Saun-Joo Yoon

Saun-Joo Yoon, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

Department: Biobehavioral Nursing Science
Business Phone: (352) 273-6418
Business Email: yoon@ufl.edu

About Saun-Joo Yoon

TEACHING

Dr. Yoon teaches both clinical and didactic nursing courses for undergraduate and accelerated BSN students. In addition, Dr. Yoon mentors and supervises Honors students, McNair Scholars, and doctoral students (both PhD and DNP).

RESEARCH/SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Yoon’s research areas are under the umbrella of palliative care, oncology, symptom management, and complementary therapies. Dr. Yoon focuses on symptom management of adult cancer populations, with particular interest in managing symptoms and/or symptom clusters using complementary therapies as the interventions to improve patient outcomes and quality of life after treatment. She is currently conducting a pilot study (randomized controlled trial) to investigate the effect of acupuncture on managing cancer-related anorexia and cachexia in patients with GI cancer. The study has been funded by the UF Opportunity Seed Fund and partially supported by the Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Another ongoing study is examining the Progression of Weight Loss in Patients with Gastrointestinal Cancer with the existing data obtained via i2b2. She completed studies on the use of dietary supplements to manage chronic pain, the effectiveness of CAM for chronic GI symptom management, and a feasibility study to improve appetite and slow weight loss among adults with cancers of the GI tract. Other areas of interest include symptom management of chronic conditions such as sickle cell disease, irritable bowel syndrome and ovarian cancer.

SERVICE/PRACTICE

Dr. Yoon is a member of the Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) and the Nursing Formal Review Committee (NFRC). She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society (STTI), Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS), American Nurses Association/ Florida Nurses Association (ANA/FNA) and UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC). She has been the recipient of many honors, most recently the UFHCC Celebration of Excellence Award (Bench to Bedside Award) and the UF Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorship Award. Since 2004, she has been serving as a reviewer for various journals.

Accomplishments

Professorship Award
2016-2019 · University of Florida Research Foundation
2015 Celebration of Excellence Award – Bench to Bedside
2015 · UF Health Canter Center
Dietary Supplement Research Practicum Scholar
2013 · Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institute of Health
Professorship Award
2009 · University of Florida Research Foundation
Outstanding Young Alumnus
2007 · University of Florida Alumni Association
Division Five Superior Accomplishment Award
2006 · University of Florida
Interdisciplinary Scholar
2006 · Summer Institute of Aging Research, National Institute for Health and National Institute of Aging
Scholar of the Pre-conference Workshop for Nurses
2006 · John A. Hartford Foundation
Hartford Institute Gerontological Research Scholar
2001 · Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars and Fellows Program
Graduate Student Award – Second Place
1999 · Leighton E. Cluff Award for Scholarly Aging Research, University of Florida
Outstanding Graduate Student Award
1999 · University of Florida College of Nursing
Third place winner: Nurses Week Poster Presentation
1999 · Shands Hospital
Scholarship Recipient ($6,000)
1996 · University of Florida College of Nursing
Shands Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship ($1,000)
1996 · Shands Hospital
Federal Nurse Traineeship
1995 · University of Florida College of Nursing
Traineeship
1990 · Veterans Administration Medical Center

Research Profile

Research interests include 1) interventions with use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) modalities to improve nutritional status, cancer-cachexia and symptom management in adult patients with gastrointestinal cancers, 2) herbal supplement use to manage symptoms and health promotion in older adults, and 3) palliative care related to cancer-cachexia in patients with GI cancers.

Publications

2021
Factors Associated With Emergency Department Length of Stay and In-hospital Mortality in Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patients.
The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 53(2):92-98 [DOI] 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000572. [PMID] 33538458.
2021
Hospital Characteristics and Mortality in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 53(1):2-4 [DOI] 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000549. [PMID] 32925560.
2021
Pain, symptom distress, and pain barriers by age among patients with cancer receiving hospice care: Comparison of baseline data.
Journal of geriatric oncology. 12(7):1068-1075 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jgo.2021.04.008. [PMID] 33967022.
2021
Sublingual Versus Swallowed Morphine: A Comparison.
Cancer nursing. 44(1):E13-E22 [DOI] 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000784. [PMID] 31895174.
2020
A QST-based Pain Phenotype in Adults With Sickle Cell Disease: Sensitivity and Specificity of Quality Descriptors.
Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain. 20(2):168-178 [DOI] 10.1111/papr.12841. [PMID] 31553824.
2020
Differential response to targeted acupuncture by gender in patients with gastrointestinal cancer cachexia: secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.
Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. 38(1):53-60 [DOI] 10.1177/0964528419873670. [PMID] 31544469.
2020
Emergency Department Length of Stay and Other Factors Contributing to Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patient Outcomes: An Executive Summary.
The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 52(6):264-266 [DOI] 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000537. [PMID] 33009169.
2020
Randomized Pilot Study: A Mobile Technology-based Self-management Intervention for Sickle Cell Pain.
Western journal of nursing research. 42(8):629-639 [DOI] 10.1177/0193945919878821. [PMID] 31583977.
2019
Augmentation of Cancer Cachexia Components With Targeted Acupuncture in Patients With Gastrointestinal Cancers: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study.
Integrative cancer therapies. 18 [DOI] 10.1177/1534735418823269. [PMID] 30791747.
2019
Dietary Supplement and Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Are Highly Prevalent in Patients with Gastrointestinal Disorders: Results from an Online Survey.
Journal of dietary supplements. 16(6):635-648 [DOI] 10.1080/19390211.2018.1472712. [PMID] 29958032.
2019
Differential response to targeted acupuncture by gender in patients with gastrointestinal cancer cachexia: secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.
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2019
Predicting unintentional weight loss in patients with gastrointestinal cancer.
Journal of cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle. 10(3):526-535 [DOI] 10.1002/jcsm.12398. [PMID] 30834673.
2019
Relationship of Pain Quality Descriptors and Quantitative Sensory Testing: Sickle Cell Disease.
Nursing research. 68(5):365-373 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000375. [PMID] 31283720.
2018
Body composition changes differ by gender in stomach, colorectal, and biliary cancer patients with cachexia: Results from a pilot study.
Cancer medicine. 7(8):3695-3703 [DOI] 10.1002/cam4.1665. [PMID] 29971962.
2018
Gastrointestinal symptom improvement from fiber, STW 5, peppermint oil, and probiotics use-Results from an online survey.
Complementary therapies in medicine. 41:225-230 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ctim.2018.10.003. [PMID] 30477844.
2018
Pancreatic Cancer Related Health Disparities: A Commentary.
Cancers. 10(7) [DOI] 10.3390/cancers10070235. [PMID] 30021952.
2018
The Effect of Tobacco Smoking on Bone Mass: An Overview of Pathophysiologic Mechanisms.
Journal of osteoporosis. 2018 [DOI] 10.1155/2018/1206235. [PMID] 30631414.
2018
The Effect of Tobacco Smoking on Musculoskeletal Health: A Systematic Review.
Journal of environmental and public health. 2018 [DOI] 10.1155/2018/4184190. [PMID] 30112011.
2017
Erratum.
Journal of community health nursing. 34(2) [DOI] 10.1080/07370016.2017.1293458. [PMID] 28287824.
2017
Korean Patient-Perceived Satisfaction Scale of Community-Based Case Management Services (Korean-PSCCM): Development and Psychometric Evaluation.
Journal of community health nursing. 34(1):32-45 [DOI] 10.1080/07370016.2017.1260987. [PMID] 28156147.
2016
Herbal Supplements Used to Treat Common Chronic Conditions
The Nurse Practitioner. 41(11):26-32 [DOI] 10.1097/01.NPR.0000502793.50737.2f.
2016
Laws and Guidelines Governing the Use of Herbal Supplements
The Nurse Practitioner. 41(12):39-42 [DOI] 10.1097/01.NPR.0000508171.52605.c5.
2016
The Microbiome and Cancer: Implications for Oncology Nursing Science.
Cancer nursing. 39(3):E56-62 [DOI] 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000286. [PMID] 26110573.
2015
Influence of acupuncture on bioelectrical impedance measures in patients with gastrointestinal cancer: results of a pilot study.
Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. 33(1):16-22 [DOI] 10.1136/acupmed-2014-010667. [PMID] 25413610.
2015
Novel intervention with acupuncture for anorexia and cachexia in patients with gastrointestinal tract cancers: a feasibility study.
Oncology nursing forum. 42(2):E102-9 [DOI] 10.1188/15.ONF.E102-E109. [PMID] 25806891.
2014
Complementary and alternative medicines in irritable bowel syndrome: an integrative view.
World journal of gastroenterology. 20(2):346-62 [DOI] 10.3748/wjg.v20.i2.346. [PMID] 24574705.
2013
Factors contributing to the use of complementary and alternative medicine in rural older women with chronic pain in South Korea.
Applied nursing research : ANR. 26(4):186-91 [DOI] 10.1016/j.apnr.2013.06.004. [PMID] 23867138.
2013
Job-related stress, emotional labor, and depressive symptoms among Korean nurses.
Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. 45(2):169-76 [DOI] 10.1111/jnu.12018. [PMID] 23470274.
2013
Mind-Body Therapies for Functional Bowel Disorders-a Review of Recent Clinical Trials
European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 5(4):296-307 [DOI] 10.1016/j.eujim.2013.03.007.
2012
Clinical evaluation of liquid placebos for an herbal supplement, STW5, in healthy volunteers.
Complementary therapies in medicine. 20(5):267-74 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ctim.2012.04.003. [PMID] 22863640.
2012
Relationships between physical activity and awareness and treatment status among adults with low femoral bone density in the United States.
American journal of health promotion : AJHP. 27(1):2-9 [DOI] 10.4278/ajhp.110107-QUAN-7. [PMID] 22950919.
2012
Research support in doctoral-granting schools of nursing: a decade later.
Journal of professional nursing : official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. 28(2):74-81 [DOI] 10.1016/profnurs.2011.11.016. [PMID] 22459136.
2011
Control in the middle (CIM) for three-period crossover studies.
Planta medica. 77(13):1473-6 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0030-1271044. [PMID] 21509714.
2011
Management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in adults: conventional and complementary/alternative approaches.
Alternative medicine review : a journal of clinical therapeutic. 16(2):134-51 [PMID] 21649455.
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2010
Current developments for the diagnosis and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.
Current pharmaceutical design. 16(33):3638-45 [PMID] 21128902.
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2010
Educating patients to evaluate web-based health care information: the GATOR approach to healthy surfing.
Journal of clinical nursing. 19(9-10):1371-7 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02762.x. [PMID] 19538561.
2010
Irritable bowel syndrome: epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment: an update for health-care practitioners.
Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology. 25(4):691-9 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2009.06120.x. [PMID] 20074154.
2009
A review of smoking cessation: potentially risky effects on prescribed medications.
Journal of clinical nursing. 18(11):1533-40 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02724.x. [PMID] 19490292.
2008
Cam Use in Minority Older Adults: Is It Complementary Or Alternative?
Gerontologist. 48
2008
The relationship between pain and functional disability in Black and White older adults.
Research in nursing & health. 31(4):341-54 [DOI] 10.1002/nur.20270. [PMID] 18231972.
2007
Enhancing self-management in children with sickle cell disease through playing a CD-ROM educational game: a pilot study.
Pediatric nursing. 33(1):60-3, 72 [PMID] 17411004.
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2006
Comprehensive, integrative management of pain for patients with sickle-cell disease.
Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.). 12(10):995-1001 [PMID] 17212571.
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2006
Herbal, prescribed, and over-the-counter drug use in older women: prevalence of drug interactions.
Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.). 27(2):118-29 [PMID] 16638483.
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2006
Racial/Ethnic differences in self-reported health problems and herbal use among older women.
Journal of the National Medical Association. 98(6):918-25 [PMID] 16775914.
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2004
Herbal product use by African American older women.
Clinical nursing research. 13(4):271-88 [PMID] 15448280.
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2004
Perceived health promotion practice by older women: use of herbal products.
Journal of gerontological nursing. 30(7):9-15 [PMID] 15287322.
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Grants

Jul 2019 ACTIVE
UF Health Cancer Center Pilot Projects funded by UF Foundation Allocated Funds
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF FOUNDATION
Jun 2014 – Aug 2016
Impact of mechanism based acupuncture intervention to improve weight loss in GI Cancer patients with cachexia
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF DSR OPPORTUNITY FUND

Education

PhD in Nursing
1999 · University of Florida
Master of Science in Adult Health Nursing
1992 · University of Florida
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
1980 · Seoul National University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2017-2021
NGR7940L Residency in Adv Nurs
2011-2013,2017-2021
NGR7970L Adv Nursing Project
2019-2021
NUR4768C Clinical Reasoning and Personalized Nursing Care: Adult Chronic Conditions
2019-2020
NUR3106 Lead and Inspire 1: Professional Nursing Practice
2011-2013,2019-2020
NUR4944L Transition to Professional Practice
2016-2020
NUR4739 Systems of Care 3: Restoration of Wellness
2018
NGR6905 Individual Study
2017-2018
NGR7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2009-2010,2015-2018
NGR7979 Advanced Research
2011-2018
NUR4748L Clinical Practice 4: Multi-system Care
2013-2014,2016
NUR3138C Clinical Practice 1: Wellness Promotion and Illness Prevention
2012-2016
NUR3738C Clinical Practice 2: Restoration of Wellness
2014
NUR4905 Individual Study
2011-2014
NUR4739L Rest of Well Clin 3
2013
NUR4829 Leader and Mngmt in Nur
2012
NUR3069C Hlth Assess and Communi
2011-2012
NUR3738L Rest of Well Clin 2
2011
NUR3169 Inquiry and Evidence
2011
NUR4767L Hlth Care App Complex
2010
NUR3138L Wellness Pro Clin 1
2010
NUR3825 Intro Prof of Nursing
2009-2010
NUR4256L Pract Adult/Elderly
2009-2010
NGR6944 Indiv Clinic Practice
2009
NUR3218 Adult Elderly Concept
2006-2009
NUR4165 Intro Research Proces
2006-2007
NGR7816 Quant Res/Des Measure
2006
NGR6802 Research Utilization
2021
NUR4766C Clinical Reasoning and Personalized Nursing Care: Adult Complex Conditions
2021
NUR3219C Clinical Reasoning and Personalized Nursing Care: Adult Acute Conditions
2021
NUR3737C Principles of Personalized Nursing Care 1

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6418
Emails:
Business:
yoon@ufl.edu