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

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

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

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

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Submissions from 2011

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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

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Embracing the visual: Using timelines with in-depth interviews on substance use and treatment, Lynda Berends

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Implementing alcohol and other drug interventions effectively : How does location matter?, Lynda Berends, Sarah MacLean, Barbara Hunter, Janette Mugavin, and Suzanne Carswell

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Registered Nurses' smoking behaviours and their attitudes to personal cessation, A. Berkelmans, D. Burton, Karen Page, and Linda Worrall-Carter

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Relax, you're soaking in it: sources of information about infant formula, Nina J. Berry, Sandra Carol Jones, and Don Iverson

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Australia's health care reform agenda: implications for the nurses' role in chronic heart failure management, Vasiliki Betihavas, Phillip Newton, HuiYun Du, Peter Macdonald, Shaun Frost, Simon Stewart, and Patricia Davidson

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Endocrine responses during overnight recovery from exercise: Impact of nutrition and relationships with muscle protein synthesis, James A. Betts, Milou Beelen, Keith A. Stokes, Wim H. M. Saris, and Luc J.C. van Loon

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Milk intake and risk of hip fracture in men and women: A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies, Heike A. Bischoff-Ferrari, Bess Dawson-Hughes, John A. Baron, John A. Kanis, Endel J. Orav, Hannes B. Staehelin, Douglas P. Kiel, Peter Burckhardt, Jana Henschkowski, Donna Spiegelman, Ruifeng Li, John B. Wong, Diane Feskanich, and Walter C. Willett

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Irritability :an underappreciated side effect of interferon treatment for chronic hepatitis C?, Helen Blacklaws, Anne Gardner, and Kim Usher

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Differential corticospinal tract degeneration in homozygous 'D90A' SOD-1 ALS and sporadic ALS, C. R. V. Blain, S. Brunton, V. C. Willia, A. Leemans, M. R. Turner, P. M. Andersen, Marco Catani, B. R. Stanton, J. Ganesalingham, Derek Kenton Jones, Steven C. R. Willia, P. N. Leigh, and Andrew Simmons

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Home versus hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation :A systematic review, Julie Blair, Helen Corrigall, Neil Angus, David Thompson, and Stephen Leslie

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Factors associated with experiences of genetic discrimination among individuals at risk for huntington disease, Y Bombard, J Palin, J Friedman, G Veenstra, S Creighton, J Paulsen, Joan Bottorff, Melissa Hayden, and The Canadian Respond-HD Collaborative Research Group

Plyometric training as an intervention to correct altered neuromotor control during running after cycling in triathletes :A preliminary randomised controlled trial, J. Bonacci, D. Green, P. U. Saunders, Melinda Franettovich, P. Blanch, and B. Vicenzino

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Treatment with denosumab reduces the incidence of new vertebral and hip fractures in postmenopausal women at high risk, Steven Boonen, Jonathan D. Adachi, Zulema Man, Steven R. Cummings, K. Lippuner, Ove Torring, J.C. Gallagher, J. Farrerons, Andrea Wang, N. Franchimont, Javier San Martin, Andreas Grauer, and Michael R. McClung

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Emotional and behavioural adjustment of children born very preterm at early school age, Samudragupta Bora, Verena Erica Pritchard, Stephanie Moor, Nicola C. Austin, and Lianne J. Woodward

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Report of an evaluation of a Nurse-led Dementia Outreach Service for people with the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia living in residential aged care facilities, Sally Ann Borbasi, Elizabeth Emmanuel, Brona Farrelly, and Jayne Ashcroft

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Cost-effectiveness of bazedoxifene incorporating the FRAX® algorithm in a European perspective, F. Borgström, O. Ström, M. Kleman, Eugene McCloskey, Helena Johansson, Anders Oden, and John A. Kanis

Effectiveness of voice therapy in functional dysphonia :Where are we now?, M Bos-Clark and Paul Carding

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Intravenous AICAR during hyperinsulinemia induces systemic hemodynamic changes but has no local metabolic effect, Marlies Bosselaar, Paul Smits, Luc J. C. van Loon, and Cees J. Tack

Gender relations and health research :A review of current practices, Joan Bottorff, J Oliffe, Carol Robinson, and J Carey

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A motivational, gender-sensitive smoking cessation resource for family members of patients with lung cancer, Satyamurthy Bottorff, Genevieve Healy, David Dunstan, E Shyong Tai, Rob Van Dam, Jeannette Lee, Ei Ei Khaing Nang, Neville Owen, and Tien-Yin Wong

Barriers to maternal workforce participation and relationship between paid work and health, Helen Bourke-Taylor, Linsey Howie, and Mary Law

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Smoking and mental illness :A population study in South Australia, Jacqueline Bowden, Caroline Miller, and Janet Hiller

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Clinical effectiveness, access to, and satisfaction with care using a telehomecare substitution intervention: A randomized controlled trial, Kathryn H. Bowles, Alexandra L. Hanlon, Henry A. Glick, Mary D. Naylor, Melissa O'Connor, Barbara Reigel, Nai-Wei Shih, and Mark G. Weiner

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Educational interventions for patients with heart failure : A systematic review of randomized controlled trials, Mary Boyde, Catherine Turner, David R. Thompson, and Simon Stewart

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Person-centered medicine and chronic disease :the role of interdisciplinary education and treatment adherence, Cathy Boyle, Gerardus Post, Philip Masel, Paul Fulbrook, and Kevin Clark

Dysarthria following stroke- the patient's perspective on management and rehabilitation, Marian Brady, Alexander Clark, S Dickson, G Paton, and R Barbour

The impact of stroke-related dysarthria on social participation and implications for rehabilitation, Marian Brady, Alexander Clark, S Dickson, G Paton, and R Barbour

To do or not to do? :Prospective memory versus response inhibition in autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, M Brandimonte, P Filippello, E Coluccia, Mareike Altgassen, and Matthias Kliegel

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Changes over time in the health of caregivers of children with health problems: Growth-curve findings from a 10-year Canadian population-based study, Jamie Brehaut, Rochelle Garner, Anton Miller, Lucyna Lach, Anne Klassen, Peter Rosenbaum, and Dafna Kohen

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In people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, cognitive behaviour therapy combined with motivational enhancement therapy reduces HbA1c after 12 months, Leah Brennan

In people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, cognitive behaviour therapy combined with motivational enhancement therapy reduces HbA1c after 12 months, Leah Brennan

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Incident hip fracture and social disadvantage in an Australian population aged 50 years or greater, Sharon Brennan, Margaret Henry, Mark Kotowicz, Geoffrey Nicholson, Yu Zhang, and Julie Pasco

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Bone mineral density is cross sectionally associated with cartilage volume in healthy, asymptomatic adult females: Geelong Osteoporosis Study, Sharon Brennan, Julie Pasco, Flavia Cicuttini, Margaret Henry, Mark Kotowicz, Geoffrey Nicholson, and Anita Wluka

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Reliable jitter and shimmer measurements in voice clinics :The relevance of vowel, gender, vocal intensity, and fundamental frequency effects in a typical clinical task, M Brockmann, M Drinnan, C Storck, and Paul Carding

Evaluation of a Caregiver Education Program to Support Memory and Communication in Dementia :A Controlled Pretest-Posttest Study with Nursing Home Staff, Megan Broughton, Erin Smith, Rosemary Baker, Anthony Angwin, Nancy Pachana, David Copland, Michael Humphreys, Cindy Gallois, Gerard Byrne, and Helen Chenery

Morphology of hamstring torque-time curves following acl injury and reconstruction :Mechanisms and implications, Adam Bryant, Ross Clark, and Y Pua

Estrogen-induced effects on the neuro-mechanics of hopping in humans, Adam Bryant, Kay Crossley, Simon Bartold, E Hohmann, and Ross Clark

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The impact of frailty on health related quality of life in heart failure, Harleah G. Buck and Barbara Riegel

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The Sydney Playground Project: popping the bubblewrap - unleashing the power of play: a cluster randomized controlled trial of a primary school playground-based intervention aiming to increase children's physical activity and social skills, A. Bundy, Geraldine Naughton, P. Tranter, S. Wyver, L. Baur, W. Schiller, A. Bauman, L. Engelen, J. Ragen, T. Luckett, A. Niehues, G. Stewart, G. Jessup, and J. Brentnall

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Comparing the effectiveness of a parent group intervention with child-based intervention for promoting playfulness in children with disabilities, Anita Bundy, Jitka Kolrosova, Sarah-Grace Paguinto, Paula Bray, Belinda Swain, Margaret Wallen, and Lina Engelen

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No role for early IGF-1 signalling in stimulating acute 'muscle building' responses, Nicholas A. Burd, D. W. West, Donny Camera, and L. Breen

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The development of comprehension and reading-related skills in a sample of children learning English as an additional language and their monolingual, English-Speaking Peers, K. Burgoyne, H. E. Whiteley, and J. M. Hutchinson

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Global cardiovascular disease prevention: A call to action for nursing: Multilevel policies, Lora E. Burke, David R. Thompson, Sabine Roos, Annemieke van Rijssen, Lenneke Verdouw, and Eva Troe

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Carbohydrates for training and competition, Louise Burke, John Hawley, S Wong, and A Jeukendrup

Global cardiovascular disease prevention: A call to action for nursing multilevel policies, L. Burke, David R. Thompson, S. Roos, A. V. Rijssen, L. H. Verdouw, and E. Troe

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Skeletal differences at the ulna and radius between pre-pubertal non-elite female gymnasts and non-gymnasts, Lauren A. Burt, Geraldine A. Naughton, David A. Greene, and Gaele Ducher

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The association between sedentary leisure and physical activity in middle-aged adults, Nicola W. Burton, Asaduzzaman Khan, Wendy J. Brown, and Gavin Turrell

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Adult measures of general health and health-related quality of life: Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36-Item (SF-36) and Short Form 12-Item (SF-12) Health Surveys, Nottingham Health Profile (NHP), Sickness Impact Profile (SIP), Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 6D (SF-6D), Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3), Quality of Well-Being Scale (QWB), and Assessment of Quality of Life (AQOL), Lucy Busija, Eva Pausenberger, Terry P. Haines, Sharon Haymes, Rachelle Buchbinder, and Richard H. Osborne

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Bimanual coordination and corpus callosum microstructure in young adults with traumatic brain injury: A diffusion tensor imaging study, Karen Caeyenberghs, Alexander Leemans, James P. Coxon, Inge Leunissen, David Drijkoningen, Monique Geurts, Jolien Gooijers, Karla Michiels, Stefan Sunaert, and Stephen P. Swinnen

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Correlations between white matter integrity and motor function in traumatic brain injury patients, Karen Caeyenberghs, Alexander Leemans, Monique Geurts, Catharine Vander Linden, Bouwien C. M. Smits-Engelsman, Stefan Sunaert, and Stephen P. Swinnen

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Cognitive impairment in chronic heart failure and the need for screening, Jan D. Cameron, Chantal F. Ski, and David R. Thompson

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Herbal therapy for treating rheumatoid arthritis, Melanie Cameron, Joel J. Gagnier, and Sigrun Chrubasik

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interventions for treating anxiety after stroke, Alexia Campbell, John Holmes, C Lightbody, David Gillespie, and Peter Knapp

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A mental health promotion approach to reducing discrimination about psychosis in teenagers, Michelle Campbell, Nick Shryane, Rory Byrne, and Anthony P. Morrison

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Effect of sodium bicarbonate on [HCO 3 -], pH, and gastrointestinal symptoms, A Carr, G Slater, Christopher Gore, Brian Dawson, and Louise Burke

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Facial affect processing in patients receiving opioid treatment in palliative care: Preferential processing of threat in pain catastrophizers, Erin M. A. Carroll, Sunjeev K. Kamboj, Laura Conroy, Adrian Tookman, Amanda C. Williams, Louise Jones, Celia J. A. Morgan, and H. Valerie Curran

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How is active transport associated with children's and adolescents' physical activity over time?, Alison Carver, Anna F. Timperio, Kylie D. Hesketh, Nicola D. Ridgers, Jo L. Salmon, and David A. Crawford

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Intensive glycemic control has no impact on the risk of heart failure in type 2 diabetic patients: Evidence from a 37,229 patient meta-analysis, Davide Castagno, Jonathan Baird-Gunning, Pardeep S. Jhund, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Michael R. MacDonald, Mark C. Petrie, Fiorenzo Gaita, and John J.V McMurray

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Statistical approaches to testing the relationships of the built environment with resident-level physical activity behavior and health outcomes in cross-sectional studies with cluster sampling, Ester Cerin

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Mechanisms linking affective reactions to competition-related and competition-extraneous concerns in male martial artists, Ester Cerin and Anthony Barnett

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Predictors of pre- and post-competition affective states in male martial artists: A multilevel interactional approach, Ester Cerin and Anthony Barnett

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Measuring walking within and outside the neighborhood in Chinese elders: Reliability and validity, Ester Cerin, Anthony Barnett, Cindy Sit, Man-chin Cheung, Lok-chun Lee, Sai-yin Ho, and Wai-man Chan

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Objective assessment of walking environments in ultra-dense cities: Development and reliability of the Environment in Asia Scan Tool-Hong Kong version (EAST-HK), Ester Cerin, Ka-Wai Chan, Duncan MacFarlane, Ka-yiu Lee, and Poh-chin Lai

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From neighborhood design and food options to residents' weight status, Ester Cerin, Lawrence Frank, James Sallis, Brian Saelens, Terry Conway, James Chapman, and Karen Glanz

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A survey of coronary heart disease knowledge in a sample of Hong Kong Chinese, Choi Wan Chan, Violeta Lopez, and Joanne W. Y. Chung

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The value of emotional intelligence for high performance coaching, Jonathan T. Chan and Clifford J. Mallett

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Use of end-tidal carbon dioxide detection to determine correct placement of nasogastric tube: A meta-analysis, J. Chau, S. Lo, David R. Thompson, R. Fernandez, and R. Griffiths

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An evaluation of hospital hand hygiene practice and glove use in Hong Kong, J. Chau, David R. Thompson, S. Twinn, D. Lee, and S. W. Pang

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Common oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphism and social support interact to reduce stress in humans, Frances S. Chen, Robert Kumsta, Bernadette von Dawans, Mikhail Monakhov, Richard P. Ebstein, and Markus Heinrichs

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Use of Rasch analysis in the evaluation of the oropharyngeal mucositis quality of life scale, K. Cheng, J. Lee, S. Leung, R. Liang, J. Tai, R. Yeung, and David R. Thompson

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Incidence and risk factors of oral mucositis in paediatric and adolescent patients undergoing chemotherapy, K. Cheng, V. Lee, C. Li, W. Goggins, David R. Thompson, and H. Yuen

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Maximizing efficiency and cost-effectiveness of Type 2 diabetes screening: The AusDiab study, Lei Chen, Dianna J. Magliano, Beverley Balkau, R. Wolfe, L. Brown, A. M. Tonkin, Paul Z. Zimmet, and J. E. Shaw

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Independent contribution of temporal beta-amyloid deposition to memory decline in the pre-dementia phase of Alzheimer's disease, Gael Chetelat, Victor L. Villemagne, Kerryn E. Pike, Kathryn A. Ellis, Pierrick Bourgeat, Gareth Jones, Graeme O'Keefe, Olivier Salvado, Cassandra Szoeke, Ralph N. Martins, David Ames, Colin L. Masters, and Christopher C. Rowe

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Teriparatide therapy for osteonecrosis of the jaw REPLY, Ada S. Cheung and Ego Seeman