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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Youth advocacy for obesity prevention: The next wave of social change for health, Rachel A. Millstein and James F. Sallis

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Home, school, and neighborhood environment factors and youth physical activity, Rachel A. Millstein, Joe Strobel, Jacqueline Kerr, James F. Sallis, Gregory J. Norman, Nefertiti Durant, Sion Kim Harris, and Brian E. Saelens

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Neurohormonal activation in acute heart failure: Results from VERITAS, Olga Milo-Cotter, Beth Cotter-Davison, Carlo Lombardi, Hengrui Sun, Luca Bettari, Silvia Bugatti, Michele Rund, Marco Metra, Edo Kaluski, Isaac Kobrin, Aline Frey, Maurizio Rainisio, John J.V. McMurray, John R. Teerlink, and Gad Cotter-Davison

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Evaluation of a resistance training program for adults with or at risk of developing diabetes : An effectiveness study in a community setting, Karl Minges, Glen Cormick, Edna Unglik, and David Dunstan

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Evaluation of a resistance training program for adults with or at risk of developing diabetes: An effectiveness study in a community setting, Karl Minges, Glen Cormick, Edna Unglik, and David Wayne Dunstan

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Diabetes prevalence and determinants in Indigenous Australian populations : A systematic review, Karl Minges, Paul Zimmet, Dianna Magliano, David Dunstan, Alex Brown, and Jonathan Shaw

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Differential atrophy of the postero-lateral hip musculature during prolonged bedrest and the influence of exercise countermeasures, Tanja Miokovic, Gabriele Armbrecht, Dieter Felsenberg, and Daniel Belavy

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Differential atrophy of the postero-lateral hip musculature during prolonged bedrest and the influence of exercise countermeasures, Tanja Miokovic, Gabriele Armbrecht, Dieter Felsenberg, and Daniel Belavy

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Clostridium difficile infection in Tasmanian public hospitals 2006-2010, Brett G. Mitchell, C. Ware, A. McGregor, S. Brown, and A. Wells

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Contribution of take-out food consumption to socioeconomic differences in fruit and vegetable intake: A mediation analysis, Kyoko Miura, Katrina Giskes, and Gavin Turrell

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Smoking, body weight, physical exercise, and risk of lower limb total joint replacement in a population-based cohort of men, G. Mnatzaganian, P. Ryan, P E. Norman, D. C. Davidson, and Janet E. Hiller

The relationship between physical capacity and match performance in elite Australian football :A mediation approach, Mitchell Mooney, Brendan O'Brien, Stuart Cormack, Aaron Coutts, Jason Berry, and Warren Young

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Lessons learned from children who have experienced homelessness: What services need to know, Tim Moore, Morag McArthur, and Debbie Noble-Carr

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The assessment of adolescent female athletes using standing and reactive long jumps, Mark Peter Moresi, Elizabeth Bradshaw, David A. Greene, and Geraldine A. Naughton

Cross-validation of the short form of the physical self-inventory (PSi-S) using exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM), Alexandre Morin and Christophe Maiano

Cross-validation of the very short form of the Physical Self-inventory (PSi-VS) :invariance across genders, age groups, ethnicities and weight statuses, Alexandre Morin and Christophe Maiano

The longitudinal interplay of adolescents' self-esteem and body image :A conditional autoregressive latent trajectory analysis, Alexandre Morin, Christophe Maiano, Herbert Marsh, Michel Janosz, and Benjamin Nagengast

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General growth mixture analysis of adolescents' developmental trajectories of anxiety :The impact of untested invariance assumptions on substantive interpretations, Alexandre Morin, Christophe Maiano, Benjamin Nagengast, Herbert Marsh, Julien Morizot, and Michel Janosz

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A Multifoci Person-Centered Perspective on Workplace Affective Commitment :A Latent Profile/Factor Mixture Analysis, Alexandre Morin, Julien Morizot, Jean Boudrias, and Isabelle Madore

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Psychometric properties of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) in French clinical and nonclinical adults, Alexandre Morin, G. Moullec, Christophe Maiano, L. Layet, J. L. Just, and G. Ninot

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Affective commitment and citizenship behaviors across multiple foci, Alexandre Morin, Christian Vandenberghe, Jean Boudrias, Isabelle Madore, Julian Morizot, and Michel Tremblay

Predictors of dropout in weight loss interventions :a systematic review of the literature, Irina Moroshko, Leah Brennan, and Paul Edmond O'Brien

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Changes in falls risk factors for geriatric diagnostic groups across inpatient, outpatient and domiciliary rehabilitation settings, Gregory Morrison, Huang-Ling Lee, Suzanne Kuys, Jane Clarke, Paul Bew, and Terry Haines

Symptom variability, not severity, predicts rehospitalization and mortality in patients with heart failure, Debra Moser, Susan Frazier, Linda Worrall-Carter, Martha Biddle, Misook Chung, Kyoung Suk Lee, and Terry Lennie

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Relationship of persistent symptoms of anxiety to morbidity and mortality outcomes in patients with coronary heart disease, Debra K. Moser, Sharon McKinley, Barbara Riegel, Lynn Doering, Hendrika Meischke, Michele M. Pelter, Patricia Davidson, Heather Baker, and Kathleen Dracup

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Disease management in heart failure, Debra K. Moser and Barbara Riegel

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Randomised comparison of uterine artery embolisation (UAE) with surgical treatment in patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids (REST trial) : 5-Year results, J Moss, K Cooper, A. Khaund, L. Murray, G. Murray, O. Wu, L. Craig, and M. Lumsden

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Randomised comparison of uterine artery embolisation (UAE) with surgical treatment in patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids (REST trial) : 5-Year results, J. G. Moss, K. G. Cooper, A. Khaund, L. S. Murray, G. D. Murray, O. Wu, Louise E. Craig, and M. A. Lumsden

A very short visual analog form of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) for the idiographic measurement of depression, Gregory Moullec, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, Johana Monthuy-Blanc, Lisa Rosello, and Gregory Ninot

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Mental health nursing education in preregistration nursing curricula : A national report, Lorna Moxham, Terence McCann, Kim Usher, Gerry Farrell, and Patrick Crookes

Gender relations, prostate cancer and diet :Re-inscribing hetero-normative food practices, L Mroz, G Chapman, J Oliffe, and Joan Bottorff

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Men, food, and prostate cancer :Gender influences on men's diets, L Mroz, G Chapman, J Oliffe, and Joan Bottorff

Parental monitoring and youth behavior problems :Moderation by callous-unemotional traits over time, L Munoz, V Pakalniskiene, and Paul Frick

Primary Goals for Weight Loss Questionnaire (PGWLQ) :Development and Psychometric Evaluation in Overweight and Obese Adults, Kylie Murphy, Leah Brennan, Jeff Walkley, John Reece, and Emma Little

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Language and verbal short-term memory skills in Children with Down syndrome :A meta-analytic review, Kari-Anne Naess, Solveig-Alma Lyster, Charles Hulme, and Monica Melby-Lervag

Who took the "x" out of expectancy-value theory? :A psychological mystery, a substantive-methodological synergy, and a cross-national generalization, Benjamin Nagengast, Herbert Marsh, L Scalas, Man Xu, Kittai Hau, and Ulrich Trautwein

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Children with early onset obsessive-compulsive disorder: Clinical features and treatment outcome, Eriko Nakatani, Georgina Krebs, Nadia Micali, Cynthia Michelle Turner, Isobel Heyman, and David Mataix-Cols

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The role of anxiety and perspective-taking strategy on affective empathic responses, Monika Negd, Kimberley M. Mallan, and Ottmar Lipp

Planning locally relevant internet programs for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, L Neubeck, R Ascanio, Adrian Bauman, Thomas Briffa, Alexander Clark, B Freedman, and Julie Redfern

The Basic Needs Satisfaction in Sport Scale (BNSSS) :instrument development and initial validity evidence, J Ng, Christopher Lonsdale, and K Hodge

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Correlates of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among preschoolers during unstructured outdoor play periods, Virginie Nicaise, David Kahan, and James F. Sallis

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Factors associated with patient delay in seeking care after worsening symptoms in heart failure patients, Maurice Nieuwenhuis, Tiny Jaarsma, Dirk van Veldhuisen, and Martje van der Wal

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The body of knowledge on compliance in heart failure patients : We are not there yet, Maurice Nieuwenhuis, Martje van der Wal, and Trijntje Jaarsma

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Frequent walking, but not total physical activity, is associated with increased fracture incidence : A 5-year follow-up of an Australian population-based prospective study (AusDiab), Riku Nikander, Claudia Gagnon, David Dunstan, Dianna Magliano, Peter Ebeling, Zhong Lu, Paul Zimmet, Jonathan Shaw, and Robin Daly

Do commonly used ventilator settings for mechanically ventilated adults have the potential to embed secretions or promote clearance?, George Ntoumenopoulos, Harriet Shannon, and Eleanor Main

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Development of a consumer constructed scale to evaluate mental health service provision, Lindsay G. Oades, Josephine Law, and Sarah L. Marshall

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AMPK is a direct adenylate charge-regulated protein kinase, Jonathan S. Oakhill, Rohan Steel, Zhi-Ping Chen, John W. Scott, Naomi Ling, Shanna Tam, and Bruce Ernest Kemp

Use of Tasers on people with mental illness. A New Zealand database study, Anthony O'Brien, Brian McKenna, Katey Thom, Kate Diesfeld, and Alexander Simpson

Interpreting actions :the goal behind mirror neuron function, Barbara Ocampo and Ada Kritikos

How frontoparietal brain networks mediate imitative and complementary actions, Barbara Ocampo, Ada Kritikos, and Ross Cunnington

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Attitudes and experiences: Qualitative perspectives on erectile dysfunction from the female partner, Elodie J. O'Connor, Marita P. McCabe, Helen M. Conaglen, and John P. Conaglen

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Effect of nesiritide in patients with acute decompensated heart failure, M. O'Connor, Randall C. Starling, Adrian F. Hernandez, P. W. Armstrong, Kenneth Dickstein, Vic Hasselblad, Gretchen M. Heizer, Michel Komajda, Barrie M. Massie, John J. V. McMurray, Markku S. Nieminen, C. J. Reist, Jean L. Rouleau, Karl Sweberg, Kirkwood F. Adams, Stefan D. Anker, Dan Atar, A. Battler, R. Botero, N. R. Bohidar, Javed Butler, Nadine Clausell, Ramon Corbalan, Maria Rosa Costanzo, Ulf Dahlstrom, L. I. Deckelbaum, Rafael Diaz, Mark E. Dunlap, Justin A. Ezekowitz, D. Feldman, G. Michael Felker, Gregg C. Fonarow, D. Gennevois, Stephen S. Gottlieb, J. A. Hill, J. E. Hollander, Jonathan G. Howlett, M. P. Hudson, Robb D. Kociol, Henry Krum, A. Laucevicius, Wayne C. Levy, G.F. Méndez, M. Metra, S. Mittal, B.-H. Oh, N.L. Pereira, P. Ponikowski, W.H.W. Tang, S. Tanomsup, J.R. Teerlink, F. Triposkiadis, R.W. Troughton, A.A. Voors, D.J. Whellan, F. Zannad, and R.M. Califf

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Coaching philosophy, eclecticism and positivism: A commentary, Denis O'Hara

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Psychotherapy and the dialectics of hope and despair, Denis O'Hara

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The difference of self and the capacity to tolerate interpersonal difference and societal expectations: An exploratory study, Denis O'Hara and John Meteyard

Relationship between fatigue, perfectionism, and functional dysphonia, J O'Hara, T Miller, Paul Carding, Janet Wilson, and V Deary

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Sex differences in smoking cessation outcomes of a tailored program for individuals with substance use disorders and mental illness, C Okoli, M Khara, I Torchalla, M Ensom, J Oliffe, Joan Bottorff, and P Stanley

Men's smoking cessation interventions :A brief review, C Okoli, I Torchalla, J Oliffe, and Joan Bottorff

Prostate cancer support groups, health literacy and consumerism :Are community-based volunteers re-defining older men's health?, J Oliffe, Joan Bottorff, Michael McKenzie, T Hislop, J Gerbrandt, and V Oglov

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"He's more typically female because he's not afraid to cry": Connecting heterosexual gender relations and men's depression, John L. Oliffe, Mary T. Kelly, Joan L. Bottorff, Joy L. Johnson, and Sabrina T. Wong

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Tilting whole body vibration improves quality of life in women with fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled trial, Pedro R. Olivares, Narcis Gusi, Jose A. Parraca, Jose C. Adsuar, and Borja del Pozo-Cruz

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Custom formed orthoses in cycling, Brendan O'Neill, Kenneth Graham, Mark Moresi, Philip Perry, and Donald Kuah

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AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) ß1ß2 muscle null mice reveal an essential role for AMPK in maintaining mitochondrial content and glucose uptake during exercise, Hayley M. O'Neill, Stine J. Maarbjerg, Justin D. Crane, Jacob Jeppesen, Sebastian B. Jorgensen, Jonathan D. Schertzer, Olga Shyroka, Bente Kiens, Bryce J. Van Denderen, Mark A. Tarnopolsky, Bruce Ernest Kemp, Erik A. Richter, and Gregory R. Steinberg

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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, Keith Hill, and Noel 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. Périard, M. N. Cramer, Phillip G. 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