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

Linking Cerebral Palsy Upper Limb Measurements to the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health, Brian Hoare, Christine Imms, Melinda Randall, and Leeanne Carey

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Prosocial and antisocial behavior in sport :The role of coaching style, autonomous vs. controlled motivation, and moral disengagement, K Hodge and Christopher Lonsdale

Neural systems predicting long-term outcome in dyslexia, Fumiko Hoeft, Bruce McCandliss, Jessica Black, Alexander Gantman, Nahal Zakerani, Charles Hulme, Heikki Lyytinen, Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, Gary Glover, Allan Reiss, and John Gabrieli

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Quality of life is impaired similarly in heart failure patients with preserved and reduced ejection fraction, Tialda Hoekstra, Ivonne Lesman-Leegte, Dirk van Veldhuisen, Robbert Sanderman, and Tiny Jaarsma

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Dog walking: Its association with physical activity guideline adherence and its correlates, Katherine D. Hoerster, Joni A. Mayer, James F. Sallis, Nicole Pizzi, Sandra Talley, Latrice C. Pichon, and Dalila A. Butler

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Signaling, cytoskeletal and membrane mechanisms regulating GLUT4 exocytosis, Nolan John Hoffman and Jeffrey S. Elmendorf

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Using three-dimensional kinematics to identify feedback for the snatch :A case study, Kuok Wai Ho, Morgan Williams, Cameron Wilson, and Daniel Meehan

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Seasonal variation in incidence of acute myocardial infarction in a sub-Arctic population: the Tromsø Study 1974-2004, Laila Arnesdatter Hopstock, Tom Wilsgaard, I. Njolstad, Jan Mannsverk, E. B. Mathiesen, Maja-Lisa Lochen, and Kaare Harald Bonaa

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Clinical trials update AHA Congress 2010, John D. Horowitz, Robert S. Rosenson, John J. V. McMurray, Nikolaus Marx, and Willem J. Remme

Preserving the self :The process of decision making about hereditary breast cancer and ovarian cancer risk reduction, A Howard, L Balneaves, Joan Bottorff, and P Rodney

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Compliance with behavioral guidelines for diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviors is related to insulin resistance among overweight and obese youth, Jeannie S. Huang, Michael Gottschalk, Gregory J. Norman, Karen J. Calfas, James F. Sallis, and Kevin Patrick

Audit of factors associated with the intactness of central venous catheter exit site dressings for northern Australian haemodialysis patients, K. Hughes, Anne Gardner, and J. McArdle

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Visual and spectrophotometric observations related to histology in a small sample of bruises from cadavers, Vanessa Kerstine Hughes and Neil Langlois

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A physiotherapist-delivered, combined exercise and pain coping skills training intervention for individuals with knee osteoarthritis: A pilot study, Douwe Hunt, Ances Abdul Pari, Trijntje Jaarsma, Marie-Louise Luttik, Dirk van Veldhuisen, Hans Hillege, and Erik Buskens

Citiation analysis :focus on leading Australian nurse authors, G. E. Hunt, M. Cleary, D. Jackson, R. Watson, and David R. Thompson

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A new approach to reducing disorder and improving well-being, Felicia Huppert

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Evidence for the independence of positive and negative well-being, Felicia Huppert and Joyce E. Whittington

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Exercise training increases adipose tissue GLUT4 expression in patients with type 2 diabetes, Sophie E. Hussey, S. L. McGee, Andrew Garnham, John M. Wentworth, A. E. Jeukendrup, and M. Hargreaves

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What are the Odds? :Community Readiness for Smoke-Free Bingos in First Nation Communities, P Hutchinson, Joan Bottorff, Natalie Chambers, R Mowatt, D Wardman, D Sullivan, and Wanda Williams

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Dissecting online control in Developmental Coordination Disorder :A kinematic analysis of double-step reaching, Christian Hyde and Peter Henry Wilson

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Online motor control in children with developmental coordination disorder :chronometric analysis of double-step reaching performance, Christian Hyde and Peter Henry Wilson

Patients' and family members' views on how clinicians enact and how they should enact incident disclosure :the "100 patient stories" qualitative study, R Iedema, Suellen Allen, K Britton, D Piper, A Baker, C Grbich, Alfred Allan, Liz Jones, Anthony Gerrard Tuckett, Allison Williams, Elizabeth Manias, and T Gallagher

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Bracing and Splinting Interventions in the Upper Limbs of People with Cerebral Palsy, Christine Imms

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Preliminary Evidence Supports the Validity of the Strength-Dexterity Test as a Unidimensional Scale Measuring Fingertip Force Coordination in Children and Adolescents, Christine Imms and Margot van Hartingsveltd

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Which components of heart failure programmes are effective? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the outcomes of structured telephone support or telemonitoring as the primary component of chronic heart failure management in 8323 patients: Abridged Cochrane Review, Sally C. Inglis, Robyn A. Clark, Finlay A. McAlister, Simon Stewart, and John G. F. Cleland

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Perceived neighborhood environment and walking for specific purposes among elderly Japanese, Shigeru Inoue, Yumiko Ohya, Yuko Odagiri, Tomoko Takamiya, Masamitsu Kamada, Shinpei Okada, Koichiro Oka, Yoshinori Kitabatake, Tomoki Nakaya, James F. Sallis, and Teruichi Shimomitsu

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Knowledge of and attitude to contraception among migrant woman workers in mainland China, Wan-Yim Ip, Man-Yu Chan, Dominic Shung Kit Chan, and Carmen Chan

Niyith Nniyith Watmam (the quiet story) :Exploring the experiences of Aboriginal women who give birth in their remote community, S. Ireland, C. Wulili Narjic, S. Belton, and Sue Kildea

A systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of aerobic vs. resistance exercise training on visceral fat, I Ismail, S Keating, Michael Baker, and Nathan Johnson

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Associations of albuminuria in patients with chronic heart failure: Findings in the ALiskiren Observation of heart Failure Treatment study, Colette E. Jackson, Michael R. Macdonald, Mark C. Petrie, Scott D. Solomon, Bertram Pitt, Roberto Latini, Aldo Pietro Maggioni, Beverly A. Smith, Margaret F. Prescott, Jim D. Lewsey, and John J. V. McMurray

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Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity, and psychological mediators, T Jacobs, E Epel, J Lin, E Blackburn, O Wolkowitz, D Bridwell, A Zanesco, S Aichele, Baljinder Sahdra, K MacLean, B King, P Shaver, E Rosenberg, E Ferrer, B Wallace, and C Saron

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Effects of denosumab on fracture and bone mineral density by level of kidney function, Sophie A. Jamal, Östen Ljunggren, Catherine Stehman-Breen, Steven R. Cummings, Michael R. McClung, Stefan Goemaere, Peter R. Ebeling, Edward Franek, Yu-ching Yang, Ogo I. Egbuna, Steven Boonen, and Paul D. Miller

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A study of 90-day outcomes for a cohort of patients admitted to an Australian metropolitan acute stroke unit, Asmara Jammali-Blasi, Elizabeth McInnes, Romesh Markus, Steven Faux, Grainne O'Loughlin, Simeon Dale, and Sandy Middleton

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A pragmatic randomised trial of stretching before and after physical activity to prevent injury and soreness, Leigh Jamtvedt, Ann Winall, Elisabeth Isenring, Andrew Hills, Sharon Czerniec, and Sharon Kilbreath

Behavioral evidence for left-hemisphere specialization of motor planning, Loes Janssen, Rudd Meulenbroek, and Bert Steenbergen

Typical and atypical (cerebral palsy) development of unimanual and bimanual grasp planning, Loes Janssen and Bert Steenbergen

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Nursing documentation :How meaning is obscured by fragmentary, Diana Jefferies, Maree Johnson, and Daniel Nicholls

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Nurturing and Nourishing :The nurses' role in nutritional care, Diana Jefferies, Maree Johnson, and Jennifer Ravens

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Screening for depression in coronary heart disease: The perfect Hegelian dialectic? A short commentary on ''Beyond the blues: The need for integrated care pathways'', Michael Jelinek

Reconciling systematic reviews of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention programmes for coronary heart disease, Michael Jelinek, Alexander Clark, Neil Oldridge, Thomas Briffa, and David Robert Thompson

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Probabilistic fiber tracking using the residual bootstrap with constrained spherical deconvolution, Ben Jeurissen, Alexander Leemans, Derek Kenton Jones, Jacques-Donald Tournier, and Jan Sijbers

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Increasing age- and sex-specific rates of hip fracture in Mexico: A survey of the Mexican institute of social security, Helena Johansson, P. Clark, F. Carlos, Anders Oden, Eugene McCloskey, and John A. Kanis

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Low bone mineral density is associated with increased mortality in elderly men: MrOS Sweden, Helena Johansson, Anders Oden, John A. Kanis, Eugene V. McCloskey, Mattias Lorentzon, Östen Ljunggren, Magnus K. Karlsson, E. Orwoll, A. Tivesten, Claes Ohlsson, and Dan Mellström

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Depressive symptoms and inflammation in patients hospitalized for heart failure, Peter Johansson, Ivonne Lesman-Leegte, Erland Svensson, Adriaan Voors, Dirk van Veldhuisen, and Tiny Jaarsma

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Depression and the delay between symptom onset and hospitalization in heart failure patients, Peter Johansson, Maurice Nieuwenhuis, Ivonne Lesman-Leegte, Dirk van Veldhuisen, and Tiny Jaarsma

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Analysis of falls incidents :Nurse and patient preventative behaviours, Maree Johnson, Ajesh George, and Duong Tran

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Developing risk management behaviours for nurses through medication incident analysis, Maree Johnson, Duong Tran, and Helen Young

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The Application of ARonson's Taxonony to Medication Errors in Nursing, Maree Johnson and Helen Young

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Australia :A National Survey, Catherine Johnston, Lyndal Maxwell, and Jennifer Alison

Repeated-sprint and effort ability in rugby league players, R. Johnston and Tim Gabbett

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The effectiveness of an internet-based psychological treatment program for female sexual dysfunction, Lisa M. Jones and Marita P. McCabe

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"You wouldn't know it had alcohol in it until you read the can": adolescents and alcohol-energy drinks, Sandra C. Jones

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Who do parents perceive is pressuring them to buy unhealthy (and healthy) foods?, Sandra C. Jones, Laura Robinson, and Lisa Kervin

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Teaching critical appraisal skills for nursing research, Sandra Jones, Patrick Crookes, and Keryn Johnson

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Cost-effectiveness of Denosumab for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, Bengt Jönsson, O. Ström, John A. Eisman, A. Papaioannou, E. S. Siris, Anna N. A. Tosteson, and John A. Kanis

Continence management in acute stroke :a survey of current practices in Australia, Louise-Anne Jordan, Elizabeth Mackey, Kelly Coughlan, Mary Wyer, Nissa Allnutt, and Sandy Middleton

Inter-day reliability leg, knee and ankle stiffness measures during hopping, Corey W. Joseph, E. Bradshaw, and R. Clark

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Measuring 'magnetism' in Australian nursing environments, Joanne Joyce-McCoach and Patrick Crookes

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Changes in cue reactivity and attentional bias following experimental cue exposure and response prevention: A laboratory study of the effects of D-cycloserine in heavy drinkers, Sunjeev K. Kamboj, Rachel Massey-Chase, Lydia Rodney, Ravi Das, Basil Almahdi, H. Valerie Curran, and Celia J. A. Morgan

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Partial adherence: A new perspective on health economic assessment in osteoporosis, John A. Kanis, Cyrus Cooper, Mickaël Hiligsmann, V. Rabenda, Jean-Yves Reginster, and R. Rizzoli

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Interpretation and use of FRAX in clinical practice, John A. Kanis, D. Hans, Cyrus Cooper, Sanford Baim, J. P. Bilezikian, Neil Binkley, Jane A. Cauley, Juliet E. Compston, Bess Dawson-Hughes, Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, Helena Johansson, William D. Leslie, E. Michael Lewiecki, Marjorie M. Luckey, Anders Oden, S. Papapoulos, Catalina Poiana, R Rizzoli, D. A. Wahl, and Eugene McCloskey

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A meta-analysis of the effect of strontium ranelate on the risk of vertebral and non-vertebral fracture in postmenopausal osteoporosis and the interaction with FRAX®, John A. Kanis, Helena Johansson, Anders Oden, and Eugene V. McCloskey

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Guidance for the adjustment of FRAX according to the dose of glucocorticoids, John A. Kanis, Helena Johansson, Anders Oden, and Eugene V. McCloskey

Debunking the manual handling myth :An investigation of manual handling knowledge and practices in the Australian private health sector, Kate Kay and N. Glass

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Tertiary survey performance in a regional trauma hospital without a dedicated trauma service, Gerben B. Keijzers, Don Campbell, Jeffrey Hooper, Nerolie Bost, Julia Crilly, Michael Craig Steele, Blake Eddington, and Leo M.G. Geeraedts

Gender differences in the impact of families on alcohol use :a lagged longitudinal study of early adolescents, Adrian Kelly, Martin O'Flaherty, John Toumbourou, Jason Connor, Sheryl Hemphill, and Richard Catalano

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The relationship between symbolic play and executive function in young children, Rachel Kelly, Cheryl Dissanayake, Elfriede Ihsen, and Sabine Hammond

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Adherence, preference, and satisfaction of postmenopausal women taking denosumab or alendronate, D. L. Kendler, M. R. McClung, N. Freemantle, M. Lillestol, A. H. Moffett, J. Borenstein, S. Satram-Hoang, Y.-C. Yang, P. Kaur, D. Macarios, and S. Siddhanti

Age-related changes in energy efficiency of gait, activity, and participation in children with cerebral palsy, Claire Kerr, Brona McDowell, Jackie Parkes, Mike Stevenson, and Aidan Cosgrove

Pelvic kinematics and their relationship to gait type in hemiplegic cerebral palsy, Claire Kerr, Jose Salazar-Torres, Aidan Cosgrove, and Brona McDowell

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Assessing health-related resources in senior living residences, Jacqueline Kerr, Jordan A. Carlson, James F. Sallis, Dori E. Rosenberg, Chikarlo R. Leak, Brian E. Saelens, James E. Chapman, Lawrence D. Frank, Kelli L. Cain, Terry L. Conway, and Abby C. King

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The supportive care needs of carers of people affected by cancer stationed in British Forces Germany, Lisa Kidd, Liz Forbat, Michael Kochen, and Nora Kearney

Development of a novel rating system to assess lower-limb comfort, M. Kinchington, K. Ball, and Geraldine Naughton

Effects of footwear on comfort and injury in professional rugby league, M. Kinchington, K. Ball, and Geraldine Naughton

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Aging in neighborhoods differing in walkability and income: Associations with physical activity and obesity in older adults, Abby C. King, James F. Sallis, Lawrence D. Frank, Brian E. Saelens, Kelli Cain, Terry L. Conway, James E. Chapman, David K. Ahn, and Jacqueline Kerr

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Parent views of the positive contributions of elementary and high school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders and Down syndrome, G King, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, A Bates, D Baxter, and Peter Rosenbaum

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A model of adaptation of overseas nurses: Exploring the experiences of Japanese nurses working in Australia, Jeroen Kishi, David Dunstan, Sandra Bot, Jo Salmon, Jacqueline Dekker, Nijpels Nijpels, and Neville Owen

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Physical activity recommendations, exercise intensity, and histological severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, Kristin D. Kistler, Elizabeth M. Brunt, Jeanne M. Clark, Anna Mae Diehl, James F. Sallis, and Jeffrey B. Schwimmer

A process-model based approach to prospective memory impairment in Parkinson's disease, Matthias Kliegel, Mareike Altgassen, A Hering, and N S Rose

A brief questionnaire on metacognition :Psychometric properties, V Klusmann, A Eversa, Ralf Schwarzer, and I Heuser

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Activity experiences shape perceived fitness trajectories :Results from a 6-month randomized controlled trial in older women, V Klusmann, A Evers, Ralf Schwarzer, and I Heuser

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Factors associated with outcome in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction : Findings from the Irbesartan in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction study (I-PRESERVE), Michel Komajda, Peter E. Carson, Scott J. Hetzel, Robert McKelvie, John McMurray, Agata Ptaszynska, Michael R. Zile, David DeMets, and Barry M. Massie

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Post-exercise protein synthesis rates are only marginally higher in type I compared with type II muscle fibres following resistance-type exercise, René Koopman, Benjamin G. Gleeson, Annemie P. Gijsen, Bart B. L. Groen, Joan M. G. Senden, Michael J. Rennie, and Luc J. C. van Loon

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Exercise and nutritional interventions to combat age-related muscle loss, René Koopman, Lex B. Verdijk, and Luc J. C. van Loon

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Heart failure patients monitored with telemedicine : Patient satisfaction, a review of the literature, I. Kraai, M. Luttik, Richard de Jong, Tiny Jaarsma, and Hans Hillege

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Total and cause-specific mortality rates in a prospective study of community-acquired hepatitis C virus infection in northern Norway, M. G. Kristiansen, Maja-Lisa Løchen, T. J. Guttenberg, L. Mortensen, B. O. Eriksen, and J. Florholmen

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Relation of peripheral collagen markers to death and hospitalization in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction : results of the I-PRESERVE collagen substudy, Henry Krum, Maros Elsik, Hans G. Schneider, Agata Ptaszynska, Marion Black, Peter E. Carson, Michel Komajda, Barry Massie, Robert McKelvie, John McMurray, Michael R. Zile, and Inder S. Anand

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Direct renin inhibition in addition to or as an alternative to angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition in patients with chronic systolic heart failure: Rationale and design of the Aliskiren Trial to Minimize OutcomeS in Patients with HEart failuRE (ATMOSPHERE) study, Henry Krum, Barry M. Massie, William T. Abraham, Kenneth Dickstein, Lars Kober, John J. V. McMurray, Ashkay Desai, Claudio Gimpelewicz, Albert Kandra, Bernard Reimund, Henning Rattunde, and Juergen Armbrecht

Literacy and Cultural Adaptations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a Rural Pain Population, Melissa Kuhajda, Beverly Thorn, Susan Gaskins, Melissa Day, and Chalanda Cabbil

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Always look on the broad side of life: Happiness increases the breadth of sensory memory, Christof Kuhbandner, Stephanie Lichtenfeld, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Read-out of emotional information from iconic memory: The longevity of threatening stimuli, Christof Kuhbandner, Bernhard Spitzer, and Reinhard Pekrun

The need for increased vigilance in managing hyperglycaemia during acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department :An introduction to the evidence, Lisa Kuhn and G. Lee

Triaging women with acute coronary syndrome :A review of the literature, Lisa Kuhn, K. Page, P. Davidson, and Linda Worrall-Carter

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Independent and combined effects of calcium-vitamin D3 and exercise on bone structure and strength in older men: An 18-month factorial design randomized controlled trial, Sonja Kukuljan, Caryl Nowson, Kerrie Sanders, Geoffrey Nicholson, Markus Seibel, Jo Salmon, and Robin Daly

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Teacher enthusiasm: Dimensionality and context specificity, Marieke Kunter, Anne C. Frenzel, Gabriel Nagy, Jurgen Baumert, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Higher-intensity treadmill walking during rehabilitation after stroke in feasible and not detrimental to walking pattern or quality : A pilot randomized trial, Suzanne Kuys, Sandra Brauer, and Louise Ada

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Higher-intensity treadmill walking during rehabilitation after stroke in feasible and not detrimental to walking pattern or quality : A pilot randomized trial, Suzanne Kuys, Sandra Brauer, and Louise Ada

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Test-retest reliability of the GAITRite system in people with stroke undergoing rehabilitation, Suzanne Kuys, Sandra Brauer, and Louise Ada

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Appropriate seating for medical patients : An audit, Suzanne Kuys, Urszula Dolecka, and Carol Morrison

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Gaming console exercise and cycle or treadmill exercise provide similar cardiovascular demand in adults with cystic fibrosis : A randomised cross-over trial, Suzanne Kuys, Kathleen Hall, Maureen Peasey, Michelle Wood, Robyn Cobb, and Scott Bell