The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research aims to identify critical gaps within community and healthcare services, with an explicit goal to improve health outcomes (and a focus on vulnerable groups) via innovative individual, community and health service-focused programs.

The Nursing Research Institute undertakes multidisciplinary clinical and health services research that is focused on improving patient outcomes and health systems with a particular emphasis on implementation science research, that is the study of how to implement evidence based care. This research spans systematic reviews, trials, surveys, mixed-methods and qualitative research which a focus on:

  • Acute & Chronic Care
  • Stroke Care
  • Pressure Injury Prevention
  • Models of care

The Institute for Health and Ageing (IHA) is a multidisciplinary, Melbourne-based research institute focussing on both the positive and problematic aspects of ageing.

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Submissions from 2010

Parental practices predict psychological well-being in midlife : Life-course associations among women in the 1946 British birth cohort, Felicia Huppert, G Ploubidis, M Richards, and Rosemary Abbott

Pursuing Pleasure or Virtue : The Differential and Overlapping Well-Being Benefits of Hedonic and Eudaimonic Motives, V Huta and Richard Ryan

Pursuing Pleasure or Virtue : The Differential and Overlapping Well-Being Benefits of Hedonic and Eudaimonic Motives, V Huta and Richard Ryan

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Sensory system function and postural stability in men aged 30-80 years, Sara Illing, Nancy Low Choy, Jennifer Nitz, and Melissa Nolan

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Eight Weeks of Occupational Therapy Home Programme, Compared to No Programme, Resulted in Improved Achievement of Child and Family- Selected Goals by Children with Cerebral Palsy, Christine Imms, Rebecca Cowan, Elvan Ertekin, Gabi-Leigh Klein, and Jane Galvin

Structured telephone support or telemonitoring programs for patients with chronic heart failure, Sally Inglis, Robyn Clark, F McAlister, Jocasta Ball, Christian Lewinter, Damien Cullington, Simon Stewart, and John Cleland

Structured telephone support or telemonitoring programs for patients with chronic heart failure, Sally Inglis, Robyn Clark, F McAlister, Jocasta Ball, Christian Lewinter, Damien Cullington, Simon Stewart, and John Cleland

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Diarrhoea risk factors in enterally tube fed critically ill patients : A retrospective audit, Leanne Jack, Fiona Coyer, Mary Denise Courtney, and Bala Venkatesh

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Probiotics and diarrhoea management in enterally tube fed critically ill patients-What is the evidence?, Leanne Jack, Fiona Coyer, Mary Denise Courtney, and Bala Venkatesh

Associative recognition memory for faces : More pronounced age-related impairments in binding intracan inter-item associations, T Jager, A Mecklinger, and Matthias Kliegel

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Auditing the TK and TPACK confidence of pre-service teachers : Are they ready for the profession?, Romina Jamieson-Proctor, Glenn Finger, and Peter Albion

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Auditing the TPACK Capabilities of final year teacher education students :Are they ready for the 21st century?, Romina Jamieson-Proctor, Glenn Finger, and Peter Albion

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A pragmatic randomised trial of stretching before and after physical activity to prevent injury and soreness, Gro Jamtvedt, Robert Herbert, Signe Flottorp, Jan Odgaard-Jensen, Kari Havelsrud, Alexandra Barratt, Erin Mathieu, Amanda Burls, and Andrew Oxman

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Engaging students in learning activities: it is not autonomy support or structure but autonomy support and structure, H. Jang, Johnmarshall Reeve, and Edward Deci

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Motor planning in bimanual object manipulation : Two plans for two hands?, Loes Janssen, Celine Craje, Matthias Weigelt, and Bert Steenbergen

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Dyslipidaemia in rural Australia : Prevalence, awareness, and adherence to treatment guidelines in the Greater Green Triangle Risk Factor Study, E Janus, P Tideman, J Dunbar, A Kilkkinen, Stephen Bunker, B Philpot, R Tirimacco, Kevin Mc Namara, S Heistaro, and T Laatikainen

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Methods to standardize dietary intake before performance testing, N Jeacocke and Louise Burke

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Methods to standardize dietary intake before performance testing, N Jeacocke and Louise Burke

A meta-study of the essentials of quality nursing documentation, Diana Jefferies, Maree Johnson, and Rhonda Griffiths

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The Validity and Reliability of GPS Units for Measuring Distance in Team Sport Specific Running Patterns, Denise Jennings, Stuart Cormack, Aaron Coutts, Luke Boyd, and Robert Aughey

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Variability of GPS units for measuring distance in team sport movements, Denise Jennings, Stuart Cormack, Aaron Coutts, Luke Boyd, and Robert Aughey

Quantitative estimation of multiple miRNAs and mRNAs from a single cell, Mugdha Joglekar, Chiju Wei, and Anandwardhan Hardikar

Gender-specific profiles of tobacco use among non-institutionalized people with serious mental illness, Jerry Johnson, P Ratner, L Malchy, C Okoli, R Procyshyn, Joan Bottorff, M Groening, A Schultz, and M Osborne

The Nursing and Midwifery Content Audit Tool (NMCAT) : A short nursing dcumentation audit tool, Maree Johnson, Diana Jefferies, and Rachel Langdon

Does attendance at a multidisciplinary outpatient rehabilitation program for people with parkinson's disease produce quantitative short term or long term improvements? : A systematic review, Maureen Johnston and Mang Chu

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CSR and the building of leadership capability, Grant Adam deWitt Jones and Robin Jana Kramar

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Marketing to children and teens on Australian food company web sites, Sandra C. Jones and Amanda Reid

Stroke knowledge and awareness : An integrative review of the evidence, Susanne Jones, A Jenkinson, M Leathley, and Caroline Watkins

Work-family conflict and coping : a qualitative investigation of couples from four occupational groups in India, Parveen Kalliath and Thomas Kalliath

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Development and use of FRAX® in osteoporosis, J. A. Kanis, E. V. McCloskey, H. Johansson, Anders Oden, O. Ström, and F. Borgström

Skeletal muscle : increasing the size of the locomotor cell, L Karagounis and John Hawley

Contraction-induced changes in TNFalpha and Akt-mediated signalling are associated with increased myofibrillar protein in rat skeletal muscle, L Karagounis, B Yaspelkis III, D Reeder, G Lancaster, John Hawley, and Vernon Coffey

Factors involved in the development of osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament surgery, Susan Keays, Peter Newcombe, Joanne Bullock-Saxton, Margaret Bullock, and Anthony Keays

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Predictors of future falls in Parkinson disease, G. K. Kerr, C. J. Worringham, M. H. Cole, P. F. Lacherez, J. M. Wood, and P. A. Silburn

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Predictors of future falls in Parkinson disease [accepted manuscript], G. K. Kerr, C. J. Worringham, M. H. Cole, P. F. Lacherez, J. M. Wood, and P. A. Silburn

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Training loads and incidence of injury during the pre-season in professional rugby league players, Natasha Killen, Timothy James Gabbett, and David Jenkins

Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder Grown-Up, Eva Kimonis and Paul Frick

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Utility of a computerised cognitive screen in MCI and depression in an older population, Rachell Kingsbury, Nancy Pachana, Michael Humphreys, Gerald Tehan, and Gerard Byrne

Shaping an Australian nursing and midwifery specialty framework for workforce regulation : Criteria development, Susan King, Kaye Ogle, and Elizabeth Buthane

Effect of motivational incentives on prospective memory performance in preschoolers, Matthias Kliegel, Miriam Brandenberger, and Ingo Aberle

Effect of motivational incentives on prospective memory performance in preschoolers, Matthias Kliegel, Miriam Brandenberger, and Ingo Aberle

Complex mental and physical activity in older women and cognitive performance : A 6-month randomized controlled trial, V Klusmann, A Evers, Ralf Schwarzer, P Schlattmann, F Reischies, I Heuser, and Fernando Dimeo

Complex mental and physical activity in older women and cognitive performance : A 6-month randomized controlled trial, V Klusmann, A Evers, Ralf Schwarzer, P Schlattmann, F Reischies, I Heuser, and Fernando Dimeo

Very early rehabilitation or intensive telemetry after stroke : A pilot randomised trial, P Langhorne, D Stott, A Knight, Julie Bernhardt, D Barer, and Caroline Watkins

The dynamic processes of influence between contextual and situational motivation : A test of the hierarchical model in a science education setting, Genevieve Lavigne and Robert Vallerand

Differences in Offending Patterns Between Adolescent Sex Offenders High or Low in Callous-Unemotional Traits, Kathryn Lawing, Paul Frick, and Keith Cruise

Predicting the growth of early spelling skills : are there heterogeneous developmental trajectories?, Arne Lervag and Charles Hulme

Predicting the Growth of early spelling skills : Are there heterogeneous developmental trajectories?, Arne Lervag and Charles Hulme

Acute dopamine and/or serotonin depletion does not modulate mismatch negativity (MMN) in healthy human participants, Sumie Leung, Rodney Croft, Valerie Guille, Kirsty Balog, Barry O'Neill, K Luan Phan, and Pradeep Nathan

Validity of a Stage Algorithm for Physical Activity in Participants Recruited From Orthopedic and Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinics, S Lippke, L Fleig, S Pomp, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Validity of a Stage Algorithm for Physical Activity in Participants Recruited From Orthopedic and Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinics, S Lippke, L Fleig, S Pomp, and Ralf Schwarzer

Testing stage-specific effects of a stage-matched intervention : A randomized controlled trial targeting physical exercise and its predictors, S Lippke, Ralf Schwarzer, J Ziegelmann, U Scholz, and B Schuz

Testing stage-specific effects of a stage-matched intervention : A randomized controlled trial targeting physical exercise and its predictors, S Lippke, Ralf Schwarzer, J Ziegelmann, U Scholz, and B Schuz

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The effects of verbal instruction on affective and expectancy learning, Ottmar V. Lipp, Kimberley M. Mallan, Marilia Libera, and Mingshen Tan

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Self-Regulated Strategies Development for Persuasive Writing in Tandem With Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Support : Effects for Second-Grade Students With Behavioral and Writing Difficulties, M Little, Kathleen Lane, Karen Harris, Steve Graham, Mary Story, and Karin Sandmel

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Case management educational intervention with public health nurses : Cluster randomized controlled trial, Wen-I Liu, Helen Edwards, and Mary Denise Courtney

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Experiences of rural family caregivers who assist with commuting for palliative care, S Lockie, Joan Bottorff, Carol Robinson, and B Pesut

Development of a disease-specific quality of life questionnaire in Addison's disease, K Lovas, S Curran, M ├ÿksnes, E Husebye, Felicia Huppert, and V Chatterjee

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Intentions, planning, and self-efficacy predict physical activity in Chinese and Polish adolescents : Two moderated mediation analyses, A Luszczynska, D Cao, N Mallach, K Pietron, M Mazurkiewicz, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Intentions, planning, and self-efficacy predict physical activity in Chinese and Polish adolescents : Two moderated mediation analyses, A Luszczynska, D Cao, N Mallach, K Pietron, M Mazurkiewicz, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Forgiveness and purpose in life as spiritual mechanisms of recovery from substance use disorders, Geoffrey Lyons, F Deane, and Peter Kelly

Construct validity of the Nutrition and Activity Knowledge Scale in a French sample of adolescents with mild to moderate intellectual disability, Christophe Maiano, Jerome Begarie, Alexandre Morin, Jean Garbarino, and Gregory Ninot

Construct validity of the social physique anxiety scale in a french adolescent sample, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, Robert Eklund, Johana Monthuy-Blanc, Jean Garbarino, and Yannick Stephan

Construct validity of the social physique anxiety scale in a French adolescent sample, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, Robert Eklund, Johana Monthuy-Blanc, Jean Garbarino, and Yannick Stephan

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Construct validity of the Fear of Negative Appearance Evaluation Scale in a community sample of French adolescents, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, Johana Monthuy-Blanc, and Jean Garbarino

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Construct validity of the Fear of Negative Appearance Evaluation Scale in a community sample of French adolescents, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, Johana Monthuy-Blanc, and Jean Garbarino

Level of motivation in mastering challenging tasks in children with cerebral palsy, Annette Majnemer, Michael Shevell, Mary Law, Chantal Poulin, and Peter Rosenbaum

Level of motivation in mastering challenging tasks in children with cerebral palsy, Annette Majnemer, Michael Shevell, Mary Law, Chantal Poulin, and Peter Rosenbaum

Leisure activity preferences for 6 : to 12 - year old children with cerebral palsy, Annette Majnemer, Keiko Shikako-Thomas, Nathalie Chokron, Mary Law, Michael Shevell, Gevorg Chilingaryan, Chantal Poulin, and Peter Rosenbaum

Leisure activity preferences for 6 : to 12 - year old children with cerebral palsy, Annette Majnemer, Keiko Shikako-Thomas, Nathalie Chokron, Mary Law, Michael Shevell, Gevorg Chilingaryan, Chantal Poulin, and Peter Rosenbaum

Components of executive functioning in metamemory, T Mantyla, M Ronnlund, and Matthias Kliegel

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Increasing research familiarity among members of a clubhouse for people with mental illness, Sarah Marshall, F Deane, and Nicola Hancock

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Australian mental health consumers' contributions to the evaluation and improvement of recovery-oriented service provision, Sarah L. Marshall, Lindsay G. Oades, and Trevor P. Crowe

A New Look at the Big Five Factor Structure Through Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling, Herbert Marsh, Oliver Ludtke, Bengt Muthen, Tihomor Asparouhov, Alexandre Morin, Ulrich Trautwein, and Benjamin Nagengast

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A New Look at the Big Five Factor Structure Through Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling, Herbert Marsh, Oliver Ludtke, Bengt Muthen, Tihomor Asparouhov, Alexandre Morin, Ulrich Trautwein, and Benjamin Nagengast

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Introducing a short version of the physical self description questionnaire : New strategies, short-form evaluative criteria, and applications of factor analyses, Herbert Marsh, Andrew Martin, and S Jackson

Long-term total negative effects of school-average ability on diverse educational outcomes : Direct and indirect effects of the big-fish-little-pond effect, Herbert Marsh and Alison O'Mara

Phantom Behavioral Assimilation Effects : Systematic Biases in Social Comparison Choice Studies, Herbert Marsh, Marjorie Seaton, Hans Kuyper, Floence Dumas, Pascal Huguet, Isabelle Regner, Abraham Buunk, Jean Monteil, and Frederick Gibbons

Longitudinal modelling of academic buoyancy and motivation : do the '5Cs' hold up over time?, Andrew Martin, Susan Colmar, Louise Davey, and Herbert Marsh

Longitudinal modelling of academic buoyancy and motivation : Do the '5Cs' hold up over time?, Andrew Martin, Susan Colmar, Louise Davey, and Herbert Marsh

What happens to physical activity behavior, motivation, self-concept, and flow after completing school? : a longitudinal study, Andrew Martin, Gregory Liem, Leandra Coffey, Cintia Martinez, Philip D. Parker, Herbert W. Marsh, and Susan Jackson

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Helping women make choices about mammography screening : An online randomized trial of a decision aid for 40-year-old women, Erin Mathieu, Alexandra Barratt, Kevin McGeechan, Heather Davey, Kirsten Howard, and Nehmat Houssami

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Helping women make choices about mammography screening : An online randomized trial of a decision aid for 40-year-old women, Erin Mathieu, Alexandra Barratt, Kevin McGeechan, Heather Davey, Kirsten Howard, and Nehmat Houssami

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A large-scale comparison of prospective and retrospective memory development from childhood to middle age, Elizabeth Maylor and Robert Logie

Aged Care- Setting the policy agenda for Nursing & Health, Tracey Therese Anne McDonald

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Integrated support for Veterans in aged care homes, Tracey Therese Anne McDonald

The ICF model of functioning and disability : Incorporating quality of life and human development, Janette McDougall, Virgina Wright, and Peter Rosenbaum

The ICF model of functioning and disability : Incorporating quality of life and human development, Janette McDougall, Virgina Wright, and Peter Rosenbaum

Economic assessment of doripenem versus imipenem in the treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia, Lisa McGarry, Sanjay Merchant, Dilip Nathwani, Vivek Pawar, Kelly DeLong, David Thompson, Kasem Akhras, Michael Ingham, and Milton Weinstein

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In search of a national approach to professional supervision for mental health and addiction nurses : The New Zealand experience, Brian McKenna, Katey Thom, Fiona Howard, and Val Williams

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Neuromuscular, endocrine, and perceptual fatigue responses during different length between-match microcycles in professional rugby league players, Blake McLean, Aaron Coutts, Vincent Kelly, Michael McGuigan, and Stuart Cormack

The Depression-Executive Dysfunction (DED) Syndrome and response to antidepressants : A meta-analytic review, Skye Nadine McLennan and Jane Mathias

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Cognitive impairment predicts functional capacity in dementia-free patients with cardiovascular disease, Skye Nadine McLennan, Jane Mathias, Lucy Brennan, Mary Russell, and Simon Stewart

Serial and free recall in children can be improved by training : Evidence for the importance of phonological and semantic representations in Immediate memory tasks, Monica Melby-Lervag and Charles Hulme

Serial and free recall in children can be improved by training : evidence for the importance of phonological and semantic representations in immediate memory tasks, Monica Melby-Lervag and Charles Hulme

Cerebral palsy long term medical, functional, educational and psychosocial outcomes, Ronit Mesterman, Yael Leitner, Rachel Yifat, Gabi Gilutz, Ofra Levi-Hakeini, Ora Bitchonsky, Peter Rosenbaum, and Shaul Harel

Cerebral palsy long term medical, functional, educational and psychosocial outcomes, Ronit Mesterman, Yael Leitner, Rachel Yifat, Gabi Gilutz, Ofra Levi-Hakeini, Ora Bitchonsky, Peter Rosenbaum, and Shaul Harel

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Effect of standing posture during whole body vibration training on muscle morphology and function in older adults: A randomised controlled trial, Monica Mikhael, Rhonda Orr, Fleur Amsen, David Greene, and Maria Fiatarone Singh

A literature review supporting the proposed national Australian definition for Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia, Brett Mitchell, Anne Gardner, Peter Collignon, Lee Stewart, and Marilyn Cruickshank

Reliability of the school food checklist for in-school audits and photograph analysis of children's school lunches, Sarah Mitchell, Cara Miles, Leah Brennan, and Jan Matthews