Tak, Sunghee H

Tak, Sunghee H

Adult Health Nursing


1990 Seoul National University Collge of Nursing, BSN
1992 Seoul National University, Graduate school of Public Health, MPH
1998 University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D.
2004 University of California at Los Angeles, Advanced Online Teaching Certificate
2007 John A Hartford Foundation, Claire M Fagin Post-doctoral Fellow in Geronotological Nursing


2013-2015 Endowed chair professor, University of Memphis, TN
2001-2012 Asociate professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, AR
1998-2001 Sssistant professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
1995-1998 Research assistant, University of Texas at Austin, TX
1994-1995 Registered nurse, Sierra Health Care Center for the Elderly, TX
1990-1991 Registered nurse, Seoul National University Hospital Diabetic ward

Research Interests

Technology in Aging Care
Person-centered Care
Tailored Nursing Interventions
Therapeutic Interventions for Preferred Activities in Persons with Dementia
End-of-life decisions and Palliative Care
Falls in Older Adults Living Alone
Transcultural Self-efficacy in Nursing


Articles (selected)

■ Tak, SH, Choi, HI, Lee, DY, Song, Y, & Park, JY. (2022). Nurses’ perceptions about smart beds in hospitals. CIN: Computers Informatics Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1097/CIN.0000000000000949

■ Kim, JY., Tak, SH., Ko, HN., Jung, SJ., Lee, JG., & Choi, HI. (2022). Effects of a 6-week integrated dementia awareness and prevention program for community-dwelling older adults. SAGE Open. https://doi.org/10.1177/21582440221123503

■ Lee, DY. & Tak SH. (2022). Barriers and facilitators related to older adults’ usage of mobility devices: a scoping review. Educational Gerontology. https://doi.org/10.1080/03601277.2022.2084309

■ Lee, JK. & Tak, SH. (2022). Factors associated with eHealth literacy focusing on digital literacy components: a cross-sectional study of middle-aged adults in South Korea. Digital Health, 8,1-9. https://doi.org/10.1177/20552076221102765

■ Jung, SJ. & Tak SH. (2022). Factors of functional disability in the social participation of older adults living alone with fall experience. Journal of Applied Gerontology. https://doi.org/10.1177/07334648221104791

■ Mohammed, S. & Tak, SH. (2022). Comparison of intensive care unit nurses’ and family members’ priorities of patient and family-centered care in Ghana. Journal of Korean Critical Care Nursing, 15(1),13-23. http://doi.org/10.34250/jkccn.2022.15.1.13

■ Ham, H. & Tak, SH. (2022). Factors influencing transcultural self-efficacy among nurses with foreign patient care experience. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 33(1), 87-95. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34018869/

■ Tak, SH. (2021). In quest of tablet apps for elders with Alzheimer’s disease: a descriptive review. CIN: Computers Informatics Nursing, 39(7), 347-354. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33660628/

■ Lee, DY. & Tak, SH. (2021). Fear of falling and related factors in older outpatients with spinal diseases. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 47(8), 47(8), 29-35. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34309452/

■ Kim, SH. & Tak, SH. (2021). Validity and reliability of the Korean Version of the Person-Centered Practice Inventory-Staff (PCPI-S). 간호사의 인간중심돌봄 측정도구-한국어판: 타당도와 신뢰도. Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing, 51(3), 363-379. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34215713/

■ Kim, SJ. & Tak, SH. (2021). Family members' knowledge and attitude toward life-sustaining treatment decisions for patients in the intensive care. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 23(3), 256-263. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33840799/

■ Tak, SH (2020). Engaging in preferred computer activities and cognitive outcome. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 19(3), 13-20. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34035673/

■ 이재경, 탁성희. (2020). ICT를 활용한 자녀.손자녀와의 접촉빈도와 디지털 리터러시가 노인의 인지기능에 미치는 영향 (The effects of digital literacy and the frequency of contact with children or grandchildren via ICT on the cognitive function of the elderly). 한국노년학, 40(3), 413-428. https://doi.org/10.31888/JKGS.2020.40.3.413

■ Tak, SH., Kim, JY., Ko, HN., & Yoo, YM. (2019). Feasibility of an integrated activity program for older adults with low education and mild dementia. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 45(3), 13-20. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30789985/

■ 정수정, 탁성희 (2019). 약물 이행 모델 기반 다제약제 복용 노인의 약물 불이행과 관련 요인. 한국콘텐츠학회 논문지, 19(12), 398-406. https://doi.org/10.5392/JKCA.2019.19.12.398

■ Kim, J.Y., Tak, S.H. (2018). Factors influencing care behaviors of certified care assistants for older adults with dementia. Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing, 20(3), 185-192. https://doi.org/10.17079/jkgn.2018.20.3.185

■ 탁성희 (2018). 4차 산업혁명시대 노인간호 (Gerontological nursing in the era of the fourth industrial revolution). 노인간호학회지 . 20, S160~165. https://www.jkgn.org/upload/pdf/jkgn-20-Suppl1-160.pdf

■ Huy, NV., Bang, KS., Xuan, H., Thang, CD., Thanh, NV., Hoan, LT., Tak, SH., Yu, SY., Yi, J., Son, DT., Minh, HV., & Hoat, LN. (2018). The roles of, activities of, and competencies for, community nursing services in rural Vietnam: Implications for policy decisions. The International journal of health planning and management, 33(4), e1147-e1159. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30091477/

■ Bidelman, GM., Lowther, JE., Tak, SH., & Alain, C. (2017). Mild cognitive impairment Is characterized by deficient brainstem and cortical representations of speech. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(13), 3610-3620. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28270574/

■ Song, M., Jin, X., Ko, HN, Tak, S. (2016). Chief complaints of elderly individuals on presentation to emergency department: a retrospective analysis of South Korean national data 2014. Asian Nursing Research, 10, 312-317. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28057320/

■ Tak, S., Zhang, H., Patel, H., & Hong, S. (2015). Computer activities for persons with dementia. The Gerontologist, 55, S40-49. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26055780/

■ Tak, S., Zhang, H., & Hong, S. (2015). Preferred computer activities among individuals with dementia: a pilot study. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 41(3), 50-57. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25369583/

■ Tak, S., Kedia, S., Tongumpun, T., Hong, SH. (2015). Activity engagement: perspectives from nursing home residents with dementia. Educational Gerontology, 41(3), 182-192. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25489122/

■ Tak, S. & Hong, S. (2014). Face name memory in Alzheimer’s disease. Geriatric Nursing, 35 (4), 290-4. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24746673/

■ Tak, S., Beck, C., & Hong, S. (2013). Feasibility of providing computer activities for persons with dementia. Non-Pharmacological Therapies in Dementia, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 3(1), 1-10. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25343006/

■ Hong, S., Lui, J., Tak, S., Vaidya, V. (2013). The Impact of patient knowledge of patient centered medication label content on quality of life among older adults. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 9 (1), 37-48. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2012.02.004

■ Tak, S., Benefield, L., & Mahoney, D. (2010). Technology for long-term care. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 3(1), 61-72. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20128544/

■ Gatto, S. L., & Tak, S. H. (2008). Computer, Internet, and e-mail use among older adults: Benefits and barriers. Educational Gerontology, 34, 800-811. https://doi.org/10.1080/03601270802243697

■ Tak, S., Beck, C., & McMahon, E. (2007). Computer and Internet Access for Long-Term Care Residents: Benefits and Barriers. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 33(5):32-40. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17511333/

■ Tak, S., Hong, SH., & Kennedy, R. (2007). Daily stress in elders with arthritis. Nursing and Health Sciences, 9(1):29-33. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17300542/

■ Cole, C., & Tak, S. (2006). Assessment of attention in Alzheimer’s Disease. Geriatric Nursing, 27(4), 238-43. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16890105/

■ Tak, S. (2006). An insider perspective of daily stress and coping in elders with arthritis. Orthopaedic Nursing Journal. 25(2), 127-32. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16572031/

■ Tak, S., Beck, C., Buettner, L., & Clark, F. (2005). Computer-assisted stimulating activity for elders with dementia. American Journal of Recreational Therapy, 4(4), 35-42.

■ Tak, S. & Hong, SH (2005). Use of computer for health information by older adults with arthritis. Orthopaedic Nursing Journal, 24(2), 134-138. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15902012/

■ Tak, S, & Laffrey, SC (2003). Life satisfaction and its correlates in older women with osteoarthritis. Orthopedic Nursing Journal, 22 (3), 182-189. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12803147/

■ Tsai, P. & Tak, S. (2003). Disease-specific pain measures for osteoarthritis of the knee and hip. Geriatric Nursing, 24(2), 106-109. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12714963/

■ Tsai, P., Tak, S., Moore, C., & Palencia, I. (2003). Testing a theory of chronic pain. Journalof Advanced Nursing, 43(2), 258-169. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12834374/

■ Tak, S., Nield, M., & Becker, H. (1999). Use of computer software program for qualitative analyses- Part 1: Introduction to NUD*IST. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 21(1), 111-17. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11512156/

■ Tak, S., Nield, M., & Becker, H. (1999). Use of computer software program for qualitative analyses- Part 2: advantages and disadvantages. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 21(3), 436-39. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11512208/

■ Tak, S. (1998). Intervention classifications for nursing practice and the ICNP: cultural considerations for Korean Nurses. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 52(Pt 2), 1322-4. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10384675/


■ 탁성희 (2020). 노인과 가족. 한국노인간호학회 (편), 노인간호학 (1판, pp. 49 - 59). 서울: 현문사.

■ 송미순, 강경자, 고하나, 김명숙, 류세앙, 박연환, 백설향, 유수정, 이민혜, 임경춘, 장선주, 최수영, 탁성희, 하지연. (2020). 노인간호학(2판). 정문각.