm and survival in cancer patients experiencing pain. Chronobiology International. 2014 Jul 1;31(8):926-34. Available from: doi:10.3109/07420528.2014.931412
  49. Ma CL, Chang WP, Lin CC*. Rest/activity rhythm is related to the coexistence of pain and sleep disturbance among advanced cancer patients with pain. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2014 Sep 1;22(1):87-94. Available from: doi:10.1007/s00520-013-1918-0
  50. Sun JL, Wu SC, Chang LI, Chiou JF, Chou PL, Lin CC*. The relationship between light exposure and sleep, fatigue, and depression in cancer outpatients: test of the mediating effect. Cancer Nursing. 2014 Sep;37(5):382-90. Available from: doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000106
  51. Wang SY, Tsai CM, Lin CC*. Relationship of cytokines to symptom distress and symptom clusters among non-small-cell lung cancer patients receiving gefitinib treatment: A pilot study. Journal of Experimental & Clinical Medicine. 2014 Apr;6(2):50-6. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.jecm.2014.02.009
  52. Wang SY, Tsai CM, Lin CC*. Changes in symptom severity in Taiwanese lung cancer patients after gefitinib treatment: a pilot study. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 2014 Apr 4;20(3):135-42. Available from: doi:10.12968/ijpn.2014.20.3.135
  53. Lin YY, Lin CC*. A correlational study of pain, depression, anxiety and sleep quality in patients with colorectal cancer. New Taipei Journal of Nursing. 2014; 16(1):29-40.
  54. Hsieh CI, Lung AL, Chang LI, Sampselle CM, Lin CC, Liao YM. 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. 2013 May 16;67(6):566-75. Available from: doi:10.1111/ijcp.12141
  55. Lin CC*. Why does translational research matter to cancer nursing researchers?. Cancer Nursing. 2013 Jul;36(4):337-8. Available from: doi:10.1097/NCC.0b013e318295143b
  56. Lin YY, Wu YC, Rau KM, Lin CC*. Effects of physical activity on the quality of life in Taiwanese lung cancer patients receiving active treatment or off treatment. Cancer Nursing. 2013 Jul;36(4):E35-41. Available from: doi:10.1097/NCC.0b013e31826fb8bf
  57. Lin YY, Lai YF, Lu HI, Lai YL, Lin CC*. Physical activity preferences among patients with lung cancer in Taiwan. Cancer Nursing. 2013 Mar;36(2):155-62. Available from: doi:10.1097/NCC.0b013e31825f4db1
  58. Huang TW, Tseng SH, Lin CC, Bai CH, Chen CS, Hung CS, Wu CH, Tam KW. 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. 2013 Jan 24;11:15. Available from: doi:10.1186/1477-7819-11-15
  59. Tzeng JI, Fu YW, Lin CC*. Validity and reliability of the Taiwanese version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index in cancer patients. International Journal of Nursing studies. 2012 Jan;49(1):102-8. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.08.004
  60. Hsieh CJ, Chu H, Cheng JJ, Shen WW, Lin CC. Validation of apathy evaluation scale and assessment of severity of apathy in Alzheimer's disease. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2012 Mar 23;66(3):227-34. Available from: doi:10.1111/j.1440-1819.2011.02315.x
  61. Lin CC*. Patient satisfaction is a customer relations issue but an even greater health issue. Cancer Nursing. 2012 Sep;35(5):397. Available from: doi:10.1097/NCC.0b013e318260e2fb
  62. Chou PL, Lin CC*. Cancer patients adherence and symptom management: the influence of the patient-physician relationship. The Journal of Nursing. 2012 Feb;59(1):11-5.
  • 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