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 2012

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Intranasal oxytocin enhances emotion recognition from dynamic facial expressions and leaves eye-gaze unaffected, Alexander Lischke, Christoph Berger, Kristin Prehn, Markus Heinrichs, Sabine C. Herpertz, and Gregor Domes

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Oxytocin increases amygdala reactivity to threatening scenes in females, Alexander Lischke, Matthias Gamer, Christoph Berger, Annette Grossmann, Karlheinz Hauenstein, Markus Heinrichs, Sabine C. Herpertz, and Gregor Domes

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Classifying training drills based on movement demands in Australian Football, Jordan Loader, Paul Montgomery, Morgan Williams, Christian Lorenzen, and Justin Kemp

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Adult height and the risk of cause-specific death and vascular morbidity in 1 million people: individual participant meta-analysis, Maja-Lisa Loechen and Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration

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Use of snus during pregnancy is not without risk, Maja-Lisa Loechen, Svein Hoegh Henrichsen, Tom K. Grimsrud, Turid Lingaas Holmen, and Frode Gallefoss

Communication style and exercise compliance in physiotherapy (CONNECT). A cluster randomized controlled trial to test a theory-based intervention to increase chronic low back pain patients adherence to physiotherapists recommendations: Study rational, Christopher Lonsdale, A Hall, Geoffrey Williams, S McDonough, N Ntoumanis, Aileen Murray, and D Hurley

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Are academic discounting and devaluing double-edged swords? : their relations to global self-esteem, achievement goals, and performance among stigmatized students, Florence Loose, Isabelle Regner, Alexandre Morin, and Florence Dumas

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Efficacy and safety of apixaban compared with warfarin according to patient risk of stroke and of bleeding in atrial fibrillation: A secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial, Renato D. Lopes, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Lars Wallentin, Hongqiu Yang, Jack Ansell, Maria C. Bahit, Raffaele De Caterina, Paul Dorian, J. Donald Easton, Çetin Erol, Justin A. Ezekowitz, Bernard J. Gersh, Christopher B. Granger, Stefan H. Hohnloser, John Horowitz, Elaine M. Hylek, John J. V. McMurray, Puneet Mohan, Dragos Vinereanu, and John H. Alexander

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Education for contraceptive use by women after childbirth (Review), Laureen M. Lopez, Janet E. Hiller, David A. Grimes, and Mario Chen

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Pharmacist intervention in primary care to improve outcomes in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction, Richard Lowrie, Frances S. Mair, Nicola Greenlaw, Paul Forsyth, Pardeep S. Jhund, Alex McConnachie, Brian Rae, and John J. V. McMurray

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Design and methodology of the COACH-2 (Comparative study on guideline adherence and patient compliance in heart failure patients) study : HF clinics versus primary care is stable patients on optimal therapy, M. Luttik, Maaike Brons, Tiny Jaarsma, Hans Hillege, A. Hoes, Richard de Jong, G. Linssen, D. Lok, M. Berger, and Dirk van Veldhuisen

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Prevention: Convergent communicable and noncommunicable heart disease, Jasmine G. Lyons and Simon Stewart

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Utilising the Hand Model to promote a culturally safe environment for international nursing students, Bev Mackay, Thomas Harding, Lou Jurlina, Norma Scobie, and Ruelle Khan

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Factors that enable and hinder the implementation of projects in the alcohol and other drug field, Sarah MacLean, Lynda Beverley Berends, Barbara Hunter, Bridget Roberts, and Janette Mugavin

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Movement abnormalities and psychotic-like experiences in childhood: Markers of developing schizophrenia?, D. MacManus, Kristin R. Laurens, E. F. Walker, J. L. Brasfield, M. Riaz, and Sheilagh Hodgins

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Movement abnormalities and psychotic-like experiences in childhood: Markers of developing schizophrenia?, D. MacManus, Kristin Laurens, E. F. Walker, J. L. Brasfield, M. Riaz, and Sheilagh Hodgins

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Explaining the increase of diabetes prevalence and plasma glucose in mauritius, Dianna J. Magliano, Stefan Söderberg, Paul Z. Zimmet, Lei Chen, Noorjehan Joonas, Sudhir Kowlessur, Jose Larhubarbe, Dhanunjaye Gaoneadry, Vassen Pauvaday, Jaakko Tuomilehto, K. George M. M. Alberti, and Jonathan E. Shaw

Applications of dynamic risk assessment, Anne-Marie Makin and Christopher Winder

Applications of dynamic risk assessment, Anne-Marie Makin and Christopher Winder

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Challenging symptoms in children with rare life-limiting conditions: Findings from a prospective diary and interview study with families, Cari Malcolm, Richard Hain, Faith Gibson, Sally Adams, G. Anderson, and L. Forbat

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Age and gender differences in incidence and case fatality trends for myocardial infarction: A 30-year follow-up. The Tromsø Study, Jan Mannsverk, Tom Wilsgaard, I Njolstad, Laila Arnesdatter Hopstock, Maja-Lisa Loechen, E B. Mathiesen, Dag S. Thelle, Knut Rasmussen, and Kaare Harald Bonaa

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Classroom climate and contextual effects : conceptual and methodological issues in the evaluation of group-level effects, Herbert Marsh, Oliver Ludtke, Benjamin Nagengast, Ulrich Trautwein, Alexandre Morin, Adel Abduljabbar, and Olaf Koller

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Sedentary behaviors and emerging cardiometabolic biomarkers in adolescents, David Martinez-Gomez, Joey Eisenmann, Genevieve Healy, Sonia Gomez-Martinez, L Esperanza Diaz, David Dunstan, Oscar Veiga, and Ascension Marcos

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Sedentary behaviors and emerging cardiometabolic biomarkers in adolescents, David Martinez-Gomez, Joey Eisenmann, Genevieve Healy, Sonia Gomez-Martinez, L. Esperanza Diaz, David Wayne Dunstan, Oscar Veiga, and Ascension Marcos

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Gender and survival in patients with heart failure: Interactions with diabetes and aetiology. Results from the MAGGIC individual patient meta-analysis, Manuel Martinez-Selles, Robert N. Doughty, Katrina K. Poppe, Gillian A. Whalley, Christophe Tribouilloy, John J. V. McMurray, Karl Swedberg, Lars Kober, Colin Berry, and Iain Squire

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Early inflammatory and myogenic responses to resistance exercise in the elderly, Jessica L. Mathers, Michelle M. Farnfield, Andrew P. Garnham, Marissa K. Caldow, David Cameron-Smith, and Jonathan M. Peake

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Internet trials: Participant experiences and perspectives, Erin Mathieu, Alexandra Barratt, Stacey Carter, and Gro Jamtvedt

Internet trials: Participant experiences and perspectives, Erin Mathieu, Alexandra Barratt, Stacey Carter, and Gro Jamtvedt

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Blinding of participants in trials assessing the impact of caffeine removal on health outcomes : The results of an online randomised controlled trial, Erin Mathieu, Alexandra Barratt, Kevin McGeechan, and Robert Herbert

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Blinding of participants in trials assessing the impact of caffeine removal on health outcomes: the results of an online randomised controlled trial, Erin Mathieu, Alexandra Barratt, Kevin McGeechan, and Robert Herbert

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Hi4D-ADSiP 3-D dynamic facial articulation database, B Matuszewski, W Quan, L Shark, A McLoughlin, C Lightbody, H Emsley, and Caroline Watkins

Is injury occurrence associated with joint coupling variability during unanticipated movement tasks performed by netballers?, Peter Maulder, Patria Hume, and Elizabeth Bradshaw

Is injury occurrence associated with joint coupling variability during unanticipated movement tasks performed by netballers?, Peter Maulder, Patria Hume, and Elizabeth Bradshaw

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Knowledge exchange in the Pacific: The TROPIC (Translational Research into Obesity Prevention Policies for Communities) project, Helen Mavoa, Gade Waqa, Marj Moodie, Peter Kremer, Marita McCabe, Wendy Snowdon, and Boyd Swinburn

Knowledge exchange in the Pacific: The TROPIC (Translational Research into Obesity Prevention Policies for Communities) project, Helen Mavoa, Gade Waqa, Marjory Moodie, Peter Kremer, Marita McCabe, Wendy Snowdon, and Boyd Swinburn

High flow nasal cannula therapy for respiratory support in children, S Mayfield, J Jauncey-Cooke, J L. Hough, A Schibler, K Gibbons, and F Bogossian

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National analysis of workforce trends in statutory child protection, Morag McArthur and Lorraine Thomson

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Differences between sexually functional and dysfunctional women in childhood experiences and individual and relationship domains, Marita McCabe and Katie Giles

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Evaluation of a training program to assist care staff to better recognize and manage depression among palliative care patients and their families, Marita McCabe, Denisa Goldhammer, David Mellor, David Hallford, and Tanya Davison

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Detecting and managing depressed patients : Palliative care nurses' self-efficacy and perceived barriers to care, Marita McCabe, David Mellor, Tanya Davison, David Hallford, and Denisa Goldhammer

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Differences Between Sexually Functional and Dysfunctional Women in Childhood Experiences and Individual and Relationship Domains, Marita Patricia McCabe and Katie Giles

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Demographic and psychological factors related to sexual desire among heterosexual women in a relationship, Marita Patricia McCabe and Denisa L. Goldhammer

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Why are some people with neurological illness more resilient than others?, Marita P. McCabe and Elodie J. O'Connor

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Denosumab reduces the risk of osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women, particularly in those with moderate to high fracture risk as assessed with FRAX, Eugene McCloskey, Helena Johansson, Anders Oden, Matthew S. Austin, E. S. Siris, Andrea Wang, E. Michael Lewiecki, R. S. Lorenc, Cesar Libanati, and John A. Kanis

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Fracture risk assessment, Eugene McCloskey, Helena Johansson, Anders Oden, and John A. Kanis

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FRAX updates 2012, Eugene V. McCloskey and John A. Kanis

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Physical health and wellbeing of emerging and young adults with mental illness: An integrative review of international literature, Andrea McCloughen, Kim Narelle Foster, Michelle Huws-Thomas, and Cynthia Delgado

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Revisiting the prevention of bone loss at menopause, Michael R. McClung

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In memoriam: Sergio Ragi-Eis, MD, Michael R. McClung

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Effect of denosumab treatment on the risk of fractures in subgroupsof women with postmenopausal osteoporosis, Michael R. McClung, Steven Boonen, Ove Torring, Christian Roux, Rene Rizzoli, Henry G. Bone, Claude-Laurent Benhamou, Willem F. Lems, Salvatore Minisola, Johan Halse, Hans C. Hoeck, Richard Eastell, Andrea Wang, Suresh Siddhanti, and Steven R. Cummings

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Efficacy and safety of a novel delayed-release risedronate 35 mg once-a-week tablet, M. R. McClung, P. D. Miller, J. P. Brown, J. Zanchetta, M. A. Bolognese, C. L. Benhamou, A. Balske, D. E. Burgio, J. Sarley, L. K. McCullough, and R. R. Recker

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Improving quality of life by increasing outings after stroke: Study protocol for the Out-and-About trial, Annie McCluskey, Louise Ada, Sandy Middleton, Patrick Kelly, Stephen Goodall, Jeremy Grimshaw, Pip Logan, Mark Longworth, and Aspasia Karageorge

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Improving quality of life by increasing outings after stroke: Study protocol for the Out-and-About trial [accepted manuscript], Annie McClusky, Louise Ada, Sandy Middleton, Patrick Kelly, Stephen Goodall, Jeremy Grimshaw, Pip Logan, Mark Longworth, and Aspasia Karageorge

Therapy management of the upper limb in children with cerebral palsy : A cross-sectional survey, Karen McConnell, Claire Kerr, and Linda Johnston

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Specific mental functions- Language (b167), Jane McCormack, Diane Jacobs, and Karla Washington

Enabling nurses in delivering competent spiritual care, Tracey McDonald and Thomas Harding

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Impact of technology-based care and management systems on aged care outcomes in Australia, Tracey McDonald and Frances Russell

Management of Patients With Refractory Angina : Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Pain Society Joint Guidelines, M McGillion, H Arthur, A Cook, Sandra Carroll, J Victor, P L'Allier, E Jolicoeur, N Svorkdal, J Niznick, and K Teoh

Improving lower limb weight distribution asymmetry during the squat using Nintendo Wii balance boards and real-time feedback, Rian McGough, Kade Paterson, Elizabeth Bradshaw, Adam Bryant, and Ross Clark

Heart failure, ventricular dysfunction and risk factor prevalence in Australian Aboriginal peoples : The Heart of the Heart Study, Michele McGrady, Henry Krum, Melinda Carrington, Simon Stewart, Christopher Zeitz, Geraldine Lee, Thomas Marwick, Brian Haluska, and Alex Brown

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Studying 'a thousand miles away': The motivational implications of cross-cultural transitions, Dennis McInerney and Ronnel B. King

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Preventing pressure ulcers -- Are pressure-redistributing support surfaces effective? A Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis, Elizabeth McInnes, Asmara Jammali-Blasi, Sally Bell-Syer, Jo Dumville, and Nicky Cullum

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Preventing pressure ulcers-are pressure-redistributiong support surfaces effective?: A Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis, Elizabeth McInnes, Asmara Jammali-Blasi, Sally Bell-Syer, Jo Dumville, and Nicky Cullum

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A qualitative study of stakeholder views of the conditions for and outcomes of successful clinical networks, Elizabeth McInnes, Sandy Middleton, Glenn Gardner, Mary Haines, Maggie Haertsch, Christine L. Paul, and Peter Castaldi

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Complications after acute coronary syndrome are reduced by perceived control of cardiac illness, Sharon McKinley, Mary Fien, Barbara Riegel, Hendrika Meischke, Mohannad E. AbuRuz, Terry A. Lennie, and Debra K. Moser

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Maximal power output and perceptual fatigue responses during a division I female collegiate soccer season, Blake McLean, Chris Petrucelli, and Edward Coyle

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Prospective study of the participation patterns of Grade 6 and Year 8 students in Victoria, Australia in activities outside of school, Sarah McMullan, Rachel Chin, Elspeth Heather Froude, and Christine Imms

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Wytyczne ESC dotycza ce rozpoznania oraz leczenia ostrej i przewlek ej niewydolno ci sierca na 2012 rok, J. J. McMurray, Stamatis Adamopoulos, Stefan D. Anker, Angelo Auricchio, Michael Bohm, Kenneth Dickstein, Volkmar Falk, Gerasimos S. Filippatos, Candida Fonseca, Miguel Angel Gomez-Sanchez, Tiny Jaarsma, Lars Kober, Gregory Y. H. Lip, Aldo Pietro Maggioni, Alexander Parkhomenko, Burkert Pieske, Bogdan A. Popescu, Per K. Ronnevik, Frans H. Rutten, Juerg Schwitter, Petar Seferovic, Janina Stepinska, Pedro T. Trindade, Adriaan A. Voors, Faiez Zannad, Andreas Zeiher, and Jeroen J. Bax

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Heart failure in 2011: Heart failure therapy - Technology to the fore, John J. V. McMurray

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ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure 2012, John J. V. McMurray, Stamatis, Stefen D. Anker, Angelo Auricchio, Michael Boḧm, Kenneth Dickstein, Volkmar Falk, Gerasimos Filippatos, Cândida Fonseca, Miguel Angel Gomez-Sanchez, Tiny Jaarsma, Lars Køber, Gregory Y. H. Lip, Aldo Pietro Maggioni, Alexander Parkhomenko, Burkert M. Pieske, Bogdan A. Popescu, K. Rønnevik, Frans H. Rutten, Juerg Schwitter, Petar Seferovic, Janina Stepinska, Pedro T. Trindade, Adriaan A. Voors, Zannad Falez, and Andreas Zeiher

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Kidney disease: Improving global outcomes (KDIGO) anemia work group. KDIGO clinical practice guideline for anemia in chronic kidney disease, John McMurray, Patrick Parfrey, John W. Adamson, Pedro Aljama, Jeffrey S. Berns, Julia Bohlius, Tilman B. Drüeke, Fredric O. Finkelstein, Steven Fishbane, Tomas Ganz, Iain C. MacDougall, Ruth A. McDonald, Lawrence P. McMahon, Gregorio T. Obrador, Giovanni F. M. Strippoli, Günnter Weiss, and Andrzej Wi¿cek

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Striving for success or addiction? Exercise dependence among elite Australian athletes, Justin McNamara and Marita McCabe

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Striving for success or addiction? Exercise dependence among elite Australian athletes, Justin McNamara and Marita Patricia McCabe

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Maternal predictors of preschool child-eating behaviours, food intake and body mass index : A prospective study, Skye McPhie, Helen Skouteris, Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Marita Patricia McCabe, Lina Ricciardelli, Louise Baur, and Daniela Dell'Aquila

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Maternal predictors of preschool child-eating behaviours, food intake and body mass index : A prospective study, Skye McPhie, Helen Skouteris, Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Marita McCabe, Lina Ricciardelli, Jeanette Milgrom, Louise Baur, and Daniela Dell'Aquila

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Specialist mental health consultation for depression in Australian aged care residents with dementia: A cluster randomized trial, Kate McSweeney, Aimee Jeffreys, Joanne Griffith, Chris Plakiotis, Renee Kharsas, and Daniel William O'Connor

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Pedagogical approaches to enhance student learning in the new inter-professional health science units at the Australian Catholic University, Hemant Mehta and Abdur Rouf

Current evidence does not support the claims made for CogMed working memory training, Monica Melby-Lervag and Charles Hulme

Nonword-Repetition ability does not appear to be a causal influence on Children's vocabulary Development, Monica Melby-Lervag, Arne Lervag, Solveig-Alma Lyster, Marianne Klem, Bente Hagtvet, and Charles Hulme

Nonword-Repetition ability does not appear to be a causal influence on Children's vocabulary Development, Monica Melby-Lervag, Arne Lervag, Solveig-Alma Lyster, Marianne Klem, Bente Hagtvet, and Charles Hulme

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Phonological skills and their role in learning to read : a meta-analytic review, Monica Melby-Lervag, Solveig-Alma Lyster, and Charles Hulme

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Potential extensions of the US FRAX algorithm, Lisa Joseph Melton, Elizabeth J. Atkinson, Sara J. Achenbach, John A. Kanis, Terry M. Therneau, Helena Johansson, Sundeep Khosla, and Shreyasee Amin

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Mechanisms and predictors of mitral regurgitation after high-risk myocardial infarction [accepted manuscript], Alessandra Meris, Maria Amigoni, Anil Verma, Jens Jakob Thune, Lars Kober, Eric J. Velazquez, John McMurray, Marc A. Pfeffer, Robert M. Califf, Robert A. Levine, and Scott Solomon

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Exploring the Relationship between Differentiation of Self and Religious Questing in Students from Two Faith-based Colleges, John Meteyard, K Andersen, and Eric Stephen Marx

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Temporal association tracts and the breakdown of episodic memory in mild cognitive impairment, Claudia Metzler-Baddeley, Sarah Hunt, Derek Kenton Jones, Alexander Leemans, John P. Aggleton, and Michael J. O'Sullivan

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Cingulum microstructure predicts cognitive control in older age and mild cognitive impairment, Claudia Metzler-Baddeley, Derek Kenton Jones, Jessica J. Steventon, Laura Westacott, John P. Aggleton, and Michael J. O'Sullivan

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How and how not to correct for CSF-contamination in diffusion MRI, Claudia Metzler-Baddeley, Michael J. O'Sullivan, Sonya Bells, Ofer Pasternak, and Derek Kenton Jones

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Dyadic coping, insecure attachment, and cortisol stress recovery following experimentally induced stress, Nathalie Meuwly, Guy Bodenmann, Janine Germann, Thomas N. Bradbury, Beate Ditzen, and Markus Heinrichs

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Falls in older people receiving in-home informal care across Victoria: Influence on care recipients and caregivers, Claudia Meyer, Briony Dow, Belinda Elizabeth Bilney, Kirsten J. Moore, Amanda L. Bingham, and Keith David Hill

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An outcomes approach to stroke care: The importance of teamwork and evidence-based nursing care, Sandy Middleton

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Doing the simple things well [accepted manuscript], Sandy Middleton

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Editorial: Keeping it simple: The power of three clinical protocols, Sandy Middleton

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Team-building intervention to improve acute stroke care - Authors' reply, Sandy Middleton, Catherine D'Este, Jeremy Grimshaw, Jeanette Ward, and Chris Levi

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QASC trial: Swallow surveillance rates comparable with international data, Sandy Middleton, Chris Levi, and Jeanette Ward

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Language intervention in French-English bilingual aphasia : Evidence of limited therapy transfer, Amanda Miller Amberber

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Spiritual Experiences Reconsidered : A Relational Approach to the Integration of Psychology and Theology, Maureen Miner and Martin Dowson

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Source apportionment of indoor, outdoor and personal PM2.5 exposure of pregnant women in Barcelona, Spain, María Cruz Minguillón, Anna Schembari, Margarita Triguero-Mas, Audrey de Nazelle, Payam Dadvand, Francesc Figueras, J. A. Salvado, Joan O. Grimalt, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, and Xavier Querol

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Heterogeneous atrophy occurs within individual lower limb muscles during 60 days of bed rest, Tanja Miokovic, Gabriele Armbrecht, Dieter Felsenberg, and Daniel Belavy

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Heterogeneous atrophy occurs within individual lower limb muscles during 60 days of bed rest, Tanja Miokovic, Gabriele Armbrecht, Dieter Felsenberg, and Daniel Belavy

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Using Virtual Week to assess prospective memory in younger and older adults, Giovanna Mioni, Franca Stablum, and Peter G. Rendell