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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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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Testosterone but not estradiol level is positively related to muscle strength and physical performance independent of muscle mass: a cross-sectional study in 1489 older men, Tung Wai Auyeung, Jenny Shun Wah Lee, Timothy Kwok, Jason Leung, Claes Ohlsson, Liesbeth Vandenput, Ping Ching Leung, and Jean Woo

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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

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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 E. 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

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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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