Research Statement

My research interest focuses on improving outcomes in older adults with heart failure through the examination of symptoms and risk factors associated with adverse events, as well as the development and evaluation of technology-based interventions through collaboration with local, national, and global partners. This interest stems from my personal experience caring for patients with heart failure who were rehospitalized, where I witnessed firsthand how patients struggle to understand and manage their disease, particularly their symptoms, when I worked in critical care. While I was pursuing my doctoral studies and working in home health care, I witnessed further barriers to self-management and the use of telehealth in the home setting (i.e., telehomecare), especially for older adults with heart failure. Based on those in-depth experiences with taking care of heart failure patients, my research focusing on heart failure in the doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania  and in the Aging and Informatics program for post-doctoral trainees at the University of Washington has helped me to integrate my research interests among the population of older adults with heart failure, broad clinical skills and mastery of statistical methods as well as informatics including the use of electronic health records and machine learning techniques.

Research Keywords

  • Metabolism
  • Urinalysis

Presentations

  • Kang, Y., Hurdle, J (2020). Heart Failure Society of America 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting, “Predictive model for risk of 30-day rehospitalization using a Natural Language Processing/Machine Learning approach among Medicare patients with heart failure” Virtual Oral presentation, Finalist in the Nursing Investigator Award session. , Presented, 2021.
  • Kang, Y., Baldry, E., Stehlik, J., Mooney, K (2021). Heart Failure Society of America 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting, “Symptoms Used In Heart Failure Research And Reviewed By Patients And Clinicians” Virtual Poster presentation. Poster, Presented, 2021.
  • Kang, Y., Galyean, P., Stehlik, J., Yang, S., Zickmud, S., Reid, C (2021). Heart Failure Society of America 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting, “Clinicians’ Practices In Pain Assessment And Management For Elderly With Heart Failure” Virtual Poster presentation. Poster, Presented, 2021.

Languages

  • Korean, Fluent.

Publications

  • Kang Y, Topaz M (date unknown). The Utility of Nursing Notes Among Medicare Patients With Heart Failure to Predict 30-Day Rehospitalization: A Pilot Study. The Journal of cardiovascular nursing. Accepted, .
  • Kang Y, Mondesir FL, Young D (date unknown). Home Healthcare Nursing Visits for Nonhomebound Patients With Heart Failure After Hospital Discharge: A Quality-Improvement Pilot Project. Home healthcare now. Vol. 39, 25-31. Accepted, .
  • Kang Y, Choi YK (date unknown). Pain in Homebound Older Adults with Heart Failure after Hospital Discharge. Home healthcare now. Vol. 39, 278-285. Accepted, .
  • Kang YJ (date unknown). Predictors of mortality in advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure. Biological Nursing Research. Accepted, .
  • Jarrín F. O (date unknown). Pathway to Better Patient Care and Nurse Workforce Outcomes in Home Care. Nursing outlook. Accepted, .
  • Kang YJ (date unknown). Utilizing home health care electronic health records for tele-homecare patients with heart failure: A decision tree approach to detect associations with rehospitalizations. Computers, Informatics, Nursing. Accepted, .
  • Kang Y, Taylor JO, Osterhage K, Turner AM (date unknown). Home Care Nurses' Perspectives Regarding Health Information Management Among Older Adults. Home healthcare now. Vol. 37, 319-327. Accepted, .
  • Kang Y, Sheng X, Stehlik J, Mooney K (date unknown). Identifying Targets to Improve Heart Failure Outcomes for Patients Receiving Home Healthcare Services: The Relationship of Functional Status and Pain. Home healthcare now. Vol. 38, 24-30. Accepted, .
  • Kang YJ (date unknown). Risk factors for all-cause rehospitalization among Medicare recipients with heart failure receiving tel-homecare. Telemedicine and e-Health. Accepted, .
  • Kang Y, Taylor JO, Osterhage K, Turner AM (date unknown). Home Care Nurses' Perspectives Regarding Health Information Management Among Older Adults. Home healthcare now. Vol. 37, 319-327. Accepted, .
  • Kang YJ (date unknown). Self-report pain assessment tools for cognitively intact older adults: integrative review. International Journal of Older People Nursing. Accepted, .
  • Meghani, S.H (date unknown). Clinician Targeted Mobile Apps in Palliative Care: A Systematic Review. Journal of Palliative Medicine. Accepted, .