Wang Kefang, PhD, Professor
Dean of School of Nursing Shandong University
No. 44 Wenhuaxi Road,
Nursing Building Room 603
Jinan, Shandong Province, China 250012
Research Interests: Health care for elderly; Chronic Disease Care
Academic advisor for Master's students: Yes
Academic advisor for PhD students: Yes
2004.08 2009.12 Shandong University, PhD in Medicine
1998.08-2001.12 Shandong University, Master in Medicine
1987.08-1991.07 Beijing Medical University Bachelor Degree in Nursing
2010.10- Present School of Nursing, Shandong University Professor
2001.10-2010.09 School of Nursing, Shandong University Associate Professor
1996.12-2001.09 School of Nursing, Shandong University Lecturer
1991.07-1996.11 School of Nursing, Shandong University Assistant Professor
2008.08-2009.08 School of Nursing, University of North Carolina USA, Visiting Scholar
2004.09-2004.11 School of Nursing, Karolinska Institute of Sweden,Visiting Scholar
Description of Research and Teaching
Dr. Wang joined Shandong University in 1991. She has a PhD in medicine. She was appointed as the Dean of school since June 2016.
Throughout her career, Dr. Wang’s research has focused on health care for elderly, especially looking after care quality, care needs. She also worked on health behavior & health education and management of chronic conditions (e.g. Urinary Incontinence, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and Diabetes). In collaboration with Dr. Mary H. Palmer UNC@ Chapel Hill, USA, she developed and tested the Toileting Behaviors – Women’s Elimination Behaviors Scale (TB-WEB) to quantify behaviors women use for urinary elimination and to identify behaviors that could compromise bladder health. The TB-WEB has been translated into multiple languages (e.g. English, Swedish and Chinese). She is the principle investigator or co-investigator of more than 10 projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation, Ministry of Education, and other funding agencies. She published more than 100 papers, including 20 publications on high quality academic journals in English (e.g. International Journal of Nursing Studies, Journal of the American Medical Directors).
She teaches the Fundamentals of Nursing, Health Education, and Evidence-Based Nursing. She is the director of the national-level quality and online course “Fundamentals of Nursing”. Her teaching project, titled “Innovative Flipped Classroom Model of Fundamentals of Nursing based on Informatics”, has received the first-class Outstanding Teaching Award from Shandong Province.
Research project fund of Chinese Nursing Association 01/2019-12/2020
Longitudinal changes in COPD symptom clusters and prediction of acute exacerbation
The goal of this study is to assess the most common symptoms in patients with COPD, explore the classification of symptom clusters, and establish the prediction model of COPD symptom clusters for acute exacerbation of COPD.
Social Science Research Project of the Ministry of Education, China 07/2018-06/2021
Identify frailty trajectory and , develop intervention strategies focus on frailty in Nursing Homes
The goal of this study is to find out the suitable tools for frailty assessment in Nursing Homes, describe the trajectory of frailty over time, and develop targeted intervention strategies
Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province, China 07/2014-12/2017
Effects of cognitive behavioral intervention on overactive bladder in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
The goal of this study is to identify the prevalence of overactive bladder, investigate the association between toileting behaviors and overactive bladder, and examine effects of an education program targeting toileting behaviors on bladder symptoms and quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Social Science Research Project of the Ministry of Education, China 01/2014-12/2018
Care Needs of Nursing Home Residents
The goal of this study is to identify the care needs of older adults in nursing homes and investigate the important factors influencing them.
National Natural Science Foundation, China 01/2013-12/2016
Effects of long term care on health outcome of Vulnerable elderly.
The goal of this project was to validate a frail questionnaire for older adults and compare health outcomes in different care settings among frail older adults.
Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province, China 01/2010-12/2013
Care-seeking Intention and Predicting Model in Female Urinary Incontinence
The goal of this project was to explore the role of bother in the relationship between severity of urinary incontinence and help-seeking intentions and the prediction of help-seeking intention among women with urinary incontinence.
Selected publications in English in recent 5 years（*corresponding author）
1. Li Y, Qiao Y, Luan X, Li S, Wang K*. Family resilience and psychological well-being among Chinese breast cancer survivors and their caregivers.Eur J Cancer Care. 2019 Jan 10:e12984
2. Zhao M, Gao J, Li M, Wang K*. Relationship Between Loneliness and Frailty Among Older Adults in Nursing Homes: The Mediating Role of Activity Engagement.J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019, S1525-8610(18)30639-X
3. Xu D, Zhu S, Li H, Gao J, Mou H, Wang K*. Relationships among occupational stress, toileting behaviors, and overactive bladder in nurses: a multiple mediator model.J Adv Nurs. 2018 Dec 26
4. Li Y, Wang K, Yin Y, Li Y, Li S. Relationships between family resilience, breast cancer survivors' individual resilience, and caregiver burden: A cross-sectional study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2018, 88:79-84
5. Xu D, Huang L, Gao J, Li J, Wang X, Wang K*. Effects of an education program on toileting behaviors and bladder symptoms in overactive bladder patients with type 2 diabetes: A randomized clinical trial. Int J Nurs Stud. 2018, 87:131-139
6. Zhu Y, Peng X, Wang S, Chen W, Liu C, Guo B, Zhao L, Gao Y, Wang K*, Lou F. Vapocoolant spray versus placebo spray/no treatment for reducing pain from intravenous cannulation: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 , 36(11):2085-2092
7. Xu D, Zhao M, Huang L, Wang K*. Overactive bladder symptom severity, bother, help-seeking behavior, and quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes: a path analysis Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2018, 16(1):1
8. Zhang Y, Duffy JF, de Castillero ER, Wang K. Chronotype, Sleep Characteristics, and Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Hospital Nurses.Workplace Health Saf. 2018, 66(1):8-15
9. Zhang D, Yang Y, Wu M, Zhao X, Sun Y, Xie H, Li H, Li Y, Wang K, Zhang J, Jia J, Su Y. The moderating effect of social support on the relationship between physical health and suicidal thoughts among Chinese rural elderly: A nursing home sample.Int J Ment Health Nurs. 2018, 27(5):1371-1382
10. Xu D, Cheng R, Ma A, Zhao M, Wang K*. Toileting behaviors and overactive bladder in patients with type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional study in China. BMC Urol. 2017, 17(1):42.
11. Xu D, Gao J, Wang X, Huang L, Wang K*. Prevalence of overactive bladder and its impact on quality of life in 1025 patients with type 2 diabetes in mainland China. J Diabetes Complications. 2017, 31(8):1254-1258
12. Zhang D, Yang Y, Sun Y, Wu M, Xie H, Wang K, Zhang J, Jia J, Su Y. Characteristics of the Chinese rural elderly living in nursing homes who have suicidal ideation: A multiple regression model. Geriatr Nurs. 2017, S0197-4572(17)30042-3
13. Wan X, Wu C, Xu D, Huang L, Wang K*. Toileting behaviours and lower urinary tract symptoms among female nurses, Int J Nurs Stud.2017 (65) 1–7
14. Xu D, Chen L, Wan X, Zhang Y, Liu N, Wang K*. Toileting behaviour and related health beliefs among Chinese female nurses. The international Journal of Clinical Practice 2016 ;70(5):416-23
15. Xu D, Liu N, Qu H, Chen L, Wang K*, Relationships among symptom severity, coping styles, and quality of life in community-dwelling women with urinary incontinence: a multiple mediator model. Qual Life Res . 2016, 25(1):223-232
16. Xu D, Wang X, Li J, Wang K*.The mediating effect of 'bothersome' urinary incontinence on help-seeking intentions among community-dwelling women.J Adv Nurs. 2015,71(2):315-25
17. Wu C, Wang K*, Sun T, Xu D, Palmer MH Predicting help-seeking intention of women with urinary incontinence in Jinan, China: a theory of planned behaviour model. J Clin Nurs. 2015, 24(3-4) 457-64.
18. Wang C, Li J, Wan X, Wang X, Kane RL, Wang K*. Effects of stigma on Chinese women's attitudes towards seeking treatment for urinary incontinence. J Clin Nurs. 2015, 24(7-8):1112-21
19. Wang C, Wan X, Wang K*, Li J, Sun T, Guan X. Disease stigma and intentions to seek care for stress urinary incontinence among community-dwelling women.Maturitas. 2014,77(4):351-5
20. Wan X, Wang C, Xu D, Guan X, Sun T, Wang K*. Disease stigma and its mediating effect on the relationship between symptom severity and quality of life among community-dwelling women with stress urinary incontinence: a study from a Chinese city. J Clin Nurs. 2014;23(15-16) :2170-9
Dr. Wang serves in several leadership positons in the field of nursing and gerontology, including as
· Vice-Chairman of the Teaching Steering Committee for Nursing Undergraduates of the Ministry of Education
· Chairman of the Teaching Steering Committee for Nursing Undergraduates of Shandong Province
· Vice-President of the Shandong Nursing Association
· Chairman of the Shandong Nursing Education Association
· Board Member of the Chinese Disability Research Association
· Vice-Chairman of the Shandong Gerontological Nursing Association