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

Women and cardiovascular disease : At a social disadvantage?, Linda Worrall-Carter, Karen-Leigh Edward, and Karen Nicola Page

Recognition and referral of depression in patients with heart disease, Linda Worrall-Carter, Chantal Ski, David Thompson, Patricia M. Davidson, Janette Cameron, David Castle, and Karen Nicola Page

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Stroke management : Updated recommendations for treatment along the care continuum, Leah Wright, Kelvin M. Hill, Julie Bernhardt, Richard Lindley, Louise Ada, Beata V. Bajorek, P. Alan Barber, Christopher Beer, Jonathon Golledge, L. Gustafsson, D. Hersh, J. Kenardy, L. Perry, S. Middleton, S. G. Brauer, and M. R. Nelson

Using user-friendly telecommunications to improve cardiac and diabetes self-management programme : a pilot study, Chiung-Jung Wu, Anne Chang, Mary Denise Courtney, and Mary-Anne Ramis

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Peer supporters for cardiac patients with diabetes : A randomized controlled trial, Chiung-Jung Wu, Anne M. Chang, Mary Courtney, and Karam Kostner

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Validity of the Malnutrition Screening Tool for older adults at high risk of hospital readmission, Min-Lin Wu, Mary Courtney, Lillie Shortridge-Baggett, Kathleen Finlayson, and Elisabeth Isenring

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Predictors of new and severe vertebral fractures: Results from the HoRIZoN Pivotal Fracture Trial, R. Wustrack, Ego Seeman, C. Bucci-Rechtweg, and S. Burch

A cluster randomised controlled trial of a telephone-based parent intervention to increase preschoolers' fruit and vegetable consumption, Rebecca Wyse, Luke Wolfenden, Elizabeth Campbell, Karen Campbell, John Wiggers, Leah Brennan, Amanda Fletcher, Jenny Bowman, and Todd Heard

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What's eating into school recess?: Implications of extended eating for free play and physical activity, Shirley Wyver, Lina Engelen, Anita Bundy, and Geraldine Naughton

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Cognitive function and postural instability in people with Parkinson's disease, Dong Xu, Michael Cole, Kerrie Mengersen, Peter Silburn, and Graham Kerr

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Physical activity, family history of diabetes and risk of developing hyperglycaemia and diabetes among adults in Mainland China, Fei Xu, Youfa Wang, Robert Ware, Lapah Ah Tse, David Dunstan, Yaqiong Liang, Zhiyong Wang, Xin Hong, and Neville Owen

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Transition programs for internationally educated nurses : What can the United States learn from the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada, Yu Xu and Flora He

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Clinical psychology students' experiences of a pilot Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), Keong Yap, Margaret Bearman, Neil Thomas, and Margaret Hay

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Contexualising chronicity: Perspectives from Malaysia, Shajahan Yasin, Carina Ka Yee Chan, Daniel Reidpath, and Pascale Allotey

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Contexualizing chronicity : Perspectives from Malaysia, Shajahan Yasin, Carina Chan, Daniel Reidpath, and Pascale Allotey

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Relating use of digital technology by pre-service teachers to confidence: A Singapore survey, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Kam Ming Lim, Eng Guan Tay, Audrey Cheausim Lam-Chiang, and Chenri Hui

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Effects of case management in community aged care on client and carer outcomes: a systematic review of randomized trials and comparative observational studies, Emily You, David Dunt, Colleen Doyle, and Arthur Hsueh

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Using community surveillance data to differentiate between emerging and endemic amphibian diseases, Sam Young, Lee F. Skerratt, Diana Mendez, Rick Speare, Lee Berger, and Michael Craig Steele

Using General Problem-solving Strategies to Generate Ideas in Order to Solve Geography Problems, Amina Youssef, Paul Ayres, and John Sweller

Base on balls for the Chapman strategy : Reassessing Brouwer, Brenner, and Smeets (2002), Frank TJM Zaal, Raoul Bongers, Gert-Jan Pepping, and Reinoud Bootsma

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When to stop a clinical trial early for benefit: Lessons learned and future approaches, Faiez Zannad, Wendy Gattis Stough, John McMurray, Willem J. Remme, Bertram Pitt, Jeffrey S. Borer, Nancy L. Geller, and Stuart J. Pocock

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Diabetes clinical trials: Helped or hindered by the current shift in regulatory requirements?, Faiez Zannad, Wendy Gattis Stough, Stuart J. Pocock, Peter Sleight, William C. Cushman, John G. F. Cleland, John J. V. McMurray, Eva M. Lonn, Nancy L. Geller, Hans Wedel, Eric Abadie, Angeles Alonso-Garcia, and Bertram Pitt

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Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: Integrating evidence into clinical practice, Faiez Zannad, Wendy Gattis Stough, Patrick Rossignol, Johann Bauersachs, John J. V. McMurray, Karl Swedberg, Allan D. Struthers, Adriaan A. Voors, Luis Miguel Ruilope, George L. Bakris, Christopher M. O'Connor, Mihai Gheorghiade, Robert J. Mentz, Alain Cohen-Solal, Aldo Pietro Maggioni, Farzin Beygui, Gerasimos S. Filippatos, Ziad A. Massy, Atul Pathak, Ileana L. Pina, Hani N. Sabbah, Domenic A. Sica, Luigi Tavazzi, and Bertram Pitt

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Projected burden of disease for Salmonella infection due to increased temperature in Australian temperate and subtropical regions, Ying Zhang, Peng Bi, and Janet E. Hiller

Projected Years Lost Due to Disabilities (YLDs) for bacillary dysentery related to increased temperature in temperate and subtropical cities of China, Ying Zhang, Peng Bi, Yuwei Sun, and Janet Hiller

Plasticity of executive control through task switching training in adolescents, Katharina Zinke, Manuela Einert, Lydia Pfennig, and Matthias Kliegel

Plasticity of executive control through task switching training in adolescents, Katharina Zinke, Manuela Einert, Lydia Pfennig, and Matthias Kliegel

Potentials and limits of plasticity induced by working memory training in old-old age, K Zinke, M Zeintl, A Eschen, C Herzog, and Matthias Kliegel

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Implementation and scientific evaluation of rehabilitative sports groups for prostate cancer patients: Study protocol of the ProRehab Study, Eva M. Zopf, Moritz Braun, Stefan Machtens, Jürgen Zumbé, Wilhelm Bloch, and Freerk T. Baumann

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AMPK-dependent inhibitory phosphorylation of ACC is not essential for maintaining myocardial fatty acid oxidation, Tanya Zordoky, John Snowdon, Nathan Castle, Marita McCabe, David Mellor, Gery Karantzas, and Janelle Allan

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Symptom severity is more closely associated with social functioning status in inpatients with schizophrenia than cognitive deficits, Sai Zuo, Linda Byrne, Daihui Peng, David Mellor, Marita Patricia McCabe, Jie Zhang, Jia Huang, and Yifeng Xu

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Symptom severity is more closely associated with social functioning status in inpatients with schizophrenia than cognitive deficits, Sai Zuo, Linda Byrne, Daihui Peng, David Mellor, Marita McCabe, Jie Zhang, Jia Huang, and Yifeng Xu

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Social support and clinical depression in China, Sai Zuo, David Mellor, Marita Patricia McCabe, and Yifeng Xu

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Social support and clinical depression in China, Sai Zuo, David Mellor, Marita McCabe, and Yifeng Xu

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Care of patients with a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : a cluster randomised controlled trial, Nicholas A. Zwar, Oshana Hermitz, Elizabeth Comino, Sandy Middleton, Sanjyot Vagholkar, Wei Xuan, Stephen Wilson, and Guy B. Marks

Submissions from 2011

Single-leg cycle training is superior to double-leg cycling in improving the oxidative potential and metabolic profile of trained skeletal muscle, Chris Abbiss, L Karagounis, P Laursen, J Peiffer, D Martin, John Hawley, N Fatehee, and J Martin

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Knowledge, skills and professional behaviours needed for occupational therapists and physiotherapists new to work-related practice, Kerry Adam, Elizabeth Gibson, Jenny Strong, and Alexandra Lyle

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Neighborhood environment profiles related to physical activity and weight status: A latent profile analysis, Mark A. Adams, James F. Sallis, Jacqueline Kerr, Terry L. Conway, Brian E. Saelens, Lawrence D. Frank, Gregory J. Norman, and Kelli L. Cain

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Test-retest reliability of isometric and isokinetic knee extension and flexion in patients with fibromyalgia: Evaluation of the smallest real difference, Jose C. Adsuar, Pedro R. Olivares, Borja del Pozo-Cruz, Jose A. Parraca, and Narcis Gusi

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The effect of mindfulness training on athletes' flow :An initial investigation, C Aherne, A Moran, and Christopher Lonsdale

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Socio-economic factors affecting sustainable utilization of woody species in zegie peninsula, northwestern ethiopia, Alemnew Alelign, Yonas Yemshaw, Demel Teketay, and Susan Edwards

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Inhibition of the heterotetrameric K+ channel KCNQ1/KCNE1 by the AMP-activated protein kinase, Ioana Alesultan, Michael Foller, Mentor Sopjani, Miribane Dermaku-Sopjani, Christine Zelenak, Henning Frohlich, Ana Velic, Scott Fraser, Bruce Kemp, Guiscard Seebohm, Harald Volkl, and Florian Lang

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Inhibition of Kir2.1 (KCNJ2) by the AMP-activated protein kinase, Ioana Alesutan, Carlos Munoz, Mentor Sopjani, Miribane Dermaku-Sopjani, Diana Michael, Scott Fraser, Bruce Kemp, Guiscard Seebohm, Michael Foller, and Florian Lang

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Inhibition of Connexin 26 by the AMP-activated protein kinase, Ioana Alesutan, Mentor Sopjani, Carlos Munoz, Scott Fraser, Bruce Kemp, Michael Foller, and Florian Lang

Reperfusion and outcomes in Penumbra vs. systemic tissue plasminogen activator clinical trials, Andrei Alexandrov, Peter Schellinger, Maher Saqqur, Andrew Barreto, Andrew Demchuk, Marc Ribo, Marta Rubiera, Vijay Sharma, Ioannis Heliopoulos, Anne Alexandrov, Carlos Molina, Georgios Tsivgoulis, and Georgios Tsivgoulis

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Low-power 2-MHz pulsed-wave transcranial ultrasound reduces ischemic brain damage in rats, Andrei V. Alexandrov, Kristian Barlinn, Roger Strong, Anne W. Alexandrov, and Jaroslaw Aronowski

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Articulating Course Inherent Requirements: Risk and Response at the University of Western Sydney, Trevor Allan, Amanda Johnson, Kirrilee Azzopardi, Tony Azzopardi, Cathy Dickson, Mary Goldsmith, and Cecily Hengstberger-Sims

Early Autism Detection :Are we ready for routine screening?, Mona Al-Qabandi, J Gorter, and Peter Rosenbaum

The influence of emotional target cues on prospective memory performance in depression, Mareike Altgassen, Julie Henry, S Burgler, and Matthias Kliegel

Prediction of a single psychotic episode :A 7.5-year, prospective study in first-episode psychosis, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, John Gleeson, Lisa Henry, Susan Harrigan, Meredith Harris, G Amminger, Eoin Killackey, Alison Yung, Helen Herrman, Henry Jackson, and Patrick McGorry

Preventing the second episode :A systematic review and Meta-analysis of Psychosocial and Pharmacological Trials in First-Episode psychosis, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Alexandra Parker, Sarah Hetrick, Patrick McGorry, and John Francis Martin Gleeson

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Bilingualism in the ageing population: Consequences of language change and language loss in bilingual dementia and aphasia, Amanda Miller Amberber

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Prognostic value of baseline plasma amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide and its interactions with irbesartan treatment effects in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction : findings from the I-PRESERVE trial, Inder S. Anand, Thomas S. Rector, John GF Cleland, Michael Kuskowski, Robert McKelvie, Hans Persson, John McMurray, Michael R. Zile, Michel Komajda, Barry M. Massie, and Peter E. Carson

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Younger and older women's concerns about menopause after breast cancer, Debra Anderson, Patsy Yates, Alexandra McCarthy, Cathryne Lang, M Hargraves, N McCarthy, and J Porter-Steele

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Implementation and evaluation of a community-based social marketing campaign to create awareness of hypertension as a risk factor for dementia, Kelly Andrews, Lyn Phillipson, Sandra Jones, Danika Hall, Jan Potter, and Gaye Sykes

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No evidence for subliminal affective priming with emotional facial expression primes, Victoria Andrews, Ottmar V. Lipp, Kimberley M. Mallan, and Sabine Konig

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Physical activity, television viewing time, and retinal microvascular caliber : The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis, Satyamurthy Anuradha, Genevieve Healy, David Dunstan, Ronald Klein, Barbara Klein, Mary Cotch, Tien Wong, and Neville Owen

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Days alive and out of hospital and the patient journey in patients with heart failure: Insights from the Candesartan in Heart failure: Assessment of Reduction in Mortality and morbidity (CHARM) program, Cono A. Ariti, John G. F. Cleland, Stuart J. Pocock, Marc A. Pfeffer, Karl Swedberg, Christopher B. Granger, John J.V. McMurray, Eric L. Michelson, Jan Ostergren, and Salim Yusuf

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Current markers of the Athlete Blood Passport do not flag microdose EPO doping, Michael Ashenden, Clare E. Gough, Andrew Garnham, Christopher J. Gore, and Ken Sharpe

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Building trust at the beginning of a new leadership role: The role of learning and collaboration, Paul W. Atkins

The physical demands of Super 14 rugby union, Damien Austin, Timothy James Gabbett, and David Jenkins

Tackling in a professional rugby league, Damien J. Austin, Tim Gabbett, and David G. Jenkins

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Repeated high-intensity exercise in a professional Rugby League, Damien J. Austin, Tim Gabbett, and David J. Jenkins

Repeated high-intensity exercise in professional rugby union, Damien J. Austin, Tim Gabbett, and David J. Jenkins

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The association of physical activity and work-related characteristics among Latino adults, Guadalupe X. Ayala, Amy Gammelgard, James F. Sallis, and John P. Elder

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Geographic remoteness and risk of advanced colorectal cancer at diagnosis in Queensland: a multilevel study, Peter Baade, Paramita Dasgupta, Joanne Aitken, and Gavin Turrell

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Distance to the closest radiotherapy facility and survival after a diagnosis of rectal cancer in queensland, Peter D. Baade, Paramita Dasgupta, Joanne F. Aitken, and Gavin Turrell

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Geographic remoteness, area-level socio-economic disadvantage and advanced breast cancer: A cross-sectional, multilevel study, Peter D. Baade, Gavin Turrell, and Joan F. Aitken

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Age-related associative deficits are absent with nonwords, Stephen Badham and Elizabeth Maylor

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The application of FRAX® to determine intervention thresholds in osteoporosis treatment in Poland, Janusz E. Badurski, John A. Kanis, Helena Johansson, Andrzej Dobrenko, Nonna A. Nowak, Stefan Daniluk, and Elzbieta Jezienicka

Core self-evaluation as a predictor of strength training adoption in older adults, Michael Baker, David Kennedy, Philip Bohle, Deena Campbell, James Wiltshire, and Maria Antoinette Fiatarone Singh

Behavioral strategies in diabetes prevention programs :A systematic review of randomized controlled trials, Michael Baker, Kylie Simpson, Bradley Lloyd, Adrian Bauman, and Maria Fiatarone Singh

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Cannabis use and sensorimotor gating in patients with schizophrenia and healthy controls, Kirsty Balog and Mathew Martin-Iverson

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Educational level and the quality of life of heart failure patients : A longitudinal study, Giorgio Barbareschi, Robbert Sanderman, Ivonne Lesman-Leegte, Dirk van Veldhuisen, and Trijntje Jaarsma

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Active video games for youth: A systematic review, Anthony Barnett, Ester Cerin, and Tom Baranowski

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Psychotic-like experiences and depressive symptoms in a community sample of adolescents, Marcela Barragan, Kristin Laurens, J. B. Navarro, and J. E. Obiols

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Psychotic-like experiences and depressive symptoms in a community sample of adolescents, Marcela Barragan, Kristin Laurens, J. B. Navarro, and J. E. Obiols

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'Theory of Mind', psychotic-like experiences and psychometric schizotypy in adolescents from the general population, Marcela Barragan, Kristin Laurens, J. B. Navarro, and J. E. Obiols

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Theory of Mind', psychotic-like experiences and psychometric schizotypy in adolescents from the general population, Marcela Barragan, Kristin R. Laurens, Jose Blas Navarro, and Jordi E. Obiols

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'As long as you have some of that, it cancels it out': How advertisers use guilt to sell us quick-fixes for our unhealthy behaviour, Lance Barrie and Sandra C. Jones

Self-determination theory and diminished functioning :The role of interpersonal control and psychological need thwarting, K Bartholomew, N Ntoumanis, Richard Ryan, J Bosch, and C Thogersen-Ntoumani

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Psychological need thwarting in the sport context :Assessing the darker side of athletic experience, K Bartholomew, N Ntoumanis, Richard Ryan, and C Thogersen-Ntoumani

Acute effects of a shoe with enhanced plantar sensory feedback on midfoot kinematics whilst walking, S. Bartold, A. Bryant, R. Clark, Callan Ritchie, and Kade L. Paterson

Acute effects of a shoe with enhanced plantar sensory feedback on midfoot kinematics whilst walking, Simon Bartold, Adam Bryant, Ross Clark, Kade Paterson, and Callan Ritchie

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Changes in CVD risk factors in the activity counseling trial, Meghan Baruth, Sara Wilcox, James F. Sallis, Abby C. King, Bess H. Marcus, and Steven N. Blair

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Blaming, praising, and protecting our humanity: The implications of everyday dehumanization for judgments of moral status, Brock Bastian, Simon M. Laham, Sam Wilson, Nick Haslam, and Peter Koval

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Essentialist beliefs predict automatic motor-responses to social categories, Brock Bastian, Stephen Loughnan, and Peter Koval

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All else being equal: Are men always higher in social dominance orientation than women?, Luisa Maria Batalha, Katherine J. Reynolds, and Carolyn A. Newbigin

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The descriptive epidemiology of sitting: A 20-country comparison using the international physical activity questionnaire (IPAQ), Adrian Bauman, Barbara E. Ainsworth, James F. Sallis, Maria Hagstromer, Cora L. Craig, Fiona C. Bull, Michael Pratt, Kamalesh Venugopal, Josephine Y. Chau, and Michael Sjöström

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Physical activity for patients undergoing an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: Benefits of a moderate exercise intervention, Freerk T. Baumann, Eva M. Zopf, Eike Nykamp, Ludwig Kraut, Klaus Schüle, Thomas Elter, Axel A. Fauser, and Wilhelm Bloch

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Validation of de-identified record linkage to ascertain hospital admissions in a cohort study, Allison Beauchamp, Andrew Tonkin, Helen Kelsall, Vijaya Sundararajan, Dallas English, Lalitha Sundaresan, Rory Wolfe, Gavin Turrell, Graham G. Giles, and A. Peeters

The thrombotic profile of treatment-naive HiV-positive black South Africans with acute coronary syndromes, Anthony Becker, B Jacobson, Sham Singh, Elena Libhaber, and Mohammed Essop

Antiphospholipid antibodies in black south africans with hiv and acute coronary syndromes: Prevalence and clinical correlates, Anthony Becker, Elena Libhaber, Karen Sliwa, Sham Singh, Mohammed Tikly, and Mohammed Essop

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Impact of protein coingestion on muscle protein synthesis during continuous endurance type exercise, M. Beelen, Antoine H. Zorenc, Bart Pennings, Joan M. Senden, Harm Kuipers, and Luc J.C. Van Loon

Physical activity and health-related quality of life in young adult cancer survivors :A Canadian provincial survey, L Belanger, R Plotnikoff, Alexander Clark, and K Courneya

Muscle atrophy and changes in spinal morphology :Is the lumbar spine vulnerable after prolonged bed-rest?, Daniel Belavy, Gabriele Armbrecht, Carolyn Richardson, Dieter Felsenberg, and Julie Hides

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Estimation of changes in volume of individual lower-limb muscles using magnetic resonance imaging (during bed-rest), Daniel Belavy, Tanja Miokovic, Jorn Rittweger, and Dieter Felsenberg

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Estimation of changes in volume of individual lower-limb muscles using magnetic resonance imaging (during bed-rest), Daniel Belavý, Tanja Miokovic, Jorn Rittweger, and Dieter Felsenberg

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Exercise and osteoarthritis: Cause and effects, Kim Bennell, Rana S. Hinman, Tim V. Wrigley, Mark W. Creaby, and Paul Hodges

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Which interventions are used by health care professionals to enhance medication adherence in cardiovascular patients? A survey of current clinical practice, Lut Berben, Laura Bogert, Marcia E. Leventhal, Bengt Fridlund, Tiny Jaarsma, Tone M. Norekvål, Karen Smith, Anna Strömberg, David R. Thompson, and Sabina De Geest