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

Manipulating hemispheric attentional mechanisms to modulate word retrieval in aphasia, Sophia van Hees, Erin Smith, and David Copland

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Leucine as a pharmaconutrient in health and disease, Luc J. C. van Loon

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Dietary protein to support muscle hypertrophy, Luc J. C. van Loon and Martin J. Gibala

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International osteoporosis foundation and international federation of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine position on bone marker standards in osteoporosis, Samuel Vasikaran, Cyrus Cooper, Richard Eastell, Andrea Griesmacher, Howard A. Morris, Tommaso Trenti, and John A. Kanis

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Markers of bone turnover for the prediction of fracture risk and monitoring of osteoporosis treatment: A need for international reference standards, Samuel Vasikaran, Richard Eastell, O. Bruyere, A. J. Foldes, P. Garnero, Andrea Griesmacher, Michael R. McClung, Howard A. Morris, S. Silverman, Tommaso Trenti, D. A. Wahl, Cyrus Cooper, and John A. Kanis

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Emotion and automaticity :Impact of positive and negative emotions on novice and experienced performance of a sensorimotor skill, Robyn Vast, Robyn Young, and Patrick R Thomas

Importance, pressure, and success :dimensions of values and their links to personality, Stephanie Veage, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Patrick Charles Lionel Heaven

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Subjective loudness and reality of auditory verbal hallucinations and activation of the inner speech processing network, Ans Vercammen, Henderikus Knegtering, Richard Bruggeman, and Andre Aleman

Transcranial direct current stimulation influences probabilistic association learning in schizophrenia, Ans Vercammen, Jacqueline Rushby, Colleen Loo, Brooke Short, Cynthia Weickert, and Thomas Weickert

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Incremental value of echocardiographic assessment beyond clinical evaluation for prediction of death and development of heart failure after high-risk myocardial infarction, Anil Verma, Marc A. Pfeffer, Hicham Skali, Jean Rouleau, Aldo Maggioni, John J.V McMurray, Robert M. Califf, Eric J. Velazquez, and Scott D. Solomon

Identification of a core set of exercise tests for children and adolescents with celebral palsy :a Delphi survey of researchers and clinicians, Olaf Verschuren, Marjolijn Ketelaar, Daniel Keefer, Virginia Wright, Jane Margaret Butler, Louise Ada, Carol Maher, Siobhan Reid, Marilyn Wright, Blythe Dalziel, Lesley Wiart, Eileen Fowler, Viswanath Unnithan, Desiree Maltais, Rita Van Den Berg-Emons, and Tim Takken

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Beta-Adrenergic receptors desensitization is not involved in exercise-induced cardiac fatigue: NADPH oxidase-induced oxidative stress as a new trigger, Damien Vitiello, Julien Boissiere, Gregory Doucende, Sandrine Gayrard, Anne Polge, Patrice Faure, Aurelie Goux, Stephane Tanguy, Phillippe Obert, Cyril Reboul, and Stephane Nottin

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Time-based prospective memory in schoolchildren :The role of self-initiation and strategic time monitoring, Babett Voigt, I Aberle, J Schonfeld, and Matthias Kliegel

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The Trier Social Stress Test for Groups (TSST-G): A new research tool for controlled simultaneous social stress exposure in a group format, Bernadette von Dawans, Clemens Kirschbaum, and Markus Heinrichs

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Partial volume effect as a hidden covariate in DTI analyses, Sjoerd B. Vos, Derek Kenton Jones, Max A. Viergever, and Alexander Leemans

Child and adolescent conduct disorder substantially shares genetic influences with three socioemotional dispositions, I Waldman, J Tackett, C Van Hulle, B Applegate, D Pardini, Paul Frick, and B Lahey

The journal 'chiropractic & osteopathy' changes its title to 'chiropractic & manual therapies'. a new name, a new era, Bruce F. Walker, Simon D. French, Melainie Cameron, Stephen M. Perle, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yede, and Sidney M. Rubenstein

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Perioperative nursing shines! Magnet designation reflected in staff engagement, empowerment and excellence, Kim Walker, J. S. Duff, R. di Staso, K. Cobbe, K. Bailey, P. Pager, and S. Leathwick

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Modified constraint-induced therapy for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: A randomized trial, Margaret Wallen, Jenny Ziviani, Olivia Naylor, Ruth Evans, Iona Novak, and Robert D. Herbert

Interaction between primary health care professionals and people who are overweight or obese :A critical review, Matthew Walsh and K. Fahy

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Prospective Memory Across Adolescence :The Effects of Age and Cue Focality, L Wang, Mareike Altgassen, Wei Liu, W Xiong, C Akgun, and Matthias Kliegel

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The cost-effectiveness of HIV voluntary counseling and testing in China, S. Wang, J. Moss, and Janet E. Hiller

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Nursing home placement of older parents :An exploration of adult children's role and responsibilities, Szu-Yao Wang

A psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the short-form Cardiac Depression Scale, W. Wang, Chantal Ski, David R. Thompson, and D. Hare

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Reference ranges for assessment of unilateral lymphedema in legs by bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy, L. Ward, E. Dylke, M. Phty, S. Czerniec, E. Isenring, and S. Kilbreath

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Confirmation of the reference impedance ratios used for assessment of breast cancer-related lymphedema by bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy, Leigh Ward, Elizabeth Dylke, Sharon Czerniec, Elisabeth Isenring, and Sharon Kilbreath

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Confirmation of the reference impedance ratios used for assessment of breast cancer-related lymphedema by bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy, Leigh Ward, Elizabeth Dylke, Sharon Czerniec, Elisabeth Isenring, and Sharon Kilbreath

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Reference ranges for assessment of unilateral lymphedema in legs by bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy, Leigh Ward, Elizabeth Dylke, Sharon Czerniec, Elisabeth Isenring, and Sharon Kilbreath

Assessment of bilateral limb lymphedema by bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy, Leigh Ward, Ann Winall, Elisabeth Isenring, Andrew Hills, Sharon Czerniec, Elizabeth Dylke, and Sharon Kilbreath

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The UK forum for stroke training and the stroke-specific education framework, Caroline Watkins, Tracey Barron, David Davis, Steve Hatton, D Jenkinson, Stephanie Jones, Chris Price, Adrian South, T Quinn, and M Leathley

The 12-month effects of early motivational interviewing after acute stroke :A randomized controlled trial, Caroline Watkins, J Wathan, M Leathley, M Auton, Carol Deans, H Dickinson, Cathy Jack, C Sutton, M Van Den Broek, and C Lightbody

Doctorates and nurses, R. Watson, David R. Thompson, and E. Amella

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Assisted reproductive technologies :a systematic review of safety and effectiveness to inform disinvestment policy, A. M. Watt, A. Elshaug, C. D. Willis, and Janet E. Hiller

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The rotator cuff muscles have a direction specific recruitment pattern during shoulder flexion and extension exercises, Duangjai Wattanaprakornkul, Ian Cathers, Mark Halaki, and Karen Ginn

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A comprehensive analysis of muscle recruitment patterns during shoulder flexion: An electromyographic study, Duangjai Wattanaprakornkul, Mark Halaki, Craig Boettcher, Ian Cathers, and Karen A. Ginn

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Direction-specific recruitment of rotator cuff muscles during bench press and row, Duangjai Wattanaprakornkul, Mark Halaki, Ian Cathers, and Karen Ginn

Motivational Determinants of integrating Positive and Negative Past identities, N Weinstein, Edward Deci, and Richard Ryan

A self-determination theory approach to understanding stress incursion and responses, N Weinstein and Richard Ryan

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Plasma TIMP-4 predicts left ventricular remodeling after acute myocardial infarction, Robin A. P. Weir, Suzanne Clements, Tracey Steedman, Henry J. Dargie, John J. V. McMurray, Iain B. Squire, and Leong L. Ng

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Aldosterone and cortisol predict medium-term left ventricular remodelling following myocardial infarction, Robin A. P. Weir, Ioannis K. Tsorlalis, Tracey Steedman, Henry J. Dargie, Robert Fraser, John J. V. McMurray, and John M. C. Connell

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The impacts of river regulation and water diversion on the hydrological drought characteristics in the Lower Murrumbidgee River, Australia, L Wen, Kerrylee Rogers, J Ling, and Neil Saintilan

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The influences of climate and hydrology on population dynamics of waterbirds in the lower Murrumbidgee River floodplains in Southeast Australia :implications for environmental water management, L Wen, Kerrylee Rogers, Neil Saintilan, and J Ling

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Family resilience: Towards a new model of chronic pain management, Caryn West, Kim Usher, and Kim Narelle Foster

Rapid aminoacidemia enhances myofibrillar protein synthesis and anabolic intramuscular signaling responses after resistance exercise, D West, N Burd, Vernon Coffey, S Baker, Louise Burke, John Hawley, Daniel Moore, T Stellingwerff, and S Phillips

Psychological interventions for coronary heart disease (Review), B. Whalley, K. Rees, P. Davies, P. Bennett, S. Ebrahim, Z. Liu, R. West, T. Moxham, David R. Thompson, and R S. Taylor

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Physical inactivity and chronic kidney disease in Australian adults : The AusDiab study, Sarah White, David Dunstan, Kevan Polkinghorne, Robert Atkins, Alan Cass, and Steven Chadban

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Predictors of academic performance of nursing and paramedic students in first year bioscience, Douglas G. Whyte, Veronica Madigan, and Eric J. Drinkwater

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Self medication with antibiotics in Yogyakarta City Indonesia: a cross sectional population-based survey, A. Widayati, S. Suryawati, C. de Crespigny, and Janet E. Hiller

How planning facilitates behaviour change :Additive and interactive effects of a randomized controlled trial, A Wiedemann, S Lippke, T Reuter, J Ziegelmann, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Exercise-Induced splanchnic hypoperfusion results in gut dysfunction in healthy men, Kim V. Wijck, Kaatje Lenaerts, Luc Van Loon, Wilbert H. M. Peters, Wim A. Buurman, and Cornelis H. C. Dejong

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Pedunculopontine nucleus deep brain stimulation produces sustained improvement in primary progressive freezing of gait, Robert A. Wilcox, Michael H. Cole, David Wong, Terry Coyne, Peter Silburn, and Graham Kerr

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Pedunculopontine nucleus deep brain stimulation produces sustained improvement in primary progressive freezing of gait [accepted manuscript], Robert A. Wilcox, Michael H. Cole, David Wong, Terry Coyne, Peter Silburn, and Graham Kerr

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A play-based intervention for children with ADHD : A pilot study, Sarah Wilkes-Gillan, Reinie Cordier, Anita Bundy, Kimberley Docking, and Natalie Munro

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Undergraduate paramedic students' attitudes to e-learning: Findings from five university programs, Brett Williams, Malcolm Boyle, Andrew Molloy, Richard Brightwell, Graham Munro, Melinda Service, and Ted Brown

Training conditions influence walking kinematics and self-selected walking speed in patients with neurological impairments, Gavin Williams, Ross Clark, Anthony Schache, N Fini, Liz Moore, Meg Morris, and P McCrory

The Smoker's Health Project :A self-determination theory intervention to facilitate maintenance of tobacco abstinence, Gregory Williams, H Patrick, C Niemiec, Richard Ryan, Edward Deci, and H Lavigne

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A comparison of motor imagery performance in children with spastic hemiplegia and developmental coordination disorder, Jacqueline Louise Williams, Vicki Anderson, Dinah Reddihough, Susan Reid, Nandita Vijayakumar, and Peter Henry Wilson

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Area-based socioeconomic status and mood disorders: Cross-sectional evidence from a cohort of randomly selected adult women, Lana Williams, Sharon Brennan, Margaret Henry, Michael Berk, Felice Jacka, Geoffrey Nicholson, Mark Kotowicz, and Julie Pasco

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Paracetamol (acetaminophen) use, fracture and bone mineral density, Lana Williams, Julie Pasco, Margaret Henry, Kerrie Sanders, Geoffrey Nicholson, Mark Kotowicz, and Michael Berk

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Understanding the behaviour of the target market: what do adolescents think about when asked questions about their behaviour in the sun?, Melinda Williams, Sandra C. Jones, Peter Caputi, and Donald C. Iverson

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Diagnostic performance of serum cobalamin tests :a systematic review and meta-analysis, C. D. Willis, A. Elshaug, J. L. Milverton, A. M. Watt, M. P. Metz, and Janet Esther Hiller

Exploring implementation and sustainability of models of care: Can theory help?, Karen Willis, Della Forster, Michelle Newton, and Helen McLachlan

Women's use of complementary and alternative medicine for fertility enhancement :A review of the literature, Karen Willis, Jo-Anne Rayner, and Rebekah Burgess

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What's in a name :Integrative medicine or simply good medical practice?, Karen Willis, Jo-Anne Rayner, and Marie Pirotta

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Participating in research :Exploring participation and engagement in a study of self-management for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Karen Willis, Andrew Robinson, Richard Wood-Baker, Paul Turner, and E Walters

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Judging Approachability on the Face of It :The Influence of Face and Body Expressions on the Perception of Approachability, Megan Louise Willis, Romina Palermo, and Darren Burke

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Social judgements are influenced by both facial expression and direction of eye gaze, Megan Louise Willis, Romina Palermo, and Darren Burke

Dysphagia after nonsurgical head and neck cancer treatment :Patients' perspectives, Janet Wilson, Paul Carding, and J Patterson

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The association between objectively measured neighborhood features and walking in middle-aged adults, Lee-Ann M. Wilson, Billie Giles-Corti, Nicola W. Burton, Katrina Giskes, Michele A. Haynes, and Gavin Turrell

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Cost-effectiveness of Dermabond versus sutures for lacerated wound closure: A randomised controlled trial, Mi Ling Eliza Wong, T. H. Rainer, Yan Lam Ng, M. S. Chan, and Violeta Lopez

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Risk of falls, injurious falls, and other injuries resulting from visual impairment among older adults with age-related macular degeneration, Joanne M. Wood, Philippe Lacherez, Alex A. Black, Michael H. Cole, Mei Ying Boon, and Graham K. Kerr

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Neonatal white matter abnormalities predict global executive function impairment in children born very preterm, Lianne J. Woodward, Caron A.C. Clark, Verena Erica Pritchard, Peter J. Anderson, and Terrie E. Inder

Systematic review of cardiovascular disease in women :Assessing the risk, Linda Worrall-Carter, Chantal Ski, Elizabeth Scruth, Michelle Campbell, and Karen Nicola Page

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Development and pilot test of a peer-support based Cardiac-Diabetes Self-Management Program: A study protocol, Chiung-Jung Wu, Anne Chang, Mary Denise Courtney, Lillie Shortridge-Baggett, and Karam Kostner

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Impact of prehospital delay in treatment seeking on in-hospital complications after acute myocardial infarction, Jia-Rong Wu, Debra K. Moser, Barbara Riegel, Sharon McKinley, and Lynn V. Doering

The food here is tasteless! Food taste or tasteless food? :Chermosensory loss and the politics of under-nutrition, K. Wylie and Monica Nebauer

The fragmented story of pain :A saga of economic discourse and lack of holistic assessment in the residential care of older people, K. Wylie and Monica Nebauer

A pilot study of a telephone-based parental intervention to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in 3 to 5 year old children, Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden, Elizabeth Campbell, Karen Campbell, Leah Brennan, Amanda Fletcher, Jenny Bowman, Todd Heard, and John Wiggers

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Circumstances and outcomes of sudden unexpected death in patients with high-risk myocardial infarction: Implications for prevention, Siqin Ye, Matthew Grunnert, Jens Jakob Thune, Kent M. Stephenson, Hajime Uno, Peter V. Finn, John J. V. McMurray, Eric J. Velazquez, Robert Califf, Marc A. Pfeffer, and Scott D. Solomon

Primary and secondary students' motivation in learning English :Grade and gender differences, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Shun Lau, and Youyan Nie

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Does passive mobilization of shoulder region joints provide additional benefit over advice and exercise alone for people who have shoulder pain and minimal movement restriction? A randomized controlled trial, Ross Yiasemides, Mark Halaki, Ian Cathers, and Karen Ginn

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A new financial budgetary system for community health services institutions in China, Chuanmei You, Lan Yao, Jiakang Fu, Fang Wang, Hongqing Wang, and Tao Dai

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A multilevel investigation of inequalities in clinical and psychosocial outcomes for women after breast cancer, Philippa H. Youl, Peter D. Baade, Joanne Aitken, Suzanne K. Chambers, Gavin Turrell, Christopher Pyke, and Jeffery Dunn

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Assessment and Monitoring of Ballistic and Maximal Upper-Body Strength Qualities in Athletes, Suzanne Young, Urszula Dolecka, and Carol Morrison

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Which jump variables should be used to assess explosive leg muscle function?, Warren Young, Stuart Cormack, and Michael Crichton

Psychometric properties of the chinese version of the european heart failure self-care behaviour scale, D. Yu, D. Lee, David R. Thompson, T. Jaarsma, J. Woo, and E. Leung

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Eplerenone in patients with systolic heart failure and mild symptoms, Faiez Zannad, John J. V. McMurray, Henry Krum, Dirk J. van Veldhuisen, Karl Swedberg, Harry Shi, John Vincent, Stuart J. Pocock, and Bertram Pitt

Computed tomography perfusion prognostic maps do not predict reversible and irreversible neurological dysfunction following reperfusion therapies, Limin Zhao, Kristian Barlinn, Asim Bag, Maruthi Kesani, Luis Cava, Clotilde Balucani, Anne Alexandrov, Joseph Horton, Damon Patterson, and Mark Harrigan

Maintaining autonomy despite multimorbidity :Self-efficacy and the two faces of social support, J Ziegelmann, B Schuz, S Wurm, C Tesch-Romer, and Lisa Warner

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Synergistic effect of social support and self-efficacy on physical exercise in older adults, J Ziegelmann, B Schuz, S Wurm, and Lisa Warner

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Prevalence and significance of alterations in cardiac structure and function in patients with heart failure and a preserved ejection fraction, Michael R. Zile, John S. Gottdiener, Scott J. Hetzel, John McMurray, Michel Komajda, Robert McKelvie, Catalin F. Baicu, Barry M. Massie, and Peter E. Carson

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The factorial structure and external validity of the prospective and retrospective memory questionnaire in older adults, D Zimprich, Matthias Kliegel, and P Rast

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Predictors of accuracy of diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in general practice, Nick Zwar, G. Marks, O. Hermiz, Sandy Middleton, E. Comino, I. Hasan, S. Vagholkar, and S F. Wilson

Submissions from 2010

Time-based prospective memory performance in young children, Ingo Aberle and Matthias Kliegel

Time-based prospective memory performance in young children, Ingo Aberle and Matthias Kliegel

Teaching mindfulness to psychotherapists in clinical practice : The mindful therapy programme, C Aggs and Matthew Bambling

Auditing the TPACK Competence and Confidence of Australian Teachers :The teaching with ICT Audit Survey (TWictAS), Peter Albion, Romina Jamieson-Proctor, and Glenn Finger

End-diastolic velocity increase predicts recanalization and neurological improvement in patients with ischemic stroke with proximal arterial occlusions receiving reperfusion therapies, Andrei Alexandrov, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Marta Rubiera, Konstantinos Vadikolias, Elefterios Stamboulis, Carlos Molina, and Anne Alexandrov

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Acute Stroke Nursing Management, Anne Alexandrov

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What is a Stroke?, Anne Alexandrov