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 2010

Impact of caring for a school aged child with a disability : Understanding mothers' perspectives, Helen Bourke-Taylor, Linsey Howie, and Mary Law

Development of the Child's Challenging Behaviour Scale (CCBS) for mothers of school aged children with disabilities, Helen Bourke-Taylor, Mary Law, Linsey Howie, and Julie Pallant

Development of the Child's Challenging Behaviour Scale (CCBS) for mothers of school aged children with disabilities, Helen Bourke-Taylor, Mary Law, Linsey Howie, and Julie Pallant

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Performance and health concepts in artistic gymnastics., Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

Large-scale application of a telephone-based test of cognitive functioning in older adults, L Breitling, M Wolf, H Muller, E Raum, Matthias Kliegel, and H Brenner

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Changes in the content of children's school lunches across the school week, Leah Brennan, Cara Miles, Sarah Mitchell, and Jan Matthews

Movement pattern comparisons in elite (AFL) and sub-elite (WAFL) Australian football games using GPS, Cameron Brewer, Brian Dawson, Jarryd Heasman, Glenn Stewart, and Stuart Cormack

Hamstring antagonist torque generated in vivo following ACL rupture and ACL reconstruction, Adam Bryant, Mark William Creaby, Robert Newton, and Julie Steele

Effect of drink temperature on core temperature and endurance cycling performance in warm, humid conditions, Catriona Burdon, Helen O'Connor, Janelle Gifford, S Shirreffs, Phillip Chapman, and Nathan Johnson

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A randomised controlled trial of the efficacy of the ABCD Parenting Young Adolescents Program : rationale and methodology, Kylie Burke, Leah Brennan, and Sarah Roney

Fueling strategies to optimize performance : Training high or training low?, Louise Burke

Fueling strategies to optimize performance : Training high or training low?, Louise Burke

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Effect of cardiorespiratory training on aerobic fitness and carryover to activity in children with cerebral palsy : a systematic review, Jane Margaret Butler, A A. Scianni, and Louise Ada

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Experiences and aspirations of younger mothers, Kate Butler, Gail Winkworth, Morag McArthur, and Judith Smyth

Short-term endurance training does not alter the oxidative capacity of human subcutaneous adipose tissue, Donny Camera, Malcolm Anderson, John Hawley, and A Carey

Early time course of akt phosphorylation after endurance and resistance exercise, Donny Camera, J Edge, M Short, John Hawley, and Vernon Coffey

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Does cognitive impairment predict poor self-care in patients with chronic heart failure?, Janette Cameron, Linda Worrall-Carter, Karen Page, Barbara Riegel, Sing Kai Lo, and Simon Stewart

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Self-Care Behaviours and Heart Failure: Does Experience with Symptoms Really Make a Difference?, Janette Cameron, Linda Worrall-Carter, Karen Page, and Simon Stewart

Parental use of restrictive feeding practices and child BMI z-score. A 3-year prospective cohort study, Karen Campbell, Nick Andrianopoulos, Kylie Hesketh, Kylie Ball, David Crawford, Leah Brennan, Nadia Corsini, and Anna Timperio

Does the prevalence of CD and ODD vary across cultures?, G Canino, G Polanczyk, J Bauermeister, L Rohde, and Paul Frick

Is the practice of yoga associated with positive outcomes? : The role of passion, N Carbonneau, Robert Vallerand, and Sabrina Massicotte

Pattern of blood pressure in Australian adults : Results from a National Blood Pressure Screening Day of 13,825 adults, Melinda Carrington, Garry L. Jennings, and Simon Stewart

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Bridging the gap in heart failure prevention: Rationale and design of the Nurse-led intervention for Less Chronic Heart Failure (NiL-CHF) Study, Melinda J. Carrington and Simon Stewart

The time is right :embedding education for sustainable development into pre-service science and technology teacher education, Lyn Carter and Caroline Smith

Perfectionism and eating disturbances in Korean immigrants : Moderating effects of acculturation and ethnic identity, Carina Chan, Youngeun Ku, and Richard Owens

Perfectionism and eating disturbances in Korean immigrants : Moderating effects of acculturation and ethnic identity, Carina Chan, Youngeun Ku, and Richard Owens

Examining the characteristics of workplace violence in one non-tertiary hospital, Rosemary Chapman, Irene Styles, Laura Perry, and Shane Combs

Nurses' experience of adjusting to workplace violence : A theory of adaptation, Rosemary Chapman, Irene Styles, Laura Perry, and Shane Combs

Depression among Chinese stroke survivors six months after discharge from a rehabilitation hospital, Janita Chau, David Thompson, Anne Chang, Jean Woo, Sheila Twinn, S Cheung, and T Kwok

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Infection control practices among hospital health and support workers in Hong Kong, Janita Chau, David Thompson, Diana Lee, and Sheila Twinn

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Oropharyngeal mucositis-specific quality-of-life measure in patients with cancer therapy, Karis Cheng, Sing Leung, Raymond Liang, Josepha Tai, Rebecca Yeung, and David Thompson

Severe oral mucositis associated with cancer therapy : impact on oral functional status and quality of life, Karis Cheng, Sing Leung, Raymond Liang, Josepha Tai, Rebecca Yeung, and David Thompson

Mechanical properties of the achilles tendon aponeurosis are altered in athletes with achilles tendinopathy, S Child, Adam Bryant, Ross Clark, and Kay Crossley

Mechanical properties of the achilles tendon aponeurosis are altered in athletes with achilles tendinopathy, S Child, Adam Bryant, Ross Clark, and Kay Crossley

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Relative contribution of motor impairments to limitations in activity and restrictions in participation in adults with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, Hsiu-Ching Chiu, Louise Ada, Jane Margaret Butler, and S Coulson

Severity and correlates of depressive symptoms among recipients of Meals on Wheels : Age, gender, and racial/ethnic difference, Namkee Choi, Mary Teeters, Linda Perez, Bart Farar, and David Thompson

A meta-analysis of randomized control trials of home-based secondary prevention programs for coronary artery disease, Alexander Clark, M Haykowsky, J Kryworuchko, T MacClure, Jess Scott, M DesMeules, W Luo, Y Liang, and F McAlister

Ameliorating Children's reading-comprehension difficulties : A randomized controlled trial, Paula Clarke, Margaret Snowling, Emma Truelove, and Charles Hulme

Tibial acceleration variability during consecutive gait cycles is influenced by the menstrual cycle, Ross Clark, Simon Bartold, and Adam Bryant

Examining different aspects of functional performance using a variety of bench throw techniques, Ross Clark, Adam Bryant, and Y Pua

Examining different aspects of functional performance using a variety of bench throw techniques, Ross Clark, Adam Bryant, and Y Pua

Validity and reliability of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board for assessment of standing balance, Ross Clark, Adam Bryant, Yonghao Pua, P McCrory, Kim Bennell, and Michael Hunt

The inter-day reliability of a method used to determine vertical, knee and ankle stiffness during running, Ross Clark, Corey Joseph, and Elizabeth Jane Bradshaw

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Falls in Parkinson's disease: Kinematic evidence for impaired head and trunk control, Michael H. Cole, Peter A. Silburn, Joanne M. Wood, Charles J. Worringham, and Graham K. Kerr

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Falls in Parkinson's disease: Kinematic evidence for impaired head and trunk control [accepted manuscript], Michael H. Cole, Peter A. Silburn, Joanne M. Wood, Charles J. Worringham, and Graham K. Kerr

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Cognitive psychology does not reduce to neuroscience, Lincoln Colling and Reece Roberts

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Action synchronization with biological motion, Lincoln Colling, William Thompson, and John Sutton

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Assessing disordered speech and voice in Parkinson's disease : A telerehabiliation application, Amalia Constantinescu, Deborah Theodoros, Trevor Russell, Elizabeth Ward, Stephen Wilson, and Richard Wootton

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Quality of life in patients who have remitted from their first episode of psychosis, Sue Cotton, John Francis Martin Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, and Patrick McGorry

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Benchmarking clinical indicators of quality for Australian residential aged care facilities, Mary Denise Courtney, Maria O'Reilly, Helen Edwards, and Stacey Hassall

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Current Australian physiotherapy management of hip osteoarthritis, Sallie M. Cowan, Meagan S. Blackburn, Kylie McMahon, and Kim L. Bennell

Daily training with high carbohydrate availability increases exogenous carbohydrate oxidation during endurance cycling, Geoffrey Cox, Sally Clark, A Cox, Shona Halson, M Hargreaves, John Hawley, N Jeacocke, Rod Snow, W Yeo, and Louise Burke

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Race-day carbohydrate intakes of elite triathletes contesting olympic-distance triathlon events, Geoffrey Cox, Rod Snow, and Louise Burke

Risk perception moderates how intentions are translated into sunscreen use, C Craciun, N Schuz, S Lippke, and Ralf Schwarzer

Risk perception moderates how intentions are translated into sunscreen use, C Craciun, N Schuz, S Lippke, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Early mobilisation after stroke : An example of an individual patient data meta-analysis of a complex intervention, Louise Craig

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Early mobilisation after stroke : An example of an individual patient data meta-analysis of a complex intervention, Louise Craig, Julie Bernhardt, Peter Langhorne, and Olivia Wu

Action planning in typically and atypically developing children (unilateral cerebral palsy), Celine Craje, Pauline Aarts, Maria Nijhuis-van-der Sanden, and Bert Steenbergen

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Determining specificity of motor imagery training for upper limb improvement in chronic stroke patients : A training protocol and pilot results, Celine Craje, Chantal Van Der Graaf, Frits Lem, Alexander Geurts, and Bert Steenbergen

Compromised motor planning and Motor imagery in right Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy, Celine Craje, Michael van Elk, Manuela Beeren, Hein van Schie, Harold Bekkering, and Bert Steenbergen

Patterns of physical and relational aggression in a school-based sample of boys and girls, A Crapanzano, Paul Frick, and A Terranova

Varus-Valgus laxity and passive stiffness in medial knee osteoarthritis, Mark William Creaby, Tim Wrigley, Boon Whatt Lim, Kelly-Ann Bowles, Ben Metcalf, Rana Hinman, and Kim Bennell

Utility of the Oswestry Disability index for studies of back pain related disability in nurses : Evaluation of psychometric and measurement properties, Anna Dawson, Emily Steele, and Paul Hodges

Utility of the Oswestry Disability index for studies of back pain related disability in nurses : Evaluation of psychometric and measurement properties, Anna Dawson, Emily Steele, Paul Hodges, and Simon Stewart

The relationship of demographic and pschosocial variables to pain-related outcomes in a rural chronic pain population, Melissa Day and Beverly Thorn

The relationship of demographic and psychosocial variables to pain-related outcomes in a rural chronic pain population, Melissa Day and Beverly Thorn

From dysphonia to dysphoria : Mokken scaling shows a strong, reliable hierarchy of voice symptoms in the Voice Symptom Scale questionnaire, Ian Deary, Janet Wilson, Paul Carding, K MacKenzie, and Roger Watson

From dysphonia to dysphoria : Mokken scaling shows a strong, reliable hierarchy of voice symptoms in the Voice Symptom Scale questionnaire, Ian Deary, Janet Wilson, Paul Carding, K MacKenzie, and Roger Watson

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Adult Age Differences in the Ability to Mentally Transform Object and Body Stimuli, Anna Devlin and Peter Henry Wilson

Knee joint stiffness during walking in knee osteoarthritis, Sharon Dixon, Rana Hinman, Mark William Creaby, Georgie Kemp, and Kay Crossley

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Is Auditory-Verbal therapy effective for children with hearing loss?, Dimity Dornan, Louise Hickson, Bruce Murdoch, Todd Houston, and Amalia Constantinescu

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Is Auditory-Verbal therapy effective for children with hearing loss?, Dimity Dornan, Louise Hickson, Bruce Murdoch, Todd Houston, and Gabriella Constantinescu

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Television viewing time and mortality : The Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab), David Dunstan, Elizabeth Barr, Genevieve Healy, Jo Salmon, Jonathan Shaw, Beverley Balkau, Dianna Magliano, Adrian Cameron, Paul Zimmet, and Neville Owen

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Association of television viewing with fasting and 2-h postchallenge plasma glucose levels in adults without diagnosed diabetes, Terence Dunstan, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Obioha Ukoumunne, Angela Pezic, Alison Venn, David Dunstan, Elizabeth Barr, Steven Blair, Jennifer Cochrane, Paul Zimmet, and Jonathan Shaw

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Association of change in daily step count over five years with insulin sensitivity and adiposity: Population based cohort study, Amalia Dwyer, Deborah Theodoros, Trevor Russell, Elizabeth Ward, Stephen Wilson, and Richard Wootton

Addressing "waste" in diagnostic imaging : Some implications of comparative effectiveness research, Adam Elshaug, Taryn Bessen, John Moss, and Janet Esther Hiller

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Strange yet compelling: Anxiety and abjection in hospital nursing, Alicia Evans

Interpersonal factors as precipitators of crisis :A focus on ministers of religion, Barry J. Fallon and Simon M. Rice

The wheels keep turning :Associations between relationship status and male depression in truck drivers, Barry J. Fallon and Simon M. Rice

iliotibial band syndrome : An examination of the evidence behind a number of treatment options, E Falvey, Ross Clark, A Franklyn-Miller, Adam Bryant, C Briggs, and P McCrory

Management : of Patients with Oncologic or Degenerative Neurologic disorders, Maureen Farrell, Jennifer Dempsey, and Sayumporn Webster

Interdisciplinary communication in general medical and surgical wards using two different models of nursing care delivery, Ritin Fernandez, Duong Tran, Maree Johnson, and Sonya Jones

Motivation for and commitment to social values : The roles of age and gender, Patty Ferssizidis, Leah Adams, Todd Kashdan, Christine Plummer, Anjali Mishra, and Joseph Ciarrochi

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The impact of psychosocial factors on adherence to compression therapy to prevent recurrence of venous leg ulcers, Kathleen Finlayson, Helen Edwards, and Mary Denise Courtney

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Psychometric analysis of the Brisbane Practice Environment Measure (B-PEM), Anndrea Flint, Charles Farrugia, Mary Denise Courtney, and Joan Webster

Dynamic alignment and its association with knee adduction moment in medial knee osteoarthritis, Nasim Foroughi, Richard Smith, Angela Lange, Michael Baker, Maria Fiatarone Singh, and Benedicte Vanwanseele

Brief report : Are children with autism proficient word learners?, Tessa Franken, Charlie Lewis, and Stephanie Malone

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AMPK couples plasma renin to cellular metabolism by phosphorylation of ACC1, Gro Fraser, Robert Herbert, Signe Flottorp, Jan Odgaard-Jensen, Kari Havelsrud, Alexandra Barratt, Erin Mathieu, Amanda Burls, and Andrew Oxman

Does repetitive task training improve functional activity after stroke? : A Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis, Beverley French, Lois Thomas, Michael Leathley, Christopher Sutton, Joanna McAdam, Anne Forster, Peter Langhorne, Chris Price, Annette Walker, and Caroline Watkins

Does repetitive task training improve functional activity after stroke? : A Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis, Beverley French, Lois Thomas, Michael Leathley, Christopher Sutton, Joanna McAdam, Anne Forster, Peter Langhorne, Chris Price, Annette Walker, and Caroline Watkins

" if he gives in, he will be gone..." : The influence of work and place on experiences, reactions and self-care of heart failure in rural Canada, N Freydberg, L Strain, R Tsuyuki, F McAlister, and Alexander Clark

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Die anwesenheit von angehörigen während der kardiopulmonalen reanimation / the presence of family members during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Paul Fulbrook

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Transmission of vibration about the knee, Trentham Furness, Corey Joseph, Bianca Share, Geraldine Naughton, Wayne Maschette, and Christian Lorenzen

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GPS analysis of elite women's field hockey training and competition, Timothy James Gabbett

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The development and application of an injury prediction model for noncontact, soft-tissue injuries in elite collision sport athletes, Timothy James Gabbett

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The development of a test of repeated-sprint ability for elite women's soccer players, Timothy James Gabbett

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Use of sport science evidence in a National Rugby League judiciary case, Timothy James Gabbett

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Training injuries in professional rugby league, Timothy James Gabbett and Rob JB Godbolt

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Physical collisions and injury during professional rugby league skills training, Timothy James Gabbett, David Jenkins, and Bruce Abernethy

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Physiological and anthropometric correlates of tackling ability in junior elite and subelite rugby league players, Timothy James Gabbett, David Jenkins, and Bruce Abernethy