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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Clinical outcomes in residential care :Setting benchmarks for quality, Maria O'Reilly, Mary Denise Courtney, Helen Edwards, and Stacey Hassall

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Clinical outcomes in residential care: Setting benchmarks for quality, Maria T. O'Reilly, Mary Denise Courtney, Helen Edwards, and Stacey Hassall

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Development and validation of the influenza intensity and impact questionnaire (FluiiQ), Richard H. Osborne, Josephine M. Norquist, Gerald R. Elsworth, Lucy Busija, Vinay Mehta, Tim Herring, and Swati B. Gupta

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Cost estimation of cardiovascular disease events in the US, Amy K. O'Sullivan, Jaime Rubin, Joshua Nyambose, Andreas Kuznik, David J. Cohen, and David Thompson

Adversarial growth in telephone counsellors :Psychological and environmental influences, Julian O'Sullivan and Thomas Whelan

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Adults sedentary behavior: Determinants and interventions, Neville Owen, Takemi Sugiyama, Elizabeth E. Eakin, Paul A. Gardiner, Mark S. Tremblay, and James F. Sallis

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Perceived environmental correlates of physical activity and walking in African young adults, Adewale L. Oyeyemi, Babatunde O. Adegoke, Adetoyeje Y. Oyeyemi, and James F. Sallis

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Impaired holistic coding of facial expression and facial identity in congenital prosopagnosia, Romina Palermo, Megan Louise Willis, Davide Rivolta, Elinor McKone, C Ellie Wilson, and Andrew Calder

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An evaluation of the Shanghai mental health service schizophrenia rehabilitation program, Lingyi Pan, David Mellor, Marita Patricia McCabe, Briony Hill, Wenzhong Tan, and Yifeng Xu

Contextual factors influencing success or failure of emergency department interventions for cognitively impaired older people :a scoping and integrative review, Belinda Parke, Amy Beaith, Linda Slater, and Alexander Clark

Clergy Motivation and Occupational Well-being: Exploring a Quadripolar Model and its Role in Predicting Burnout and Engagement, Philip D. Parker and Andrew Martin

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Description of a healthy lifestyle intervention for people with serious mental illness taking second-generation antipsychotics, Tanya Park, Kim Usher, and Kim Narelle Foster

Infants' knowledge of their own species, Olivier Pascalis, Sylvia Wirth, and Michelle Heron-Delaney

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Changes in hip fracture rates in southeastern Australia spanning the period 1994-2007, Julie Pasco, Sharon Brennan, Margaret Henry, Geoffrey Nicholson, Kerrie Sanders, Yu Zhang, and Mark Kotowicz

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Habitual physical activity and the risk for depressive and anxiety disorders among older men and women, Julie Pasco, Lana Williams, Felice Jacka, Margaret Henry, Carolyn Coulson, Sharon Brennan, Eva Leslie, Geoffrey Nicholson, Mark Kotowicz, and Michael Berk

Stride dynamics, gait variability and prospective falls risk in active community dwelling older women, Kade L. Paterson, K. Hill, and N. Lythgo

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Outcomes of a 12-month web-based intervention for overweight and obese men, Kevin Patrick, Karen J. Calfas, Gregory J. Norman, Dori E. Rosenberg, Marion F. Zabinski, James F. Sallis, Cheryl L. Rock, and Lindsay W. Dillon

The clinical application of the 100 mL water swallow test in head and neck cancer, J Patterson, A Hildreth, E McColl, Paul Carding, D Hamilton, and Janet Wilson

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A Novel Low-Cost Approach to Estimate the Incidence of Japanese Encephalitis in the Catchment Area of Three Hospitals in Bangladesh, Repon Paul, Mahmudur Rahman, Emily Gurley, Mohammad Jahangir Hossain, Serguei Diorditsa, Mainul Hasan, Sultana Banu, ASM Alamgir, Muhammad Aziz Rahman, and Hardeep Sandhu

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Inflammatory cytokine responses to progressive resistance training and supplementation with fortified milk in men aged 50+ years: An 18-month randomized controlled trial, Jonathan Peake, Sonja Kukuljan, Caryl Nowson, Kerrie Sanders, and Robin Daly

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Intranasal oxytocin reduces psychotic symptoms and improves Theory of Mind and social perception in schizophrenia, Cort Pedersen, Clare Gibson, Shane Rau, Kayvon Salimi, Kelly Smedley, Robin Casey, Jane Leserman, Lars Jarskog, and David Penn

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Measuring emotions in students' learning and performance: The Achievement Emotions Questionnaire (AEQ), Reinhard Pekrun, Thomas Goetz, Anne C. Frenzel, Petra Barchfeld, and Raymond P. Perry

Health-related quality of life determinants in outpatients with heart failure [Determinantes da qualidade de vida relacionada a saude em pacientes ambulatoriais com insuficiencia cardiaca], Viviane Pelegrino, Rosana Dantas, and Alexander Clark

Health-related quality of life in Brazilian outpatients with Chagas and non-Chagas cardiomyopathy, V Pelegrino, R Spadoti, M Ciol, Alexander Clark, L Rossi, and M Simoes

Children's shoe styles and parent decisions to fit shoes with store staff assistance, Stefania Penkala, Lynne Harris, Adrienne Hunt, and Geraldine Naughton

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Whey protein stimulates postprandial muscle protein accretion more effectively than do casein and casein hydrolysate in older men, Bart Pennings, Yves Boirie, Joan M. G. Senden, Annemie P. Gijsen, Harm Kuipers, and Luc J. C. van Loon

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Exercising before protein intake allows for greater use of dietary protein-derived amino acids for de novo muscle protein synthesis in both young and elderly men, Bart Pennings, René Koopman, M. Beelen, Joan M. G. Senden, Wim H. M. Saris, and Luc J.C. Van Loon

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The production of intrinsically labeled milk and meat protein is feasible and provides functional tools for human nutrition research, Bart Pennings, Wilbert F. Pellikaan, Joan M. G. Senden, A. M. van Vuuren, J. Sikkema, and Luc J. C. van Loon

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An examination of Christianity and socially conscious and frugal consumer behaviors, Miriam Pepper, Tim Jackson, and David Uzzell

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Affordances shape pass kick behaviour in association football :Effects of distance and social context, Gert-Jan Pepping, Johan Heijmerikx, and Harjo J De Poel

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Cardiovascular strain impairs prolonged self-paced exercise in the heat, J. Periard, M. Cramer, Phil Chapman, C. Caillaud, and M. W. Thompson

Neuromuscular function following prolonged intense self-paced exercise in hot climatic conditions, J. Periard, M. Cramer, Phillip Chapman, C. Caillaud, and M. W. Thompson

An investigation of family carers' needs following stroke survivors' discharge from acute hospital care in Australia, Lin Perry and Sandy Middleton

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Developing Messages to Create Community Awareness of Hypertension as a Risk Factor for Dementia, L. Phillipson, Sandra C. Jones, Danika K. Hall, Katherine Eagleton, and Kelly Andrews

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Dietary protein for athletes: From requirements to optimum adaptation, S M. Phillips and Luc J.C. Van Loon

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Cognition and beta-amyloid in preclinical Alzheimer's disease: Data from the AIBL study, Kerryn E. Pike, Kathryn A. Ellis, Victor L. Villemagne, Norm Good, Gael Chetelat, David Ames, Cassandra Szoeke, Simon M. Laws, Giuseppe Verdile, Ralph N. Martins, Colin L. Masters, and Christopher C. Rowe

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Neurohumoral effects of aliskiren in patients with symptomatic heart failure receiving a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist: The Aliskiren Observation of Heart Failure Treatment study, Bertram Pitt, Roberto Latini, Aldo Pietro Maggioni, Scott D. Solomon, Beverly A. Smith, Melanie Wright, Margaret F. Prescott, and John J. V. McMurray

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A systematic review of consumer-providers' effects on client outcomes in statutory mental health services: The evidence and the path beyond, Jason Pitt, Anna Timperio, David Crawford, David Dunstan, and Jo Salmon

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Mapping vocational rehabilitation services for people with long term neurological conditions: Summary report, E Playford, K Radford, C Burton, A Gibson, J Sweetland, and Caroline Watkins

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Significant differences in gene expression of GABA receptors in peripheral blood leukocytes of migraineurs, Prue N. Plummer, Natalie J. Colson, Joanne M. Lewohl, Rachel K. MacKay, Francesca Fernandez, Larisa M. Haupt, and Lyn R. Griffiths

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Short-term memory in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Marie Poirier, Jonathan Martin, Sebastian Gaigg, and Dermot Bowler

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Objectively measured physical activity and the subsequent risk of incident dysglycemia : The Australian diabetes, obesity and lifestyle Study (AusDiab), Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Cong Sun, Obioha Ukoumunne, Angela Pezic, Alison Venn, Jonathan Shaw, David Dunstan, Elizabeth Barr, Steven Blair, Jenny Cochrane, Paul Zimmet, and Terence Dwyer

Women with physical disability and the mammogram :An observational study to identify barriers and facilitators, Ann Poulos, Susan Balandin, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Louella McCarthy, and Leigha Dark

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Type 2 diabetes, Stephan F. E. Praet, Robert Rozenberg, and Luc J. C. Van Loon

Implementing and maintaining nurse-led healthy living programs in forensic inpatient settings :An illustrative case study, Kate Prebble, Jacquie Dianne Kidd, Anthony O'Brien, Dave Carlyle, Brian McKenna, Marie Crowe, Daryle Deering, and Claire Gooder

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A systematic review of event rates in clinical trials in diabetes mellitus: The importance of quantifying baseline cardiovascular disease history and proteinuria and implications for clinical trial design, David Preiss, Naveed Sattar, and John J. McMurray

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Classic stroop negative priming effects for children and adults diverge with less-conflicting and nonconflicting conditions, Verena Erica Pritchard and Ewald Neumann

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Preschool executive control on the Shape School Task: Measurement considerations and utility, Verena Erica Pritchard and Lianne J. Woodward

Associations of knee extensor strength and standing balance with physical function in knee osteoarthritis, Y Pua, Z Liang, Peck Hoon Ong, Adam Bryant, Ngai-Ngung Lo, and Ross Clark

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Urinary iodine deficiency in Gippsland pregnant women :The failure of bread fortification?, Ashequr Rahman, Gayle Savige, Nicholas Deacon, J Chesters, and Barbara Panther

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A systematic review of epidemiological studies on the association between smokeless tobacco use and coronary heart disease, Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Mohammad Afzal Mahmood, Nicola Spurrier, Mahmudur Rahman, and Stephen Leeder

Web-based interventions for the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes mellitus :A systematic review of recent evidence, Amutha Ramadas, Kia Quek, Carina Chan, and Brian Oldenburg

Randomised-controlled trial of a web-based dietary intervention for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: study protocol of myDIDeA, Amutha Ramadas, Kia Quek, Carina Chan, Brian Oldenburg, and Zanariah Hussain

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Adolescent screen time and rules to limit screen time in the home, Ernesto R. Ramirez, Gregory J. Norman, Dori E. Rosenberg, Jacqueline Kerr, Brian E. Saelens, Nefertiti Durant, and James F. Sallis

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Life and treatment goals of individuals hospitalized for first-episode nonaffective psychosis, Claire E. Ramsay, Beth Broussard, Sandra M. Goulding, Sarah Cristofaro, Dustin Hall, Nadine J. Kaslow, Eoin Killackey, David Lewis Penn, and Michael T. Compton

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Development of the Contextual Assessment of Social Skills (CASS): A Role Play Measure of Social Skill for Individuals with High-Functioning Autism, Allison B. Ratto, Lauren Turner-Brown, Betty M. Rupp, Gary B. Mesibov, and David L. Penn

Foetal monitoring :A woman-centred decision-making pathway, J. Rattray, Karen Flowers, S. J. Miles, and J. Clarke

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Double sampling to assess the accuracy of ground-based surveys of tree hollows in eucalypt woodlands, L. Rayner, E. Murray, and Jennifer Taylor

Achieving coordinated secondary prevention of coronary heart disease for all in need (SPAN), Julie Redfern, A Maiorana, L Neubeck, Alexander Clark, and Thomas Briffa

Prospective memory, emotional valence and ageing, Peter Rendell, L. Phillips, J. Henry, T. Brumby-Rendell, X. De la Piedad Garcia, M. Altgassen, and M. Kliegel

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Parenting, role reversals and the preservation of cultural values among Arabic speaking migrant families in Melbourne, Australia, Andre Renzaho, Marita Patricia McCabe, and W J. Sainsbury

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Keeping families and children in mind': An evaluation of a web-based workforce resource, Andrea Reupert, Kim Narelle Foster, Darryl Maybery, Kylie Eddy, and Elizabeth Fudge

Do positive children become positive adults? :Evidence from a longitudinal birth cohort study, M Richards and Felicia Huppert

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Cerebellar dysfunction, cognitive flexibility and autistic traits in a non-clinical sample, Nicole Ridley, Judi Homewood, and Jenny Walters

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Who listens to our advice? A secondary analysis of data from a clinical trial testing an intervention designed to decrease delay in seeking treatment for acute coronary syndrome, Barbara Riegel, Angelo Elmi, Debra K. Moser, Sharon McKinley, Hendrika Meischke, Lynn V. Doering, Patricia Davidson, Michele M. Pelter, Heather Baker, and Kathleen Dracup

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The lesser of two evils, Barbara Jean Riegel, Amy M. Sawyer, and Joseph Libonati

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Self care in patients with chronic heart failure, Barbara Riegel, Christopher S. Lee, and Victoria Vaughan Dickson

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Excessive daytime sleepiness is associated with poor medication adherence in adults with heart failure, Barbara Riegel, Stephen T. Moelter, Sarah J. Ratcliffe, Susan J. Pressler, Sabina De Geest, Sheryl Potashnik, Desiree Fleck, Daohang Sha, Steven L. Sayers, William S. Weintraub, Terri E. Weaver, and Lee R. Goldberg

From novice to expert: Confidence and activity status determine heart failure self-care performance, B. Riegel, C. S. Lee, N. Albert, T. Lennie, M. Chung, E. Song, B. Bentley, S. Heo, Linda Worrall-Carter, and D K. Moser

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Glued to games : how video games draw us in and hold us spellbound, C. Rigby and Richard Ryan

The effects of enhanced plantar sensory feedback and foot orthoses on midfoot kinematics and lower leg neuromuscular activation, Callan Ritchie, K.L. Paterson, A. Bryant, S. Bartold, and R. Clark

Low intrinsic running capacity is associated with reduced skeletal muscle substrate oxidation and lower mitochondrial content in white skeletal muscle, D Rivas, S Lessard, M Saito, A Friedhuber, L Koch, S Britton, B Yaspelkis III, and John Hawley

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Subtrochanteric fractures after long-term treatment with bisphosphonates: A European Society on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis, and International Osteoporosis Foundation Working Group Report, R Rizzoli, K. Åkesson, M. L. Bouxsein, John A. Kanis, N. Napoli, S. Papapoulos, Jean Yves Reginster, and Cyrus Cooper

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Adverse reactions and drug-drug interactions in the management of women with postmenopausal osteoporosis, Rene Rizzoli, Jean-Yves Reginster, Steven Boonen, Gérard Bréart, Adolfo Diez-Perez, Dieter Felsenberg, Jean-Marc Kaufman, John A. Kanis, and Cyrus Cooper

Concreteness Effects in Short-Term Memory :A Test of the Item-Order Hypothesis, Jaclynn L. Roche, G. Tolan, and G. Tehan

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Factors in the practice environment of nurses working in inpatient mental health: A partial least squares path modeling approach, Michael Anthony Roche, Christine Duffield, and Edward White

Outcomes in pediatric neurology :a review of conceptual issues and recommendations The 2010 Ronnie Mac Keith Lecture, Gabriel Ronen, Nora Fayed, and Peter Rosenbaum

Family and quality of life :key elements in interventon in children with cerebral palsy, Peter Rosenbaum

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The 'F-words' in childhood disability :I swear this is how we should think!, Peter Rosenbaum and J Gorter

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Historical perspective on spiritual education in Australian schools. Part one: The contribution of religious education, Graham Rossiter

Novel precooling strategy enhances time trial cycling in the heat, M Ross, L Garvican, N Jeacocke, P Laursen, Chris Abbiss, D Martin, and Louise Burke

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South African Mixed-race Children's and Mothers' Judgments and Reasoning about Children's Nurturance and Self-determination Rights, Martin Ruck, Harriet Tenenbaum, and Ingrid Willenberg

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A comparison of verbal communication and psychiatric medication use by Greek and Italian residents with dementia in Australian ethno-specific and mainstream aged care facilities, Susannah J. Runci, Barbara J. Eppingstall, and Daniel William O'Connor

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Frontal and parietal contributions to probabilistic association learning, Jacqueline Rushby, Ans Vercammen, Colleen Loo, Brooke Short, Cynthia Weickert, and Thomas Weickert

Psychosocial predictors of eating disorder risk in overweight and obese treatment seeking adolescents, Jade Russo, Leah Brennan, Jeff Walkley, Steve Fraser, and Kate Greenway

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Executive functions in recently postmenopausal women: Absence of strong association with serum gonadal steroids, Joanne L. Ryan, Frank Z. Stanczyk, Lorraine Dennerstein, Wendy J. Mack, Margaret S. Clark, Cassandra Szoeke, and Victor W. Henderson

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Notification and support for people exposed to the risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) (or other prion diseases) through medical treatment (iatrogenically), Rebecca Ryan, Sophie Hill, Dianne Lowe, Kelly Allen, Michael Taylor, and Cathy Mead

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A Self-Determination Theory Perspective on Social, Institutional, Cultural, and Economic Supports for Autonomy and their Importance for Well-Being, Richard M. Ryan and Edward L. Deci

Motivation and autonomy in counseling, psychotherapy, and behavior change :A look at theory and practice, Richard Ryan, M Vansteenkiste, and Martin Lynch

Enhanced response inhibition during intensive meditation training predicts improvements in self-reported adaptive socioemotional functioning, Baljinder Sahdra, Katherine MacLean, Emilio Ferrer, Phillip Shaver, Erika Rosenberg, Tonya Jacobs, Anthony Zanesco, Brandon King, Stephen Aichele, and David Bridwell

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Income disparities in perceived neighborhood built and social environment attributes, James F. Sallis, Donald J. Slymen, Terry L. Conway, Lawrence D. Frank, Brian E. Saelens, Kelli L. Cain, and James E. Chapman

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A cluster-randomized controlled trial to reduce sedentary behavior and promote physical activity and health of 8-9 year olds: The Transform-Us! Study, Jo Salmon, Lauren Arundell, Clare Hume, Helen Brown, Kylie Hesketh, David Dunstan, Robin Daly, Natalie Pearson, Ester Cerin, Marj Moodie, Lauren Sheppard, Kylie Ball, Sarah Bagley, Mai Chin Paw, and David Crawford

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Annual high-dose vitamin D3 and mental well-being: Randomised controlled trial, Kerrie Sanders, Amanda Stuart, Elizabeth Williamson, Felice Jacka, Seetal Dodd, Geoff Nicholson, and Michael Berk

Self-Monitoring in the Treatment of Overweight Adolescents, Mary Sandilands, Leah Brennan, Jeff Walkley, Steve Fraser, and Kate Greenway

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The Process Writing Approach :a meta-analysis, Karin Sandmel and Steve Graham

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Incidence and mortality of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage in two Norwegian cohorts, 1984-2007, M. S. Sandvei, E. B. Mathiesen, L. J. Vatten, T. B. Müller, H. Lindekleiv, T. Ingebrigtsen, I. Njølstad, Tom Wilsgaard, Maja-Lisa Løchen, A. Vik, and P. R. Romundstad

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Traditional birth attendant training and local birthing practices in India, Sheela Saravanan, Gavin Turrell, Helen Johnson, Jenny Fraser, and Carla Patterson

Location, location, location :Beneficial effects of autologous fat transplantation, Sarang Satoor, Amrutesh Puranik, Sandeep Kumar, Michael Williams, Mallikarjun Ghale, Anand Rahalkar, Mahesh Karandikar, Yogesh Shouche, Milind Patole, Ramesh Bhonde, Chittaranjan Yajnik, and Anandwardhan Hardikar

A meta-review of evidence on heart failure disease management programs :The challenges of describing and synthesizing evidence on complex interventions, L Savard, David Thompson, and Alexander Clark

Die Vorhersage postoperativer Schmerzen :ein Nutzen f├╝r das perioperative Schmerzmanagement?, Verena Schadewaldt and G. H. Nielsen