The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research aims to identify critical gaps within community and healthcare services, with an explicit goal to improve health outcomes (and a focus on vulnerable groups) via innovative individual, community and health service-focused programs.

The Nursing Research Institute undertakes multidisciplinary clinical and health services research that is focused on improving patient outcomes and health systems with a particular emphasis on implementation science research, that is the study of how to implement evidence based care. This research spans systematic reviews, trials, surveys, mixed-methods and qualitative research which a focus on:

  • Acute & Chronic Care
  • Stroke Care
  • Pressure Injury Prevention
  • Models of care

The Institute for Health and Ageing (IHA) is a multidisciplinary, Melbourne-based research institute focussing on both the positive and problematic aspects of ageing.

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Submissions from 2011

Assessment of bilateral limb lymphedema by bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy, Leigh Ward, Ann Winall, Elisabeth Isenring, Andrew Hills, Sharon Czerniec, Elizabeth Dylke, and Sharon Kilbreath

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The UK forum for stroke training and the stroke-specific education framework, Caroline Watkins, Tracey Barron, David Davis, Steve Hatton, D Jenkinson, Stephanie Jones, Chris Price, Adrian South, T Quinn, and M Leathley

The 12-month effects of early motivational interviewing after acute stroke :A randomized controlled trial, Caroline Watkins, J Wathan, M Leathley, M Auton, Carol Deans, H Dickinson, Cathy Jack, C Sutton, M Van Den Broek, and C Lightbody

Doctorates and nurses, R. Watson, David R. Thompson, and E. Amella

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Assisted reproductive technologies :a systematic review of safety and effectiveness to inform disinvestment policy, A. M. Watt, A. Elshaug, C. D. Willis, and Janet E. Hiller

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The rotator cuff muscles have a direction specific recruitment pattern during shoulder flexion and extension exercises, Duangjai Wattanaprakornkul, Ian Cathers, Mark Halaki, and Karen Ginn

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A comprehensive analysis of muscle recruitment patterns during shoulder flexion: An electromyographic study, Duangjai Wattanaprakornkul, Mark Halaki, Craig Boettcher, Ian Cathers, and Karen A. Ginn

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Direction-specific recruitment of rotator cuff muscles during bench press and row, Duangjai Wattanaprakornkul, Mark Halaki, Ian Cathers, and Karen Ginn

Motivational Determinants of integrating Positive and Negative Past identities, N Weinstein, Edward Deci, and Richard Ryan

A self-determination theory approach to understanding stress incursion and responses, N Weinstein and Richard Ryan

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Plasma TIMP-4 predicts left ventricular remodeling after acute myocardial infarction, Robin A. P. Weir, Suzanne Clements, Tracey Steedman, Henry J. Dargie, John J. V. McMurray, Iain B. Squire, and Leong L. Ng

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Aldosterone and cortisol predict medium-term left ventricular remodelling following myocardial infarction, Robin A. P. Weir, Ioannis K. Tsorlalis, Tracey Steedman, Henry J. Dargie, Robert Fraser, John J. V. McMurray, and John M. C. Connell

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The impacts of river regulation and water diversion on the hydrological drought characteristics in the Lower Murrumbidgee River, Australia, L Wen, Kerrylee Rogers, J Ling, and Neil Saintilan

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The influences of climate and hydrology on population dynamics of waterbirds in the lower Murrumbidgee River floodplains in Southeast Australia :implications for environmental water management, L Wen, Kerrylee Rogers, Neil Saintilan, and J Ling

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Family resilience: Towards a new model of chronic pain management, Caryn West, Kim Usher, and Kim Narelle Foster

Rapid aminoacidemia enhances myofibrillar protein synthesis and anabolic intramuscular signaling responses after resistance exercise, D West, N Burd, Vernon Coffey, S Baker, Louise Burke, John Hawley, Daniel Moore, T Stellingwerff, and S Phillips

Psychological interventions for coronary heart disease (Review), B. Whalley, K. Rees, P. Davies, P. Bennett, S. Ebrahim, Z. Liu, R. West, T. Moxham, David R. Thompson, and R S. Taylor

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Physical inactivity and chronic kidney disease in Australian adults : The AusDiab study, Sarah White, David Dunstan, Kevan Polkinghorne, Robert Atkins, Alan Cass, and Steven Chadban

Predictors of academic performance of nursing and paramedic students in first year bioscience, Douglas Whyte, V. Madigan, and E. Drinkwater

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Self medication with antibiotics in Yogyakarta City Indonesia :a cross sectional population-based survey, A. Widayati, S. Suryawati, C. de Crespigny, and Janet E. Hiller

How planning facilitates behaviour change :Additive and interactive effects of a randomized controlled trial, A Wiedemann, S Lippke, T Reuter, J Ziegelmann, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Exercise-Induced splanchnic hypoperfusion results in gut dysfunction in healthy men, Kim Van Wijck, Kaatje Lenaerts, Luc Van Loon, Wilbert H. M. Peters, Wim A. Buurman, and Cornelis H. C. Dejong

Pedunculopontine nucleus deep brain stimulation produces sustained improvement in primary progressive freezing of gait, Robert Wilcox, Michael Cole, David Wong, Terry Coyne, Peter Silburn, and Graham Kerr

A play-based intervention for children with ADHD :A pilot study, Sarah Wilkes-Gillan, Reinie Cordier, Anita Bundy, Kimberley Docking, and Natalie Munro

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A play-based intervention for children with ADHD : A pilot study, Sarah Wilkes-Gillan, Reinie Cordier, Anita Bundy, Kimberley Docking, and Natalie Munro

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Undergraduate paramedic students' attitudes to e-learning: Findings from five university programs, Brett Williams, Malcolm Boyle, Andrew Molloy, Richard Brightwell, Graham Munro, Melinda Service, and Ted Brown

Training conditions influence walking kinematics and self-selected walking speed in patients with neurological impairments, Gavin Williams, Ross Clark, Anthony Schache, N Fini, Liz Moore, Meg Morris, and P McCrory

The Smoker's Health Project :A self-determination theory intervention to facilitate maintenance of tobacco abstinence, Gregory Williams, H Patrick, C Niemiec, Richard Ryan, Edward Deci, and H Lavigne

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A comparison of motor imagery performance in children with spastic hemiplegia and developmental coordination disorder, Jacqueline Louise Williams, Vicki Anderson, Dinah Reddihough, Susan Reid, Nandita Vijayakumar, and Peter Henry Wilson

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Area-based socioeconomic status and mood disorders: Cross-sectional evidence from a cohort of randomly selected adult women, Lana Williams, Sharon Brennan, Margaret Henry, Michael Berk, Felice Jacka, Geoffrey Nicholson, Mark Kotowicz, and Julie Pasco

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Paracetamol (acetaminophen) use, fracture and bone mineral density, Lana Williams, Julie Pasco, Margaret Henry, Kerrie Sanders, Geoffrey Nicholson, Mark Kotowicz, and Michael Berk

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Understanding the behaviour of the target market: what do adolescents think about when asked questions about their behaviour in the sun?, Melinda Williams, Sandra C. Jones, Peter Caputi, and Donald C. Iverson

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Diagnostic performance of serum cobalamin tests :a systematic review and meta-analysis, C. D. Willis, A. Elshaug, J. L. Milverton, A. M. Watt, M. P. Metz, and Janet Esther Hiller

Exploring implementation and sustainability of models of care :Can theory help?, Karen Willis, Della Forster, Michelle Newton, and Helen McLachlan

Women's use of complementary and alternative medicine for fertility enhancement :A review of the literature, Karen Willis, Jo-Anne Rayner, and Rebekah Burgess

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What's in a name :Integrative medicine or simply good medical practice?, Karen Willis, Jo-Anne Rayner, and Marie Pirotta

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Participating in research :Exploring participation and engagement in a study of self-management for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Karen Willis, Andrew Robinson, Richard Wood-Baker, Paul Turner, and E Walters

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Judging Approachability on the Face of It :The Influence of Face and Body Expressions on the Perception of Approachability, Megan Louise Willis, Romina Palermo, and Darren Burke

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Social judgements are influenced by both facial expression and direction of eye gaze, Megan Louise Willis, Romina Palermo, and Darren Burke

Dysphagia after nonsurgical head and neck cancer treatment :Patients' perspectives, Janet Wilson, Paul Carding, and J Patterson

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The association between objectively measured neighborhood features and walking in middle-aged adults, Lee-Ann M. Wilson, Billie Giles-Corti, Nicola W. Burton, Katrina Giskes, Michele A. Haynes, and Gavin Turrell

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Cost-effectiveness of Dermabond versus sutures for lacerated wound closure: A randomised controlled trial, Mi Ling Eliza Wong, T. H. Rainer, Yan Lam Ng, M. S. Chan, and Violeta Lopez

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Risk of falls, injurious falls, and other injuries resulting from visual impairment among older adults with age-related macular degeneration, J M. Wood, P. F. Lacherez, A A. Black, Michael H. Cole, M Y. Boon, and G K. Kerr

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Neonatal white matter abnormalities predict global executive function impairment in children born very preterm, Lianne J. Woodward, Caron A.C. Clark, Verena Erica Pritchard, Peter J. Anderson, and Terrie E. Inder

Systematic review of cardiovascular disease in women :Assessing the risk, Linda Worrall-Carter, Chantal Ski, Elizabeth Scruth, Michelle Campbell, and Karen Nicola Page

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Development and pilot test of a peer-support based Cardiac-Diabetes Self-Management Program :A study protocol, Chiung-Jung Wu, Anne Chang, Mary Denise Courtney, Lillie Shortridge-Baggett, and Karam Kostner

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Impact of prehospital delay in treatment seeking on in-hospital complications after acute myocardial infarction, Jia-Rong Wu, Debra K. Moser, Barbara Riegel, Sharon McKinley, and Lynn V. Doering

The food here is tasteless! Food taste or tasteless food? :Chermosensory loss and the politics of under-nutrition, K. Wylie and Monica Nebauer

The fragmented story of pain :A saga of economic discourse and lack of holistic assessment in the residential care of older people, K. Wylie and Monica Nebauer

A pilot study of a telephone-based parental intervention to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in 3 to 5 year old children, Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden, Elizabeth Campbell, Karen Campbell, Leah Brennan, Amanda Fletcher, Jenny Bowman, Todd Heard, and John Wiggers

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Circumstances and outcomes of sudden unexpected death in patients with high-risk myocardial infarction: Implications for prevention, Siqin Ye, Matthew Grunnert, Jens Jakob Thune, Kent M. Stephenson, Hajime Uno, Peter V. Finn, John J. V. McMurray, Eric J. Velazquez, Robert Califf, Marc A. Pfeffer, and Scott D. Solomon

Primary and secondary students' motivation in learning English :Grade and gender differences, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Shun Lau, and Youyan Nie

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Does passive mobilization of shoulder region joints provide additional benefit over advice and exercise alone for people who have shoulder pain and minimal movement restriction? A randomized controlled trial, Ross Yiasemides, Mark Halaki, Ian Cathers, and Karen Ginn

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A new financial budgetary system for community health services institutions in China, Chuanmei You, Lan Yao, Jiakang Fu, Fang Wang, Hongqing Wang, and Tao Dai

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A multilevel investigation of inequalities in clinical and psychosocial outcomes for women after breast cancer, Philippa H. Youl, Peter D. Baade, Joanne Aitken, Suzanne K. Chambers, Gavin Turrell, Christopher Pyke, and Jeffery Dunn

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Assessment and Monitoring of Ballistic and Maximal Upper-Body Strength Qualities in Athletes, Suzanne Young, Urszula Dolecka, and Carol Morrison

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Which jump variables should be used to assess explosive leg muscle function?, Warren Young, Stuart Cormack, and Michael Crichton

Psychometric properties of the chinese version of the european heart failure self-care behaviour scale, D. Yu, D. Lee, David R. Thompson, T. Jaarsma, J. Woo, and E. Leung

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Eplerenone in patients with systolic heart failure and mild symptoms, Faiez Zannad, John J. V. McMurray, Henry Krum, Dirk J. van Veldhuisen, Karl Swedberg, Harry Shi, John Vincent, Stuart J. Pocock, and Bertram Pitt

Computed tomography perfusion prognostic maps do not predict reversible and irreversible neurological dysfunction following reperfusion therapies, Limin Zhao, Kristian Barlinn, Asim Bag, Maruthi Kesani, Luis Cava, Clotilde Balucani, Anne Alexandrov, Joseph Horton, Damon Patterson, and Mark Harrigan

Maintaining autonomy despite multimorbidity :Self-efficacy and the two faces of social support, J Ziegelmann, B Schuz, S Wurm, C Tesch-Romer, and Lisa Warner

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Synergistic effect of social support and self-efficacy on physical exercise in older adults, J Ziegelmann, B Schuz, S Wurm, and Lisa Warner

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Prevalence and significance of alterations in cardiac structure and function in patients with heart failure and a preserved ejection fraction, Michael R. Zile, John S. Gottdiener, Scott J. Hetzel, John McMurray, Michel Komajda, Robert McKelvie, Catalin F. Baicu, Barry M. Massie, and Peter E. Carson

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The factorial structure and external validity of the prospective and retrospective memory questionnaire in older adults, D Zimprich, Matthias Kliegel, and P Rast

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Predictors of accuracy of diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in general practice, Nick Zwar, G. Marks, O. Hermiz, Sandy Middleton, E. Comino, I. Hasan, S. Vagholkar, and S F. Wilson

Submissions from 2010

Time-based prospective memory performance in young children, Ingo Aberle and Matthias Kliegel

Time-based prospective memory performance in young children, Ingo Aberle and Matthias Kliegel

Teaching mindfulness to psychotherapists in clinical practice : The mindful therapy programme, C Aggs and Matthew Bambling

Auditing the TPACK Competence and Confidence of Australian Teachers :The teaching with ICT Audit Survey (TWictAS), Peter Albion, Romina Jamieson-Proctor, and Glenn Finger

End-diastolic velocity increase predicts recanalization and neurological improvement in patients with ischemic stroke with proximal arterial occlusions receiving reperfusion therapies, Andrei Alexandrov, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Marta Rubiera, Konstantinos Vadikolias, Elefterios Stamboulis, Carlos Molina, and Anne Alexandrov

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Acute Stroke Nursing Management, Anne Alexandrov

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What is a Stroke?, Anne Alexandrov

Are older adults more social than Younger Adults? : Social importance increases older Adults' prospective memory performance, Mareike Altgassen, Matthias Kliegel, M Brandimonte, and P Filippello

Differential predictors of critical comments and emotional over-involvement in first-episode psychosis, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, John Francis Martin Gleeson, Sue Cotton, Darryl Wade, Kingsley Crisp, M Yap, and Patrick McGorry

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Wheat as food, wheat as industrial substance : comparative geographies of transformation and mobility, Jennifer Atchison, Lesley Head, and Alison Susan Gates

European cardiovascular nurses' experiences of and attitudes towards having family members present in the resuscitation room, Asa Axelsson, Bengt Fridlund, Philip Moons, Jan Martensson, Wilma Scholte Reimer, Karen Smith, Anna Stromberg, David Thompson, and Tone Norekval

A fair go! Narrative accounts of sports officials experiences with media induced stress, Chris Baldwin

Validation of the measure of processes of care for adults : a measure of client-centred care, Elena Bamm, Peter Rosenbaum, and Paul Stratford

Validation of the measure of processes of care for adults : a measure of client-centred care, Elena Bamm, Peter Rosenbaum, and Paul Stratford

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Markers of inflammation and endothelial activation in black South Africans with HIV and acute coronary syndromes, Anthony Becker, Elena Libhaber, Karen Sliwa, Simon Stewart, and M Essop

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Markers of inflammation and endothelial activation in black South Africans with HIV and acute coronary syndromes, Anthony Becker, Elena Libhaber, Karen Sliwa, Simon Stewart, and M Essop

Acute coronary syndromes in treatment-naive black south africans with human immunodeficiency virus infection, Anthony Becker, Karen Sliwa, Elena Libhaber, A Essop, Christos Zambakides, and M Essop

Acute coronary syndromes in treatment-naive black south africans with human immunodeficiency virus infection, Anthony Becker, Karen Sliwa, Elena Libhaber, A Essop, Christos Zambakides, and M Essop

Nutritional strategies to promote postexercise recovery, M Beelen, Louise Burke, M Gibala, and Luc van Loon

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Bone marrow lesions are related to dynamic knee loading in medial knee osteoarthritis, Kim Bennell, Mark William Creaby, Tim Wrigley, Kelly-Ann Bowles, Rana Hinman, Flavia Cicuttini, and David Hunter

Randomised controlled trial of an automated, interactive telephone intervention to improve type 2 diabetes self-management (Telephone Linked care Diabetes Project) : Study protocol, Dominique Bird, Brian Oldenburg, Mandy Cassimatis, Anthony Russell, Susan Ash, Mary Denise Courtney, Paul Scuffham, Ian Stewart, Richard Wootton, and Robert Friedman

Questioning the general self-esteem vaccine : General self-esteem, racial discrimination, and standardised achievement across indigenous and non-indigenous students, Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, Marjorie Seaton, Genevieve Nelson, Rhonda Craven, and See Yeung

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Change in running kinematics after cycling are related to alterations in running economy in triathletes, Jason Bonacci, Daniel Green, Philo Saunders, Peter Blanch, Melinda Smith, Andrew Chapman, and B Vincenzino

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A family affair : Aboriginal women's efforts to limit second-hand smoke exposure at home, Joan Bottorff, Jerry Johnson, J Carey, P Hutchinson, D Sullivan, R Mowatt, and D Wardman

Tobacco use patterns in traditional and shared parenting families : A gender perspective, Joan Bottorff, Michelle Kelly, J Oliffe, Jerry Johnson, L Greaves, and Aleta Chan

Young women's responses to smoking and breast cancer risk information, Joan Bottorff, S McKeown, J Carey, R Haines, C Okoli, Kelley Johnson, J Easley, R Ferrence, L Baillie, and E Ptolemy

Men's business, women's work : gender influences and fathers' smoking, Joan Bottorff, J Oliffe, Michelle Kelly, L Greaves, Jerry Johnson, P Ponic, and Aleta Chan

Empowering employees : The moderating role of perceived organisational climate and justice, Jean Boudrias, Luc Brunet, Andre Savoie, Patrick Plunier, Alexandre Morin, and Gerlanda Cacciatore

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Habilitation Psychologique : Validation d'une Mesure en Langue Française, Jean Boudrias, Vincent Rousseau, Patrick Migneault, Alexandre Morin, and François Courcy

Impact of caring for a school aged child with a disability : Understanding mothers' perspectives, Helen Bourke-Taylor, Linsey Howie, and Mary Law

Impact of caring for a school aged child with a disability : Understanding mothers' perspectives, Helen Bourke-Taylor, Linsey Howie, and Mary Law

Development of the Child's Challenging Behaviour Scale (CCBS) for mothers of school aged children with disabilities, Helen Bourke-Taylor, Mary Law, Linsey Howie, and Julie Pallant

Development of the Child's Challenging Behaviour Scale (CCBS) for mothers of school aged children with disabilities, Helen Bourke-Taylor, Mary Law, Linsey Howie, and Julie Pallant

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Performance and health concepts in artistic gymnastics., Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

Large-scale application of a telephone-based test of cognitive functioning in older adults, L Breitling, M Wolf, H Muller, E Raum, Matthias Kliegel, and H Brenner