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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Protein Supplementation Improves Physical Performance in Frail Elderly People: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial, Michael Tieland, Ondine Van De Rest, Marlou L. Dirks, Nikita L. Van Der Zwalu, Marco Mensink, Luc Van Loon, and Lisette C. P. G. M. de Groot

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Protein Supplementation Increases Muscle Mass Gain During Prolonged Resistance-Type Exercise Training in Frail Elderly People: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial, Michael Tieland, Marlou L. Dirks, Nikita L. Van Der Zwaluw, Lex B. Verdijk, Ondine Van De Rest, Lisette C. P. G. M. de Groot, and Luc J.C. Van Loon

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The effects of primed causal uncertainty and causal importance on persuasion, Stephanie Tobin, Kristen Capuozzo, and Melissa Raymundo

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Self-regulation of learning and relative age in elite youth soccer : International versus National level players, Tynke Toering, Marije T. Elferink-Gemser, Geir Jordet, Gert-Jan Pepping, and Chris Visscher

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Cystatin C as risk factor for cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in the general population. The Tromsø Study, Ingrid Toft, Marit Solbu, Jens Kronborg, Ulla D. Mathisen, Bjørn O. Eriksen, Hilde Storhaug, Toralf Melsom, Maja-Lisa Løchen, E. B. Mathiesen, Inger Njølstad, Tom Wilsgaard, and Jan Brox

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Neuroplasticity and functional recovery in multiple sclerosis, Valentina Tomassini, Paul M. Matthews, Alan J. Thompson, Daniel Fuglo, Jeroen J. Geurts, Heidi Johansen-Berg, Derek Kenton Jones, Maria A. Rocca, Richard G. Wise, Frederik Barkhof, and Jacqueline Palace

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Enhancing transparency in reporting the synthesis of qualitative research: ENTREQ, Allison Tong, Kate Flemming, Elizabeth McInnes, Sandy Oliver, and Jonathon Craig

Smoking Cessation Programs Targeted to Women : A Systematic Review, I Torchalla, C Okoli, Joan Bottorff, A Qu, N Poole, and L Greaves

Evolved Disease Avoidance Mechanisms, Generalized Prejudice, Modern Attitudes towards Individuals with Intellectual Disability, Campbell Townsend and David Hamilton

Evolved disease avoidance mechanisms, generalized prejudice, modern attitudes towards individuals with intellectual disability, Campbell Townsend and David Ian Hamilton

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Developing and testing a strategy to enhance a palliative approach and care continuity for people who have dementia: study overview and protocol, Christine Toye, Andrew L. Robinson, Moyez Jiwa, Sharon Andrews, Frances McInerney, Barbara Horner, Kristi Holloway, and Brigit Stratton

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Relations between students' approaches to learning, experienced emotions and outcomes of learning, Keith Trigwell, Robert A. Ellis, and FeiFei Han

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Assessing the impact of a university teaching development programme, Keith Trigwell, Katia Caballero Rodriguez, and FeiFei Han

The Communal Coping Model of Catastrophizing : Patient-Health Provider Interactions, Patricia Tsui, Melissa Day, Beverly Thorn, Nancy Rubin, Chelley Alexander, and Richard Jones

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The influence of neighbourhood disadvantage on smoking cessation and its contribution to inequalities in smoking status, Gavin Turrell, Belinda A. Hewitt, and Sophie A. Miller

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The impact of a FRAX-based intervention threshold in Turkey: The FRAX-TURK study, Sansin Tuzun, Nurten Eskiyurt, Ulku Akarirmak, Merih Saridogan, Helena Johansson, Eugene McCloskey, John A. Kanis, and Turkish Osteoporosis Society

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Incidence of hip fracture and prevalence of osteoporosis in Turkey: The FRACTURK study, Sansin Tuzun, Nurten Eskiyurt, Ulku Akarirmak, Merih Saridogan, M. Senocak, Helena Johansson, and John A. Kanis

A systematic review of the quality of burn scar rating scales for clinical and research use, Zephanie Tyack, Megan Simons, Anneliese Spinks, and Jason Wasiak

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Statistical modeling for recurrent events : An application to sports injuries, Shahid Ullah, Timothy Gabbett, and Caroline Finch

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Clostridial spores for cancer therapy : Targeting solid tumour microenvironment, Brittany Umer, David Good, Jozef Anne, Wei Duan, and Ming Wei

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The experience of weight gain as a result of taking second-generation antipsychotic medications: The mental health consumer perspective, Kim Usher, Tanya Park, and Kim Narelle Foster

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Reduced glycaemic and insulinaemic responses following trehalose and isomaltulose ingestion: Implications for postprandial substrate use in impaired glucose-tolerant subjects, Judith G. P. van Can, Luc J. C. van Loon, Fred Brouns, and Ellen E. Blaak

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The study protocol of a cluster-randomised controlled trial of family-mediated personalised activities for nursing home residents with dementia, Eva van de Ploeg, Cameron J. Camp, Barbara Eppingstall, Susannah J. Runci, and Daniel William O'Connor

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Both resistance- and endurance-type exercise reduce the prevalence of hyperglycaemia in individuals with impaired glucose tolerance and in insulin-treated and non-insulin-treated type 2 diabetic patients, Jan-Willem van Dijk, Ralph J. F. Manders, Kyra Tummers, A. G. Bonomi, Coen D. A. Stehouwer, Fred Hartgens, and Luc J. van Loon

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Vinegar co-ingestion does not improve oral glucose tolerance in patients with type 2 diabetes, Jan-Willem van Dijk, Kyra Tummers, Henrike M. Hamer, and Luc J. C. van Loon

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Exercise therapy in type 2 diabetes: Is daily exercise required to optimize glycemic control?, Jan-Willem van Dijk, Kyra Tummers, Coen D. A. Stehouwer, Fred Hartgens, and Luc J. C. van Loon

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Inspanningstherapie bij type 2 diabetes: is dagelijkse inspanning noodzakelijk om glycemische controle te optimaliseren?, Jan W. van Dijk, Kyra Tummers, Coen D.A. Stehouwer, Fred Hartgens, and Luc van Loon

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Associations between perceived neighborhood environmental attributes and adults' sedentary behavior: Findings from the USA, Australia and Belgium, Delfien Van Dyck, Ester Cerin, Terry Conway, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Neville Owen, Jacqueline Kerr, Greet Cardon, Lawrence Frank, Brian Saelens, and James Sallis

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Perceived neighborhood environmental attributes associated with adults' transport-related walking and cycling: Findings from the USA, Australia and Belgium, Delfien Van Dyck, Ester Cerin, Terry Conway, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Neville Owen, Jacqueline Kerr, Greet Cardon, Lawrence Frank, Brian Saelens, and James Sallis

Arithmetic performance of children with cerebral palsy : The influence of cognitive and motor factors, Maaike Van Rooijen, Ludo Verhoeven, Dirk Smits, Marjolijn Ketelaar, Jules Becher, and Bert Steenbergen

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Physical activity is the key determinant of skeletal muscle mitochondrial function in type 2 diabetes, F. H. J. van Tienen, Stephan F. E. Praet, H. M. de Feyter, N. M. van Den Broek, P. J. Lindsey, K. G. C. Schoonderwoerd, I. F. M. de Coo, K. Nicolay, J. J. Prompers, H. J. M. Smeets, and Luc J. C. van Loon

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Aggravation of exercise-induced intestinal injury by ibuprofen in athletes, Kim Van Wijck, Kaatje Lenaerts, Annemarie A. van Bijnen, Bas Boonen, Luc J.C. Van Loon, Cornelis H. C. Dejong, and Wim A. Buurman

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Holistic health and well-being: A psycho-spiritual/religious and theological perspective, John Vayalilkarottu

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Television viewing time and reduced life expectancy : A life table analysis, J . Lennert Veerman, Genevieve Healy, Linda Cobiac, Theo Vos, Elisabeth Winkler, Neville Owen, and David Dunstan

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Reduced neural activity of the prefrontal cognitive control circuitry during response inhibition to negative words in people with schizophrenia, Ans Vercammen, Richard Morris, Melissa Green, Rhoshel Lenroot, Jayashri Kulkarni, Vaughn Carr, Cynthia Weickert, and Thomas Weickert

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Reduced neural activity of the prefrontal cognitive control circuitry during response inhibition to negative words in people with schizophrenia, Ans Vercammen, Richard Morris, Melissa Green, Rhoshel Lenroot, Jayashri Kulkarni, Vaughn Carr, Cynthia Weickert, and Thomas Weickert

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Reduced satellite cell numbers with spinal cord injury and aging in humans, Lex B. Verdijk, Marlou L. Dirks, Tim Snijders, Jeanine J. Prompers, Milou Beelen, Richard A. M. Jonkers, Dick H.J. Thijssen, Maria T.E. Hopman, and Luc J.C. Van Loon

On the accuracy of affective forecasting : The moderating role of passion, Jeremie Verner-Filion, M Lafreniere, and Robert Vallerand

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Individualized guidelines for the management of aggression in dementia - Part 1: Key concepts, Victor Vickland, Natalie Chilko, Brian Draper, Lee-Fay Low, Daniel William O'Connor, and Henry Brodaty

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Individualized guidelines for the management of aggression in dementia - Part 2: Appraisal of current guidelines, Victor Vickland, Natalie Chilko, Brian Draper, Lee-Fay Low, Daniel William O'Connor, and Henry Brodaty

Cognitive development in very vs. moderately to late preterm and full-term children : Can effortful control account for group differences in toddlerhood?, Babett Voigt, J Pietz, S Pauen, Matthias Kliegel, and G Reuner

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The social dimension of stress reactivity: Acute stress increases prosocial behavior in humans, Bernadette von Dawans, Urs Fischbacher, Clemens Kirschbaum, Ernst Fehr, and Markus Heinrichs

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The influence of complex white matter architecture on the mean diffusivity in diffusion tensor MRI of the human brain, Sjoerd B. Vos, Derek Kenton Jones, Ben Jeurissen, Max A. Viergever, and Alexander Leemans

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European birth cohorts for environmental health research, Martine Vrijheid, Maribel Casas, Anna Bergström, Amanda Carmichael, Sylvaine Cordier, Merete Eggesbø, Esben Eller, Maria P. Fantini, Mariana F. Fernández, Ana Fernández-Somoano, Ulrike Gehring, Regina Grazuleviciene, Cynthia Hohmann, Anne M. Karvonen, Thomas Keil, Manolis Kogevinas, Gudrun Koppen, Ursula Krämer, Claudia E. Kuehni, Per Magnus, Renata Majewska, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Evridiki Patelarou, Maria Skaalum Petersen, Frank H. Pierik, Kinga Polanska, Daniela Porta, Lorenzo Richiardi, Ana Cristina Santos, Rémy Slama, Radim J. Sram, Carel Thijs, Christina Tischer, Gunnar Toft, Tomáš Trnovec, Stephanie Vandentorren, Tanja G. M. Vrijkotte, Michael Wilhelm, John Wright, and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen

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Neuromuscular electrical stimulation increases muscle protein synthesis in elderly type 2 diabetic men, Benjamin T. Wall, Marlou L. Dirks, Lex B. Verdijk, Tim Snijders, Dominique Hansen, Pascal Vranckx, Nicholas A. Burd, Paul Dendale, and Luc J. C. Van Loon

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Weighted vests did not improve competing behaviours or joint attention of 2 year olds with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Margaret Wallen

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Canadian Occupational Performance Measure: Impact of blinded parent-proxy ratings on outcome, Margaret A. Wallen and Jenny M. Ziviani

Effects of home-based rehabilitation on health-related quality of life and psychological status in Chinese patients recovering from acute myocardial infarction, Wenru Wang, Sek Ying Chair, David Thompson, and Sheila Twinn

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Phoneme awareness, visual-verbal paired-associate learning, and rapid automatized naming as predictors of individual differences in reading ability, Meesha Warmington and Charles Hulme

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Auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia and nonschizophrenia populations : a review and integrated model of cognitive mechanisms, Flavie Waters, Paul Allen, Andre Aleman, Charles Fernyhough, Todd Woodward, Johanna Badcock, Emma Barkus, Louise Johns, Filippo Varese, and Mahesh Menon

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The efficacy of complementary therapies for agitation among older people in residential care facilities: A systematic review, Karen Watson, Esther Chang, and Amanda Johnson

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The Chinese version of the cardiac depression scale : Mokken scaling, Roger Watson, Wenru Wang, David Hare, Chantal Ski, and David Thompson

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The Chinese version of the Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale (MIDAS) : Mokken scaling, Roger Watson, Wenru Wang, Chantal Ski, and David Thompson

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Limits on the event rates of fast radio transients from the V-fastr experiment, Randall B. Wayth, Steven J. Tingay, Adam T. Deller, Walter F. Brisken, David R. Thompson, Kiri L. Wagstaff, and Walid A. Majid

The perceptions of nurses in their management of patients experiencing anxiety, Sayumporn Webster, Susan Kay Gallagher, Peter John Brown, Jennifer Evans, Margaret Flynn, and Violeta Lopez

Patients' satisfaction with mental health nursing interventions in the management of anxiety : Results of a questionnaire study, Sayumporn Webster, Susan Kay Gallagher, Violeta Lopez, Peter Brown, and Jennifer Evans

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Domestic violence against women : Incidence and prevalence in an emergency department population, Sayumporn Webster, Christian Pedrosa, and Violeta Lopez

The index of autonomous functioning : Development of a scale of human autonomy, N Weinstein, A Przybylski, and Richard Ryan

The index of autonomous functioning : Development of a scale of human autonomy, N Weinstein, A Przybylski, and Richard Ryan

Parental autonomy support and discrepancies between implicit and explicit sexual identities : Dynamics of self-acceptance and defense, N Weinstein, W Ryan, C DeHaan, A Przybylski, N Legate, and Richard Ryan

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Interleukin-21 - A biomarker of importance in predicting myocardial function following acute infarction?, Robin A. P. Weir, Ashley M. Miller, Colin J. Petrie, Suzanne Clements, Tracey Steedman, Henry J. Dargie, Iain B. Squire, Leong L. Ng, Iain B. McInnes, and John J. V. McMurray

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B-type natriuretic peptide and glycaemia: An emerging cardiometabolic pathway?, Paul Welsh and John J. V. McMurray

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Local climate determines the NDVi-based primary productivity and flooding creates heterogeneity in semi-arid floodplain ecosystem, L Wen, X Yang, and Neil Saintilan

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Psychometric testing of the Family Impact of Pain Scale using a sample of families in Australia, Caryn West, Petra Buettner, Kim Narelle Foster, and Kim Usher

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Resilience in families with a member with chronic pain: A mixed methods study, Caryn West, Petra Buettner, Lee Stewart, Kim Narelle Foster, and Kim Usher

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The meaning of resilience to persons living with chronic pain: An interpretive qualitative inquiry, Caryn West, Lee Stewart, Kim Narelle Foster, and Kim Usher

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Chronic pain and the family: The experience of the partners of people living with chronic pain, Caryn West, Kim Usher, Kim Narelle Foster, and Lee Stewart

Sex-based comparisons of myofibrillar protein synthesis after resistance exercise in the fed state, D West, N Burd, T Churchward-Venne, Donny Camera, Cameron Mitchell, S Baker, John Hawley, Vernon Coffey, and S Phillips

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Through a critical lens: Indigenist research and the Dadirri method, Roianne West, Lee Stewart, Kim Narelle Foster, and Kim Usher

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Fatherhood, Smoking, and Secondhand Smoke in North America : An Historical Analysis With a View to Contemporary Practice, C White, J Oliffe, and Joan Bottorff

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for psychological adjustment after traumatic brain injury : Reporting the protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Diane Whiting, Grahame Simpson, Hamish McLeod, Frank Deane, and Joseph Ciarrochi

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for psychological adjustment after traumatic brain injury : Reporting the protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Diane Whiting, Grahame Simpson, Hamish McLeod, Frank Deane, and Joseph Ciarrochi

Patient preferences for the delivery of disease management in chronic heart failure : A qualitative study, Jennifer Whitty, Melinda Carrington, Simon Stewart, Julie Holliday, Thomas Marwick, and Paul Scuffham

Physical activity program preferences and perspectives of older adults with and without cognitive impairment, Terence Whong, Colleen Doyle, Elizabeth Cyarto, Kay Cox, David Ames, and Nicola Lautenschlager

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Retinal venular caliber predicts visual outcome after intravitreal ranibizumab injection treatments for neovascular AMD, Sanjeewa S. Wickremasinghe, Lucy Busija, Robyn H. Guymer, Tien Y. Wong, and Salmaan Qureshi

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Knowledge and beliefs about antibiotics among people in Yogyakarta City Indonesia : a cross sectional population-based survey, Aris Widayati, Sri Suryawati, Charlotte de Crespigny, and Janet E. Hiller

Multiple plans and memory performance : Results of a randomized controlled trial targeting fruit and vegetable intake, A Wiedemann, S Lippke, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Physiology and pathophysiology of splanchnic hypoperfusion and intestinal injury during exercise: Strategies for evaluation and prevention, Kim Van Wijck, Kaatje Lenaerts, Joep Grootjans, Karolina A. P. Wijnands, Martijn Poeze, Luc J. C. Van Loon, Cornelis H. C. Dejong, and Wim A. Buurman

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

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Overweight and obesity in pregnancy: The evidence-practice gap in staff knowledge, attitudes and practices, Shelley A. Wilkinson and Helen Stapleton

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Baseline evidence based practice use, knowledge, and attitudes of allied health professionals : A survey to inform staff training and organisational change, Shelley Wilkinson, Fiona Hinchliffe, Judith Hough, and Anne Chang

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The role of advanced glycation end-products and their receptor on outcome in heart failure patients with preserved and reduced ejection fraction, Suzan Willemsen, Jasper Hartog, Dirk van Veldhuisen, Peter van der Meer, Joline Roze, Tiny Jaarsma, Casper Schalkwijk, Iwan van der Horst, Hans Hillege, and Adriaan Voors

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Reliability of the Go/No Go Association Task, B Williams and Leah Mary Kaufmann

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Paramedic empathy levels: Results from seven Australian universities, Brett Williams, Malcolm Boyle, Richard Brightwell, Scott Devenish, Peter Hartley, Michael McCall, Paula McMullen, Graham George Munro, Peter O'Meara, and Vanessa Webb

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Critical care nursing organizations and activities: A third worldwide review, Ged Williams, Nerolie Bost, Wendy Chaboyer, Paul Fulbrook, Laura Alberto, Rósa Thorsteinsdóttir, Shelley Schmollgruber, and David Chan

Inflexible Parents. Inflexible Kids : A 6-Year Longitudinal Study of Parenting Style and the Development of Psychological Flexibility in Adolescents, Kathryn Williams, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Patrick Heaven

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MicroRNAs in insulin resistance and obesity, Michael Williams and Geraldine Mitchell

Older australian women use complementary fertility care : A practice audit, Karen Willis, Jo-Anne Rayner, and Charmaine Dennis

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The association between objectively measured neighbourhood features and walking for transport in mid-aged adults, Lee-Ann Wilson, Billie Giles-Corti, and Gavin Turrell

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Growth of the mangrove species Rhizophora stylosa Griff. at its southern latitudinal limit in eastern Australia, Nicholas Wilson and Neil Saintilan

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Carbon monoxide-induced death and toxicity from charcoal briquettes, Christopher Winder

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Associations of change in television viewing time with biomarkers of postmenopausal breast cancer risk: the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study, Adrian Wiseman, Dianna Magliano, David Dunstan, Paul Zimmet, Kylie Hesketh, Anna Peeters, and Jonathan Shaw

Affordances can invite behaviour : Reconsidering the relationship between affordances and agency, Rob Withagen, Harjo J De Poel, Duarte Araujo, and Gert-Jan Pepping

Affordances can invite behaviour : Reconsidering the relationship between affordances and agency, Rob Withagen, Harjo J. De Poel, Duarte Araujo, and Gert-Jan Pepping

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Oxytocin modulates neural reactivity to children's faces as a function of social salience, Dina Wittfoth-Schardt, Johanna Gründing, Matthias Wittfoth, Heinrich Lanfermann, Markus Heinrichs, Gregor Domes, Anna Buchheim, Harald Gündel, and Christiane Waller

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Randomized controlled trial comparing treatment outcome of two compression bandaging systems and standard care without compression in patients with venous leg ulcers, I KY Wong, A Andriessen, H E. Charles, David Thompson, Diana Lee, W KW So, and M Abel

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Factors influencing the presence of peripheral arterial disease among Thai patients with type 2 diabetes, Kessiri Wongkongkam, Orapan Thosingha, Barbara Riegel, Ketsarin Utriyaprasit, Chanean Ruangsetakit, and Chukiat Viwatwongkasem

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Social worker's experiences of linking theory and practice, Elise Woodman

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Social workers' experiences of linking theory and practice, Elise Woodman

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Achy breaky makey wakey heart? A randomised crossover trial of musical prompts, Malcolm Woollard, Jason Poposki, Brae McWhinnie, Lettie Rawlins, Graham George Munro, and Peter O'Meara