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

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Use of dual-task methodology for skill assessment and development :Examples from rugby league, Tim Gabbett, M. Wake, and B. Abernethy

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Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, calcium intake, and risk of type 2 diabetes after 5 years : Results from a national, population-based prospective study (the Australian diabetes, obesity and lifestyle study), Claudia Gagnon, Zhong Lu, Dianna Magliano, David Dunstan, Jonathan Shaw, Paul Zimmet, Ken Sikaris, Narelle Grantham, Peter Ebeling, and Robin Daly

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Hematopoietic AMPK Beta ß1 reduces mouse adipose tissue macrophage inflammation and insulin resistance in obesity, Sandra Galic, Morgan D. Fullerton, Jonathan D. Schertzer, Sarah Sikkema, Katarina Marcinko, Carl R. Walkley, David Izon, Jane Honeyman, Zhi-Ping Chen, Bryce J. van Denderen, Bruce Ernest Kemp, and Gregory R. Steinberg

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Hematopoietic AMPK beta1 reduces mouse adipose tissue macrophage inflammation and insulin resistance in obesity, Sandra Galic, Morgan Fullerton, Jonathan Schertzer, Sarah Sikkema, Katarina Marcinko, Carl Walkley, David Izon, Jane Honeyman, Zhi-Ping Chen, Bryce Van Denderen, Bruce Kemp, and Gregory Steinberg

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Social support and self-care in heart failure, Robyn Gallagher, Marie-Louise Luttik, and Trijntje Jaarsma

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Evaluation of the functional status questionnaire in heart failure: A sub-study of the second Cardiac Insufficiency Bisoprolol Survival Study (CIBIS-II), Siobhan Gallanagh, Davide Castagno, Ben Wilson, Erland Erdmann, Faiez Zannad, Willem J. Remme, Jose L. Lopez-Sendon, Philippe Lechat, Ferenc Follath, Christer Höglund, Viacheslav Mareev, Zygmunt Sadowski, Ricardo J. Seabra-Gomes, Henry J. Dargie, and John J.V. McMurray

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Efficacy and safety of a modular multi-modal exercise program in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases: a randomized controlled trial, Daniel Galvao, D R Taaffe, P Cormie, Nigel Spry, Suzanne Chambers, C Peddle-McIntyre, Michael Baker, James Denham, David Joseph, and Geoff Groom

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Parenting children with neurodevelopmental disorders and/or behaviour problems, Rochelle Garner, Dafna Kohen, R Arim, Lucyna Lach, M MacKenzie, Jamie Brehaut, and Peter Rosenbaum

Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy and the First Year Postpartum in an Australian Pregnancy Cohort Study, D Gartland, Sheryl Ann Hemphill, Kathryn Hegarty, and S Brown

Study of Mental Activity and Regular Training (SMART) in at risk individuals: A randomised double blind, sham controlled, longitudinal trial, Nicola Gates, Michael Valenzuela, Peminder Sachdev, Nalin Singh, Bernhard Baune, Henry Brodaty, Chao Suo, Nidhi Jain, Guy Wilson, Yi Wang, Michael Baker, Dominique Williamson, Nasim Foroughi, and Maria Antoinette Fiatarone Singh

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Epidemiological burden of postmenopausal osteoporosis in the UK from 2010 to 2021: Estimations from a disease model, A. Gauthier, John A. Kanis, Yling Jiang, M. Martin, Juliet E. Compston, F. Borgström, Cyrus Cooper, and Eugene McCloskey

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Development and validation of a disease model for postmenopausal osteoporosis, A. Gauthier, John A. Kanis, M. Martin, Juliet E. Compston, F. Borgström, Cyrus Cooper, and Eugene McCloskey

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Mismatch between perceived and objectively assessed neighborhood walkability attributes: Prospective relationships with walking and weight gain, Klaus Gebel, Adrian E. Bauman, Takemi Sugiyama, and Neville Owen

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Does the environment moderate the impact of a mass media campaign to promote walking?, Klaus Gebel, Adrian Bauman, Bill Reger-Nash, and Kevin M. Leyden

Physical activity intervention in older adults :Does a participating partner make a difference?, P Gellert, J Ziegelmann, and Lisa Warner

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Maintaining oral health during pregnancy :Perceptions of midwives in Southwest Sydney, Ajesh George, Maree Johnson, Margaret Duff, Anthony Blinkhorn, Shilpi Ajwani, Sameer Bhole, and Sharon Ellis

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Periodontal treatment during pregnancy and birth outcomes :A meta-analysis of randomised trials, Ajesh George, Simin Shamin, Maree Johnson, Shilpi Ajwani, Sameer Bhole, Anthony Blinkhorn, Sharon Ellis, and Karen Andrews

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Clinical development of pharmacologic agents for acute heart failure syndromes: A proposal for a mechanistic translational phase, Mihai Gheorghiade, Peter S. Pang, Christopher M. O'Connor, Krishna Prasad, John McMurray, John R. Teerlink, Mona Fiuzat, Hani Sabbah, and Michel Komajda

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Revision of the shoulder normalization tests is required to include rhomboid major and teres major, K. A. Ginn, M. Halaki, and I. Cathers

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Individual and household-level socioeconomic position is associated with harmful alcohol consumption behaviours among adults, Katrina Giskes, Gavin Turrell, Rebecca Bentley, and Anne Kavanagh

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A qualitative exploration of the meaning and experience of sexual desire among partnered women, Denisa L. Goldhammer and Marita Patricia McCabe

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Development and psychometric properties of the Female Sexual Desire Questionnaire (FSDQ), Denisa Goldhammer and Marita McCabe

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Estimating research performance by using research grant award gradings, Harvey Goldstein

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Sexual counselling of cardiac patients in Europe : Culture matters, E. Goossens, T M Norekval, J. Faerch, L. Hody, S S Olsen, M R Darmer, T Jaarsma, and P Moons

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Child and Parental Surveys about pre-hospitalization information provision, Bronwyn Gordon, Tina Jaaniste, Kate Bartlett, Michelle Perrin, Anne Jackson, Annita Sandstrom, Rachel Charleston, and Siobhan Sheehan

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Informing Writing: The Benefits of Formative Assessment - A report from Carnegie Corporation of New York, Steve Graham, Karen Harris, and Michael Hebert

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Writing to Read :a meta-analysis of the impact of writing and writing instruction on reading, Steve Graham and Michael Hebert

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Apixaban versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation, Christopher B. Granger, John H. Alexander, John J. V. McMurray, Renato D. Lopes, Elaine M. Hylek, Michael Hanna, Hussein R. Al-Khalidi, Jack Ansell, Dan Atar, Alvaro Avezum, Maria Cecilia Bahit, Rafael Diaz, J. Donald Easton, Justin A. Ezekowitz, Greg Flaker, David Garcia, Margarida Geraldes, Bernard J. Gersh, Sergey Golitsyn, Shinya Goto, Antonio G. Hermosillo, Stefan H. Hohnloser, John Horowitz, Puneet Mohan, Petr Jansky, Basil S. Lewis, Jose Luis Lopez-Sendon, Prem Pais, Alexander Parkhomenko, Freek W. A. Verheugt, Jun Zhu, and Lars Wallentin

Measurement of ventilation and cardiac related impedance changes with electrical impedance tomography, Caroline Grant, Trang Pham, Judith Hough, T Riedel, C Stocker, and Andreas Schibler

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Midwifery practice in the university context :Perspectives of postgraduate students on the effectiveness of case-based learning in preparation for the workplace, Michelle Gray and Tania Aspland

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Calcium and vitamin-D supplementation on bone structural properties in peripubertal female identical twins: A randomised controlled trial, David A. Greene and Geraldine A, Naughton

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Ca 2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinase beta is regulated by multisite phosphorylation, Michelle Green, John Scott, Rohan Steel, Jonathan Oakhill, Bruce Kemp, and Anthony Means

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Mirror Mirror: The role of self-monitoring and sincerity in emotional manipulation, Rachel Grieve

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Does online psychological test administration facilitate faking?, Rachel Grieve and Hidee Tania deGroot

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Plasma apolipoprotein E and Alzheimer disease risk: The AIBL study of aging, V. B. Gupta, Simon M. Laws, Victor L. Villemagne, David Ames, Ashley I. Bush, Kathryn A. Ellis, J. K. Lui, Colin L. Masters, Christopher C. Rowe, Cassandra Szoeke, K. Taddei, and Ralph N. Martins

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The Spanish version of the "STarT Back Screening Tool" (SBST) in different subgroups, Narcís Gusi, Borja del Pozo-Cruz, Pedro R. Olivares, Miguel Hernández-Mocholi, and Jonathan C. Hill

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Dose-response relationship between physiotherapy resource provision with function and balance improvements in patients following stroke : A multi-centre observational study, Terry Haines, Suzanne Kuys, Jane Clarke, Gregory Morrison, and Paul Bew

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The Structure of Working Memory Abilities Across the Adult Life Span, Sandra Hale, Nathan S. Rose, Joel Myerson, Michael J. Strube, Mitchell Sommers, Nancy Tye-Murray, and Brent Spehar

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Consumer perceptions of sponsors of disease awareness advertising, Danika Hall, Sandra C. Jones, and Don Iverson

The validation of a clinical algorithm for the prevention and management of pulmonary dysfunction in intumbated adults :A synthesis of evidence and expert opinion, Susan Hanekom, Sue Berney, Brenda Morrow, George Ntoumenopoulos, Jennifer Paratz, Shane Patman, and Quinette Louw

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Joint official positions of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry and International Osteoporosis Foundation on FRAX®. Executive Summary of the 2010 Position Development Conference on Interpretation and Use of FRAX® in Clinical Practice, Dieder B. L. Hans, John A. Kanis, Sanford Baim, John P. Bilezikian, Neil Binkley, Jane A. Cauley, Juliet E. Compston, Cyrus Cooper, Bess Dawson-Hughes, Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, William D. Leslie, E. Michael Lewiecki, Marjorie M. Luckey, Eugene V. McCloskey, Socrates E. Papapoulos, Catalina Poiana, and Rene Rizzoli

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In 'the best interests of the child': Critical reflections on an overused construct, Patricia Hansen and Frank Ainsworth

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Implementation and evaluation of LVN LEAD :A leadership and supervisory training program for nursing home charge nurses, M Harahan, A Sanders, R Stone, Barbara Joanne Bowers, Kim Nolet, M Krause, and A Gilmore

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Our story :Peter Harley: a beacon of humility and professionalism, Thomas Harding

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Lean people... abundant food: Memories of whanau health and food in mid-20th Century everyday life, Thomas Harding, N. North, R. Barton, and E. Murray

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The effect of multivitamin supplementation on mood and stress in healthy older men, Elizabeth Harris, Joni Kirk, Renee Rowsell, Luis Vitetta, Avni Sali, Andrew Scholey, and Andrew Pipingas

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Patient and practice characteristics predict the frequency of general practice multidisciplinary referrals of patients with chronic diseases : A multilevel study, Mark Harris, Upali Jayasinghe, Bibiana Chan, Judy Proudfoot, Patrick Crookes, Nick Zwar, and Gawaine Powell Davies

Motion analyses of adolescent rugby union players :A comparison of training and game demands, Timothy B. Hartwig, Geraldine A. Naughton, and John Searl

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Heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: The quandary of beta-blockers and beta-agonists, Nathaniel M. Hawkins, Mark C. Petrie, Michael R. MacDonald, Pardeep S. Jhund, Leonardo M. Fabbri, John Wikstrand, and John J.V. McMurray

Nutritional modulation of training-induced skeletal muscle adaptations, John Hawley, Louise Burke, S Phillips, and L Spriet

A Meta-analysis of the effects of Exercise Training on Left Ventricular Remodeling Following Myocardial infarction :Start early and go longer for greatest exercise benefits on remodeling, M Haykowsky, James Scott, B Esch, D Schopflocher, Judith Myers, I Paterson, D Warburton, Lesley Jones, and Alexander Clark

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Sedentary time and cardio-metabolic biomarkers in US adults : NHANES 2003-06, Genevieve Healy, Charles Matthews, David Dunstan, Elisabeth Winkler, and Neville Owen

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Nutrition knowledge in athletes: A systematic review, S. Heaney, H. O'Connor, S. Michael, J. Gifford, and Geraldine A. Naughton

Cognitive ability, right-wing authoritarianism, and social dominance orientation :a five-year longitudinal study amongst adolescents, Patrick Charles Lionel Heaven, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Peter Leeson

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Self-efficacy and its relationship to selected sport psychological constructs in the prediction of performance in ironman triathlon, Ian Timothy Heazlewood and Stephen Thomas Burke

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Risk and protective factors for adolescent substance use in Washington State, the United States and Victoria, Australia :A longitudinal study, Sheryl Ann Hemphill, Jessica Anne Heerde, Todd Herrenkohl, George Patton, John Toumbourou, and Richard Catalano

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Fracture risk score and absolute risk of fracture, Margaret Henry, Julie Pasco, Elizabeth Merriman, Yu Zhang, Kerrie Sanders, Mark Kotowicz, and Geoffrey Nicholson

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Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for coronary heart disease (Review), B. S. Heran, J. M. Chen, S. Ebrahim, T. Moxham, N. Oldridge, K. Rees, David R. Thompson, and R. S. Taylor

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In vivo passive mechanical behaviour of muscle fascicles and tendons in human gastrocnemius muscle-tendon units, Robert Herbert, Jane Clarke, Li Kwah, Joanna Diong, Josh Martin, E Clarke, L Bilston, and S Gandevia

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Keeping an eye on imagery: The role of eye movements during motor imagery training, E. Heremans, Bouwien Smits-Engelsman, Karen Caeyenberghs, S. Vercruysse, A. Nieuwboer, P. Feys, and W. F. Helsen

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Perceptual training prevents the emergence of the other race effect during infancy, Michelle Heron-Delaney, Gizelle Anzures, Jane Herbert, Paul Quinn, Alan Slater, James Tanaka, Kang Lee, and Olivier Pascalis

When do infants expect hands to be connected to a person?, Michelle Heron-Delaney and Virginia Slaughter

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Screening the lumbopelvic muscles for a relationship to injury of the quadriceps, hamstrings, and adductor muscles among elite Australian football league players, Julie Anne Hides, Cassandra Brown, Lachlan Penfold, and Warren Robert Stanton

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Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of regional abdominal muscle function in elite AFL players with and without low back pain, Julie Anne Hides, Brita Hughes, and Warren Robert Stanton

The effects of rehabilitation on the muscles of the trunk following prolonged bed rest, Julie Anne Hides, G. Lambrecht, C A. Richardson, W. Stanton, G. Armbrecht, C. Pruett, V. Damann, D. Felsenberg, and D. Belavy

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The relationship of transversus abdominis and lumbar multifidus clinical muscle tests in patients with chronic low back pain, Julie Anne Hides, Warren Robert Stanton, M. Dilani Mendis, and Margot Sexton

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Protecting children: Evolving systems, Daryl Higgins

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Unfit mothers... Unjust practices?: Key issues from Australian research on the impact of past adoption practices, Daryl J. Higgins

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A random control trial of contrast baths and ice baths for recovery during competition in U/20 rugby union, Trevor R. Higgins, Ian Timothy Heazlewood, and Mike Climstein

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Enhancing management of depression and Type 1 Diabetes in adolescents and young adults, S. Hillege, B. Beale, and Rose McMaster

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Conducting indirect-treatment-comparison and network-meta-analysis studies: Report of the ISPOR task force on indirect treatment comparisons good research practices: Part 2, David C. Hoaglin, Neil Hawkins, Jeroen P. Jansen, David A. Scott, Robbin Itzler, Joseph C. Cappelleri, Cornelis Boersma, David Thompson, Kay M. Larholt, Mireya Diaz, and Annabel Barrett

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

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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

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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

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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