LSCHUN00

Misook Lee Chung PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Professor

Misook Lee Chung earned her master's degree from the College of Nursing, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, and her PhD from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing. Dr. Chung currently is a professor for the UK College of Nursing, where she is a co-director and research scientist with the RICH Heart Program. She has an independent research program as well. She has conducted a number of observational/interventional research studies as a project director in the RICH Heart Program. Dr. Chung has been studying patients with heart failure and family caregivers since 2002. Her research emphasis is on the dynamic interdependent relationship between patients with chronic cardiovascular disease and family caregivers and the behavioral, physiological, and psychological outcomes of both participating members, and on developing effective family based interventions to improve outcomes in both patients and caregivers. Her program of research covers a broad range of factors affecting outcomes in the adult heart failure population, such as adherence behaviors (e.g., low sodium diet and medication), patients’ psychological distress (e.g., depression and anxiety), perceived social support, and family caregivers’ burden and emotional distress. Dr. Chung was a finalist in the Heart Failure Society of America Nursing Research Award in 2004 and won first place in the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Oral Research Competition in 2006. The American Heart Association on Cardiovascular Nursing awarded her the Research Article of the Year in 2010.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 323-8024

Fax: (859) 323-1057

Email: misook.chung@uky.edu

Office: 529 COLLEGE OF NURSING

Education

PhD, University of Kentucky, 2001
MSN, Ewha Womans University, 1990
BSN, Ewha Womans University, 1986

Interests

Family caregivers’ psychological distress and burden

CV

Dr. Misook Chung's CV

Publications

Stromberg, A. Chung, M. L. Jaarsma, T. Luttik, M. Lewis, E. Calado, F. Lahoz, R. Hudson, E. Deschaseux, C. Disease severity is related to psychosocial distress in chronic heart failure patients, but not in caregivers: results from an observational study. (2016), European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 15 (s1), s66.

Waldreus, N. Van Der Wal, M. Chung, M. L. Jasrsma, T. Fluid restriction predicts thirst distress in patients with heart failure. (2016), European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 15 (s1), s66.

Liljeroos, M. Arestedt, K. Stromberg, A. Chung, M. L. Do patients and caregivers perceived control impact depression and well-being in patients with heart failure and partners?. (2016), European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 15 (s1), s71.

Liljeroos, M. Stromberg, A. Chung, M. L. Patients and caregiver symptoms of depressive symptoms mediate the relationship between perceived control and well-being. (2016), European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 15 (s1), s19.

Chung, M. L. Lennie, T. A. Mudd-Martin, G. T. Dunbar, S. B. Pressler, S. J. Moser, D. K. Depressive symptoms in patients with heart failure negatively affect family caregiver outcomes and quality of life. (2016), European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 15 (1), 30-38.

Presentations

Chung, M. L. 2016, September. How including patients’ family can improve adherence?. 20th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, Heart Failure Society of America, Orlando , FL United States.

Smith, J., Lennie, T. A., Chung, M. L., Mudd-Martin, G. T. 2016, September. Dietary sodium intake is predicted by anti-hypertensive medication regimen in heart failure patients. 2016 Sigma Theta Tau Conference, Sigma Theta Tau, Indianapolis, IN United States.

Smith, J. L., Estus, S., Lennie, T. A., Chung, M. L., Mudd-Martin, G. T., , . 2016, November. TASR genotype is associated with adherence to dietary sodium recommendations in adults with cardiovascular disease risk factors. 2016 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association, New Orleans, LA United States.

Chung, M. L. 2016, May. Conducting high impact research through collaboration: Improving outcomes of patients and their caregivers. Indiana University, .

Liljeroos, M., Stromberg, A., Chung, M. L. 2016, March. Patients and caregiver symptoms of depressive symptoms mediate the relationship between perceived control and well-being.. EuroHeartCare 2016, EuroHeartCare 2016, Athens, Greece.

Grants

Rural Intervention for Caregivers’ Heart Health
Project Period: Monday, September 26, 2016
Total Award: $2,628,684
Sponsor: National Institute of Nursing Research
Effects of Family Sodium Watchers Program on Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients – Family Caregiver Dyads
Project Period: Monday, September 1, 2014
Total Award: $2,404,267
Sponsor: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)