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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Childhood muscle morphology and strength: Alterations over six months of growth, Christian Andrew Pitcher, Catherine M. Elliott, Sian A. Williams, Melissa K. Licari, Alex Kuenzel, Peter J. Shipman, Jane P. Valentine, and Siobhan L. Reid

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Memory as Discrimination : A challenge to the Encoding-Retrieval Match Principle, Marie Poirier, James Nairne, Caroline Morin, Friederike Zimmermann, Kyriaki Koutmeridou, and James Fowler

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Comorbidity of conduct disorder symptoms and internalizing problems in children: Investigating a community and a clinical sample, Georg G. Polier, Timo D. Vloet, Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Kristin R. Laurens, and Sheilagh Hodgins

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Comorbidity of conduct disorder symptoms and internalizing problems in children: Investigating a community and a clinical sample, Georg G. Polier, Timo D. Vloet, Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Kristin R. Laurens, and Sheilagh Hodgins

Depressive symptoms interfere with post-rehabilitation exercise : Outcome expectancies and experience as mediators, S Pomp, L Fleig, Ralf Schwarzer, and S Lippke

Depressive symptoms interfere with post-rehabilitation exercise : Outcome expectancies and experience as mediators, S Pomp, L Fleig, Ralf Schwarzer, and S Lippke

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The COACH risk engine : A multistate model for predicting survival and hospitalization in patients with heart failure, Douwe Postmus, Dirk van Veldhuisen, Trijntje Jaarsma, Marie-Louise Luttik, Johan Lassus, Alexandre Mebazaa, Markku Nieminen, Veli-Pekka Harjola, James Lewsey, Erik Buskens, and Hans Hillege

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In vitro evaluation of the antiviral activity of heparan sulfate mimetic compounds against Enterovirus 71, Hamid Pourianfar, Chit Laa Poh, John Fecondo, and Lara Grollo

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A colorimetric-based accurate method for the determination of enterovirus 71 titer, Matthew Pourianfar, Helen Skouteris, Marita McCabe, Alexander Mussap, David Mellor, and Lina Ricciardelli

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The implications of megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation for changes in global physical activity, Michael Pratt, Olga Sarmiento, Felipe Montes, David Ogilvie, Bess Marcus, Lilian G. Perez, Ross C. Brownson, Jasem R. Alkandari, Lars Bo Andersen, Adrian Bauman, Steven N. Blair, Fiona C. Bull, Cora L. Craig, Ulf Ekelund, Shifalika Goenka, Regina Guthold, Pedro C. Hallal, William L. Haskell, Gregory W. Heath, Shigeru Inoue, Sonja Kahlmeier, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Harold W. Kohl, Estelle V. Lambert, I. Min Lee, Grit Leetongin, Felipe Lobelo, Ruth J. F. Loos, Brian W. Martin, Neville Owen, Diana C. Parra, Pekka Puska, Rodrigo Reis, James F. Sallis, and Jonathan C. Wells

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Predictors of cardiovascular events in a contemporary population with impaired glucose tolerance: An observational analysis of the Nateglinide and Valsartan in impaired glucose tolerance outcomes research (NAVIGATOR) trial, David Preiss, Laine E. Thomas, Jie-Lena Sun, Steven M. Haffner, Rury R. Holman, Eberhard Standl, Lawrence A. Leiter, Theodore Mazzone, Guy E. Rutten, Gianni Tognoni, Felipe A. Martinez, Fu-Tien Chiang, Robert M. Califf, and John J. McMurray

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Lipid-modifying therapies and risk of pancreatitis: A meta-analysis, David Preiss, Matti J. Tikkanen, Paul Welsh, Ian Ford, Laura C. Lovato, Marshall B. Elam, John C. LaRosa, David A. DeMicco, Helen M. Colhoun, Ilan Goldenberg, Michael J. Murphy, Thomas M. MacDonald, Terje R. Pedersen, Anthony C. Keech, Paul M. Ridker, John Kjekshus, Naveed Sattar, and John J.V. McMurray

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Eplerenone and new-onset diabetes in patients with mild heart failure: Results from the Eplerenone in Mild Patients Hospitalization and Survival Study in Heart Failure (EMPHASIS-HF), David Preiss, Dirk J. van Veldhuisen, Naveed Sattar, Henry Krum, Karl Swedberg, Harry Shi, John Vincent, Stuart J. Pocock, Bertram Pitt, Faiez Zannad, and John J. V. McMurray

Feeding the emergence of advanced heart disease in Soweto : A nutritional survey of black African patients with heart failure, Sandra Pretorius, Karen Sliwa, Verena Ruf, and Karen Walker

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Six-week postnatal depression predicts parenting stress profiles in mothers of preterm children, Margo A. Pritchard, Paul B. Colditz, David Cartwright, Peter H. Gray, David Tudehope, and Elaine Beller

The ideal self at play : The appeal of video games that let you be all you can be, A Przybylski, N Weinstein, K Murayama, and Richard Ryan

The ideal self at play : The appeal of video games that let you be all you can be, A Przybylski, N Weinstein, K Murayama, and Richard Ryan

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Enhanced somatosensory information decreases postural sway in older people, F. Qiu, M. H. Cole, K. W. Davids, E. M. Hennig, P. A. Silburn, H. Netscher, and G. K. Kerr

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Enhanced somatosensory information decreases postural sway in older people [accepted manuscript], F. Qiu, M. H. Cole, K. W. Davids, E. M. Hennig, P. A. Silburn, H. Netscher, and G. K. Kerr

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Audible smiles and frowns affect speech comprehension, Hugo Quene, Gun R. Semin, and Francesco Foroni

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Enhanced somatosensory information improves postural stability in people with Parkinson's disease, F. Qui, M. H. Cole, K. Davids, E. Hennig, H. Netscher, and G. Kerr

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Practical physical activity measurement in youth: A review of contemporary approaches, Jerome Nikolaos Rachele, Steven M. McPhail, Tracy L. Washington, and Thomas F. Cuddihy

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Barriers to repeated assessment of verbal learning and memory : A comparison of international shopping list task and rey auditory verbal learning test on build-up of proactive interference, Shahin Rahimi Golkhandan, Paul Thomas Maruff, D Darby, and Peter Wilson

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Effect of statins on venous thromboembolic events: A meta-analysis of published and unpublished evidence from randomised controlled trials, Kazem Rahimi, Neeraj Bhala, Pieter Kamphuisen, Jonathan Emberson, Sara Biere-Rafi, Vera Krane, Michele Robertson, John Wikstrand, and John McMurray

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Is there any association between use of smokeless tobacco products and coronary heart disease in Bangladesh?, Muhammad A. Rahman, Nicola Spurrier, Mohammad A. Mahmood, Mahmudur Rahman, Sohel Reza Choudhury, and Stephen Leeder

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Date Palm Sap Linked to Nipah Virus Outbreak in Bangladesh, 2008, Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Mohammad Jahangir Hossain, Sharmin Sultana, Nusrat Homaira, Salah Khan, Mahmudur Rahman, Emily Gurley, Pierre Rollin, Michael Lo, and James Comer

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Choice of controls for a case-control study in Bangladesh : Hospital controls versus community controls, Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Nicola Spurrier, Mohammad Afzal Mahmood, Mahmudur Rahman, Sohel Reza Choudhury, and Stephen Leeder

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Further evidence of validity of the Modified Melbourne Assessment for the neurologically impaired children aged 2 to 4 years, Melinda Randall, Christine Imms, and Leeanne Carey

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Cellular detection of multiple antigens at single cell resolution using antibodies generated from the same species, Amaresh Ranjan, Mugdha Joglekar, Ashwini Atre, Milind Patole, Ramesh Bhonde, and Anandwardhan Hardikar

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Simultaneous imaging of microRNA or mRNA territories with protein territory in mammalian cells at single cell resolution, Amaresh Ranjan, Mugdha Joglekar, Ashwini Atre, Milind Patole, Ramesh Bhonde, and Anandwardhan Hardikar

Beyond a clinical role : Nurses were psychosocial supporters, coordinators and problem solvers in the Black Saturday and Victorian bushfires in 2009, Jamie Ranse and Shane Lenson

Prevention of type 2 diabetes and its complications in devloping countries : A review, Lal Rawal, Robyn Tapp, Emily Williams, Carina Chan, Shajahan Yasin, and Brian Oldenburg

Prevention of type 2 diabetes and its complications in devloping countries : A review, Lal Rawal, Robyn Tapp, Emily Williams, Carina Chan, Shajahan Yasin, and Brian Oldenburg

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Assessment of long-term effects of irbesartan on heart failure with preserved ejection fraction as measured by the Minnesota living with heart failure questionnaire in the irbesartan in heart failure with preserved systolic function (I-PRESERVE) trial, Thomas S. Rector, Peter E. Carson, Inder S. Anand, John McMurray, Michael R. Zile, Robert McKelvie, Michel Komajda, Michael Kuskowski, and Barry M. Massie

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Introduction of the tools for economic analysis of patient management interventions in heart failure costing tool : A user-friendly spreadsheet program to estimate costs of providing patient-centered interventions, Shelby D. Reed, Yanhong Li, Shital Kamble, Daniel E. Polsky, Felicia L. Graham, Margaret T. Bowers, Gregory P. Samsa, Sara C. Paul, Kevin A. Schulman, David J. Whellan, and Barbara Riegel

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Introduction of the Tools for Economic Analysis of Patient Management Interventions in Heart Failure Costing Tool: a user-friendly spreadsheet program to estimate costs of providing patient-centered interventions., Shelby D. Reed, Yanhong Li, Shital Kamble, Daniel Polsky, Felicia L. Graham, Margaret T. Bowers, Gregory P. Samsa, Sara Paul, Kevin A. Schulman, David J. Whellan, and Barbara Riegel

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History and experience: The direction of Alzheimer's disease, William E. Reichman and Nathan S. Rose

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Efficacy of manual therapy treatments for people with cervicogenic dizziness and pain: protocol of a randomised controlled trial, Susan Reid, Darren Rivett, Michael Katekar, and Robin Callister

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Vitamin D with calcium reduces mortality: Patient level pooled analysis of 70,528 patients from eight major vitamin D trials, Lars Rejnmark, Alison Avenell, Tahir Masud, Frazer Anderson, Haakon E. Meyer, Kerrie M. Sanders, Kari Salovaara, Cyrus Cooper, Helen E. Smith, Elizabeth T. Jacobs, David Torgerson, Rebecca D. Jackson, JoAnn E. Manson, Kim Brixon, Leif Mosekilde, John A. Robbins, Roger M. Francis, and Bo Abrahamsen

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Older Adults have greater difficulty imagining future rather than atemporal experiences, Peter Rendell, Phoebe Bailey, Julie Henry, Louise Phillips, Shae Gaskin, and Matthias Kliegel

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Prospective memory, emotional valence and multiple sclerosis, Peter Rendell, Julie Henry, Louise Phillips, Xochitl De la Piedad Garcia, Patricia Booth, Patricia Phillips, and Matthias Kliegel

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Intergenerational differences in food, physical activity, and body size perceptions among African migrants, Andre Renzaho, Marita Patricia McCabe, and Boyd Swinburn

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Intergenerational differences in food, physical activity, and body size perceptions among African migrants, Andre Renzaho, Marita McCabe, and Boyd Swinburn

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Protein ingestion before sleep improves postexercise overnight recovery, Peter T. Res, Bart Groen, Bart Pennings, Milou Beelen, Gareth A. Wallis, Annemie P. Gijsen, Joan M. Senden, and Luc J.C. Van Loon

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Intervention programs for children whose parents have a mental illness: A review, Andrea E. Reupert, Rose Cuff, Louisa Drost, Kim Foster, Karin T. M. van Doesum, and Floor van Santvoort

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Social identity and personality processes: Non-Aboriginal australian identity and neuroticism, Katherine J. Reynolds, Boris Bizumic, Emina Subasic, John C. Turner, Nyla R. Branscombe, Keneth I. Mavor, and Luisa Maria Batalha

Neuropathological correlates of falling in the CC75C population-based ample of the older old, Kathryn Richardson, Sandra Hunter, Tom Dening, John Xuereb, Fiona Matthews, Carol Brayne, Jennifer Fleming, Felicia Huppert, Richard Hills, and Elizabeta Mukaetova-Ladinska

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Modifiable factors associated with sleep dysfunction in adults with heart failure., Barbara Riegel, Dale Glaser, Kathy Richards, Steven L. Sayers, Amy Marzolf, William S. Weintraub, and Lee R. Goldberg

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Meeting global needs in primary care with nurse practitioners, Barbara Jean Riegel, Eileen Sullivan-Marx, and Julie Fairman

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Patterns of change in cognitive function over six months in adults with chronic heart failure, Barbara Riegel, Christopher S. Lee, Dale Glaser, and Stephen T. Moelter

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Predictors of objectively measured medication nonadherence in adults with heart failure, Barbara Riegel, Christopher S. Lee, Sarah J. Ratcliffe, Sabina De Geest, Sheryl Potashnik, Megan Patey, Steven L. Sayers, Lee R. Goldberg, and William S. Weintraub

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Determinants of excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue in adults with heart failure, Barbara Riegel, Sarah J. Ratcliffe, Steven L. Sayers, Sheryl Potashnik, Harleah G. Buck, Claudine Jurkovitz, Sarah Fontana, Terri E. Weaver, William S. Weintraub, and Lee R. Goldberg

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Double jeopardy: The influence of excessive daytime sleepiness and impaired cognition on health-related quality of life in adults with heart failure, Barbara Riegel, Sarah J. Ratcliffe, William S. Weintraub, Steven L. Sayers, Lee R. Goldberg, Sheryl Potashnik, Terri E. Weaver, and Susan Pressler

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Trihalomethanes, chlorite, chlorate in drinking water and risk of congenital anomalies: A population-based case-control study in Northern Italy, Elena Righi, Petra Bechtold, Danila Tortorici, Paolo Lauriola, Elisa Calzolari, Gianni Astolfi, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, Guglielmina Fantuzzi, and Gabriella Aggazzotti

Passion for a Cause, Passion for a Creed : On Idealogical Passion, Identity Threat, and Extremism, Blanka Rip, Robert Vallerand, and M Lafreniere

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Management of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, R. Rizzoli, J. D. Adachi, C. Cooper, W. Dere, J. P. Devogelaer, A. Diez-Perez, J. A. Kanis, A. Laslop, B. Mitlak, S. Papapoulos, S. Ralston, S. Reiter, G. Werhya, and J. Y. Reginster

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Antidepressant medications and osteoporosis, R. Rizzoli, C. Cooper, Jean Yves Reginster, Bo Abrahamsen, Jonathan Adachi, Maria Luisa Brandi, O. Bruyère, Juliet E. Compston, P. Ducy, S. Ferrari, Nicholas C. Harvey, John A. Kanis, G. Karsenty, A. Laslop, V. Rabenda, and P. Vestergaard

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Work-related psychological health among clergywomen in Australia, Mandy Robbins, Leslie Francis, and Ruth Powell

Stakeholder perspectives on transitions of nursing home residents to hospital emergency departments and back in two Canadian provinces, Carol Robinson, Joan Bottorff, M Lilly, Caroline Reid, S Abel, Michael Lo, and G Cummings

Supporting Rural Family Palliative Caregivers, Carol Robinson, B Pesut, and Joan Bottorff

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Do the public share practitoners' views about the best evidence?, Elizabeth Robinson, Deborah Biggerstaff, Sally Jennings, and Elizabeth Maylor

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Nursing work directions in Australia: Does evidence drive the policy?, Michael Anthony Roche and Christine Duffield

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Oppression and exposure as differentiating predictors of types of workplace violence for nurses, John Rodwell and Defne Demir

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Psychological consequences of bullying for hospital and aged care nurses, John Rodwell and Defne Demir

Assessment and management of dysphagia in patients with head and neck cancer who receive radiotherapy in the United Kingdom : A web-based survey, J Roe, Paul Carding, P Rhys-Evans, K Newbold, K Harrington, and C Nutting

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Event-related potential practice effects on the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT), Jeffrey M. Rogers and Allison Fox

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Eplerenone in patients with systolic heart failure and mild symptoms: Analysis of repeat hospitalizations, Jennifer K. Rogers, John McMurray, Stuart J. Pocock, Faiez Zannad, Henry Krum, Dirk J. van Veldhuisen, Karl Swedberg, Harry Shi, John Vincent, and Bertram Pitt

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Modelling wetland surface elevation dynamics and its application to forecasting the effects of sea-level rise on estuarine wetlands, Kerrylee Rogers, Neil Saintilan, and C Copeland

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Replacing car trips by increasing bike and public transport in the greater Barcelona metropolitan area: A health impact assessment study, David Rojas-Rueda, Audrey de Nazelle, O. Teixidó, and Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen

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Current evidence regarding non-compliance with personal protective equipment : An integrative review to illuminate implications for nursing practice, Felicia Neo Rong Xi, Karen-Leigh Edward, and Cally Mills

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Working memory and amnesia : The role of stimulus novelty, Nathan Rose, Rosanna Olsen, Fergus Craik, and R Rosenbaum

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

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Promoting walking among older adults living in retirement communities, Dori E. Rosenberg, Jacqueline Kerr, James F. Sallis, Gregory J. Norman, Karen J. Calfas, and Kevin Patrick

A cluster-randomized controlled trial of strategies to increase adolescents physical activity and motivation during physical education lessons: The Motivating Active Learning in Physical Education (MALP) trial, R Rosenkranz, David Lubans, L Peralta, A Bennie, Taren Sanders, and Christopher Lonsdale

Effects of lowering body temperature via hyperhydration, with and without glycerol ingestion and practical precooling on cycling time trial performance in hot and humid conditions, M Ross, N Jeacocke, P Laursen, D Martin, Chris Abbiss, and Louise Burke

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On the resistance to extinction of fear conditioned to angry faces, Monique E. Rowles, Ottmar V. Lipp, and Kimberley M. Mallan

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Hormone levels and cognitive function in postmenopausal midlife women, Joanne L. Ryan, Frank Z. Stanczyk, Lorraine Dennerstein, Wendy J. Mack, Margaret S. Clark, Cassandra Szoeke, Daniel George Kildea, and Victor W. Henderson

A cluster randomised controlled trial of an occupational therapy intervention for residents with stroke living in UK care homes (OTCH): study protocol, C Sackley, C Burton, S Herron-Marx, K Lett, J Mant, A Roalfe, L Sharp, Bartley Sheehan, K Stant, and Michelle Walker

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Neighborhood environment and psychosocial correlates of adults' physical activity, Brian E. Saelens, James F. Sallis, Lawrence D. Frank, Kelli L. Cain, Terry L. Conway, James E. Chapman, Donald J. Slymen, and Jacqueline Kerr

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Obesogenic neighborhood environments, child and parent obesity: The neighborhood impact on kids study, Brian E. Saelens, James F. Sallis, Lawrence D. Frank, Sarah C. Couch, Chuan Zhou, Trina Colburn, Kelli L. Cain, James E. Chapman, and Karen Glanz

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The experiences of mothers of children with autism: Managing multiple roles, Anneleise P. Safe, Annette V. Joosten, and Matthew Molineux

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Intensive training induces longitudinal changes in meditation state-related EEG oscillatory activity, M Saggar, B King, A Zanesco, K MacLean, S Aichele, T Jacobs, D Bridwell, P Shaver, E Rosenberg, and Baljinder Sahdra

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New graduate nurses' experiences of interactions in the critical care unit, Farida Saghafi, Jennifer Hardy, and Sharon Hillege

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Principles for the monitoring and evaluation of wetland extent, condition and function in Australia, Neil Saintilan and S Imgraben

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Environmental predictors of estuarine fish landings along a temperate coastline, Neil Saintilan and L Wen

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Promoting youth physical activity through physical education and after-school programs, James F. Sallis, Jordan Carlson, and Alex M. Mignano

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Physical education's role in public health: Steps forward and backward over 20 years and HOPE for the future, James F. Sallis, Thomas L. McKenzie, Michael W. Beets, Aaron Beighle, Heather Erwin, and Sarah M. Lee

The 'East Asian' olympic games : What of sustainable legacies?, John E. Saunders and Peter Horton

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Goodbye Renaissance man : globalized concepts of physical education and sport in Singapore, John Saunders and Peter Horton

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Treatment burden among people with chronic illness : What are the consumer health organisations saying?, Adem Sav, Sara McMillan, Fiona Kelly, Elizabeth Kendall, Jennifer Whitty, Michelle King, and Amanda Wheeler

Age-related deficits in efficiency of low-level lateral inhibition, Friederike Schlaghecken, Kulbir Birak, and Elizabeth Maylor

Feedback interventions for improving self-awareness after brain injury : a protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial, Julia Schmidt, Jennifer Fleming, Tamara Ownsworth, Natasha Lannin, and Asad Khan

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Age effects in emotional prospective memory : Cue valence differentially affects the prospective and retrospective component, Katharina Schnitzspahn, S Horn, U Bayen, and Matthias Kliegel

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Relationships between online gambling, mental health and substance use: A review, Kirsty Scholes-Balog and Sheryl A. Hemphill Prof.

Associations between received social support and positive and negative affect : Evidence for age differences from a daily-diary study, U Scholz, Matthias Kliegel, A Luszczynska, and N Knoll

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Teaching methods for modelling problems and students' task-specific enjoyment, value, interest and self-efficacy expectations, Stanislaw Schukajlow, Dominik Leiss, Reinhard Pekrun, Werner Blum, Marcel Muller, and Rudolf Messner

Contextual and individual predictors of physical activity : interactions between environmental factors and health cognitions, B Schuz, S Wurm, J Ziegelmann, J Wolff, C Tesch-Romer, and Lisa Warner

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Effects of dalcetrapib in patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome, Gregory G. Schwartz, Anders G. Olsson, Markus Abt, Christie M. Ballantyne, Philip J. Barter, Jochen Brumm, Bernard R. Chaitman, Ingar M. Holme, David Kallend, Lawrence A. Leiter, Eran Leitersdorf, John J. V. McMurray, Hardi Mundl, Stephen J. Nicholls, Prediman K. Shah, Jean Claude Tardif, and R. Scott Wright

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An examination of exposure and avoidance behavior related to second-hand cigarette smoke among adolescent girls in Canada, Hamid Schwartz, Arman Javadi, and Lara Grollo

Online intervention engagement predicts smoking cessation, Ralf Schwarzer and L Satow