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Yu-Ping Chang, PhD, RN, FGSA

Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship; Associate Professor

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
101 C Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079



  • PhD, Nursing, Saint Louis University,Saint Louis, MO
  • MS, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • BS, Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Areas of Research

Substance use and prescription medication use in older adults | Caregiving and medication management for individuals with dementia

Teaching Responsibiities

NUR 559 The Family: Theoretical Foundations and Perspectives
NUR 562 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Theoretical Foundations & Practice Perspectives
NUR 599 Masters Project
NUR 600 Independent Study
NUR 694 Quantitative Research Methods
NUR 694 L Data Management and Analysis with SPSS
NUR 699 Dissertation Guidance


Chang, Y.P., Edwards, D.F., & Lach, W.H. (2011).  The Collateral Source Version of Geriatric Depression Scale:  Evaluation of Psychometric Properties and Discrepancy between collateral Sources and Patients with Dementia in Reporting Depression.  International Psychogeriatrics*

Sessanna, L., Finnell, D., Underhill, M., Chang, Y.P., & Peng, H.L. (2011).  Measures of Spirituality:  A Systematic Review of Nursing and Health Related Literature.  Journal of Advanced Nursing

Chang, Y.P., Wray, O.L., Sessanna, L., & Peng, H.L. (2011).  Use of Prescription Opioid Medication among Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Noncancer Chronic Pain.   Journal of Addictions Nursing, 22, 1-6.*

Lach, W.H., Chang, Y.P., Edwards, D.F. (2010).  Can Older Adults with Dementia Accurately Report Depression Using Brief Forms?  Reliability and Validity of the Geriatric Depression Scale.  Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36(5), 30-37.*

Chang, Y.P. & Schneider, K.J. (2010).  Decision Making Process of Nursing Home Placement Among Chinese Family Caregivers.  Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 46(2), 108-118.*

Yen, C.F., Huang, Y.S., Chang, Y.P., & Cheng, C.P. (2010).  Factor Structure of the Chinese Version of the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment in Taiwanese Adolescents Who Abuse MDMA or Methamphetamine.  The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 36(2), 114-117.*

Yen, C.F., King, B.H., & Chang, Y.P., (2010).  Factor structure of the Athens Insomnia Scale and its associations with demographic characteristics and depression in adolescents.  Journal of Sleep Research, 19, 12-18.*

Yen, C.F., Ko, C.H., Yen, J.Y., Chang, Y.P., & Cheng, C.P. (2009).  Multi-Dimensional Discriminative Factors for Internet Addiction among Adolescents Regarding Gender and Age.  Psychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences, 63, 357-364.*

Lach, W.H. & Chang, Y.P. (2007). Caregiver Perspectives on Safety in Home Dementia Care. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 29(8), 993-1041.

Yen, C.F. & Chang, Y.P. (2005). Relapse antecedents for methamphetamine use and related factors in Taiwanese adolescents. Psychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences, 59(1), 77-82.

Honors and Awards

  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, School of Nursing, Dean's Mentorship Award, 2008
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 2007
  • Saint Louis University, Shaw-Engler Scholarship, 2005-2006
  • Sigma Theta Tau International -- Dissertation award, 2005
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