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

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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Low DHEAS levels are associated with depressive symptoms in elderly Chinese men: results from a large study, Samuel Y. S. Wong, Jason Leung, Timothy Kwok, Claes Ohlsson, Liesbeth Vandenput, Ping C. Leung, and Jean Woo

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Risk of falls, injurious falls, and other injuries resulting from visual impairment among older adults with age-related macular degeneration, Joanne M. Wood, Philippe Lacherez, Alex A. Black, Michael H. Cole, Mei Ying Boon, and Graham 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 E. 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

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

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

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Eight common genetic variants associated with serum DHEAS levels suggest a key role in ageing mechanisms, Guangju Zhai, Alexander Teumer, Lisette Stolk, John R. B. Perry, Liesbeth Vandenput, Andrea D. Coviello, Annemarie Koster, Jordana T. Bell, Shalender Bhasin, Joel Eriksson, Anna L. Eriksson, Florian Ernst, Luigi Ferrucci, Timothy M. Frayling, Daniel Glass, Elin Grundberg, Robin Haring, Åsa K. Hedman, Albert Hofman, Douglas P. Kiel, Heyo K. Kroemer, Yongmei Liu, Kathryn L. Lunetta, Marcello Maggio, Mattias Lorentzon, Massimo Mangino, David Melzer, Iva Miljkovic, MuTHER Consortium, Alexandra Nica, Brenda W. J. H. Penninx, Ramachandran S. Vasan, Fernando Rivadeneira, Kerrin S. Small, Nicole Soranzo, André G. Uitterlinden, Henry Völzke, Scott G. Wilson, Li Xi, Wei Vivian Zhuang, Tamara B. Harris, Joanne M. Murabito, Claes Ohlsson, Anna Murray, Frank H. de Jong, Tim D. Spector, and Henri Wallaschofski

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

The age prospective memory paradox: Young adults may not give their best outside of the lab, I Aberle, Peter Rendell, Nathan Rose, Mark McDaniel, and Matthias Kliegel

Validity and inter-rater reliability of medio-lateral knee motion observed during a single-limb mini squat, Eva Ageberg, Kim Bennell, Michael Hunt, Milena Simic, Ewa Roos, and Mark Creaby

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

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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 W. Alexandrov

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What is a stroke?, Anne W. Alexandrov

Preparation of nurses for novice entry to perioperative practice: Evaluation of a short education program, Anne Maree Allanson and Paul Fulbrook

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

Emotional target cues eliminate age differences in prospective memory, Mareike Altgassen, Louise H. Phillips, Julie Henry, Peter Rendell, and Matthias Kliegel

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

The information and support needs of Faroese women hospitalised with an acute coronary syndrome, Jorun Askham, Lisa Kuhn, Kirsten Frederiksen, Patricia Davidson, Karen-Leigh Edward, and Linda Worrall-Carter

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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

Rockfalls: Predicting high risk behaviours from beliefs, Helen Aucote, Anthony Miner, and Peter Dahlhaus

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Biochemical characteristics and inhibitor selectivity of mouse indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase-2, Christopher Jonathan Daraius Austin, B. M. Mailu, G. J. Maghzal, A. Sanchez-Perez, S. Rahlfs, K. Zocher, Hajime J. Yuasa, J. W. Arthur, K. Becker, R. Stocker, Nicholas H. Hunt, and Helen J. Ball

A naturalistic inquiry of registered nurses' perspectives and expectations of psychodynamic therapeutic care in acute psychiatric inpatient facilities, Patricia Awty, Anthony Welch, and Lisa Kuhn

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

Dismantling the age-prospective memory paradox: The classic laboratory paradigm simulated in a naturalistic setting, Phoebe Bailey, Julie Henry, Peter Rendell, Louise H. Phillips, and Matthias Kliegel

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

Backward recall and benchmark effects of working memory, Tamra Bireta, Sheena E. Fry, Annie Jalbert, Ian Neath, Aimee Surprenant, Gerald Tehan, and Anne Tolan

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

A nurse practitioner initiated model of service delivery in caring for people with dementia, Sally Borbasi, Elizabeth Emmanuel, Brona Farrelly, and Jayne Ashcroft

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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

Reliability and variability of day-to-day vault training measures in artistic gymnastics, Elizabeth Bradshaw, Patricia Hume, Mark Calton, and Brad Aisbett

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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

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Changes in the content of children's school lunches across the school week, Leah Brennan, Cara Miles, Sarah Mitchell, and Jan Matthews

Movement pattern comparisons in elite (AFL) and sub-elite (WAFL) Australian football games using GPS, Cameron Brewer, Brian Dawson, Jarryd Heasman, Glenn Stewart, and Stuart Cormack

Hamstring antagonist torque generated in vivo following ACL rupture and ACL reconstruction, Adam Bryant, Mark William Creaby, Robert Newton, and Julie Steele

Effect of drink temperature on core temperature and endurance cycling performance in warm, humid conditions, Catriona Burdon, Helen O'Connor, Janelle Gifford, S Shirreffs, Phillip Chapman, and Nathan Johnson

Talent development in adolescent team sports: A review, Darren Burgess and Geraldine Naughton

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A randomised controlled trial of the efficacy of the ABCD Parenting Young Adolescents Program : rationale and methodology, Kylie Burke, Leah Brennan, and Sarah Roney

Fueling strategies to optimize performance : Training high or training low?, Louise Burke

Fueling strategies to optimize performance : Training high or training low?, Louise Burke

Training load in pre-pubertal female artistic gymnastics, Lauren Burt, Geraldine Naughton, Dean Higham, and Raul Landeo

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Effect of cardiorespiratory training on aerobic fitness and carryover to activity in children with cerebral palsy : a systematic review, Jane Margaret Butler, A A. Scianni, and Louise Ada

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Experiences and aspirations of younger mothers, Kate Butler, Gail Winkworth, Morag McArthur, and Judith Smyth

Lessons from the field: An examination of count errors in the operating theatre, Margaret Butler, Rosemary Ford, Elaine Boxer, and Sally Sutherland-Fraser

Protocol and pilot data for establishing the Australian stroke clinical registry, Dominique Cadihac, Natasha Lannin, Craig Anderson, Chris Levi, Steven Faux, Christopher Price, Sandy Middleton, Joyce Lim, Amanda Thrift, and Geoffrey Donnan

Encompassing multiple moral paradigms: A challenge for nurse educators, Shirin Caldwell, Hongyan Lu, and Thomas Harding

Short-term endurance training does not alter the oxidative capacity of human subcutaneous adipose tissue, Donny Camera, Malcolm Anderson, John Hawley, and A Carey

Early time course of akt phosphorylation after endurance and resistance exercise, Donny Camera, J Edge, M Short, John Hawley, and Vernon Coffey

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Does cognitive impairment predict poor self-care in patients with chronic heart failure?, Janette Cameron, Linda Worrall-Carter, Karen Page, Barbara Riegel, Sing Kai Lo, and Simon Stewart

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Self-Care Behaviours and Heart Failure: Does Experience with Symptoms Really Make a Difference?, Janette Cameron, Linda Worrall-Carter, Karen Page, and Simon Stewart

Recovery from bushfires: The experience of the 2003 Canberra bushfires three years after, Peter Camilleri, Christine Healy, Elspeth Macdonald, Susan Nicholls, Jolyon Sykes, Gail Winkworth, and Merrilyn Woodward

The role of the media and communication in recovery from natural disasters, Peter Camilleri, Jolyon Sykes, and Susan Nicholls

Parental use of restrictive feeding practices and child BMI z-score. A 3-year prospective cohort study, Karen Campbell, Nick Andrianopoulos, Kylie Hesketh, Kylie Ball, David Crawford, Leah Brennan, Nadia Corsini, and Anna Timperio

Does the prevalence of CD and ODD vary across cultures?, G Canino, G Polanczyk, J Bauermeister, L Rohde, and Paul Frick

Is the practice of yoga associated with positive outcomes? : The role of passion, N Carbonneau, Robert Vallerand, and Sabrina Massicotte

Pattern of blood pressure in Australian adults : Results from a National Blood Pressure Screening Day of 13,825 adults, Melinda Carrington, Garry L. Jennings, and Simon Stewart

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Bridging the gap in heart failure prevention: Rationale and design of the Nurse-led intervention for Less Chronic Heart Failure (NiL-CHF) Study, Melinda J. Carrington and Simon Stewart