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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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

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Safety and efficacy of percutaneous vertebroplasty in malignancy : A systematic review, C. Chew, L. Craig, R. Edwards, J. Moss, and P J. O'Dwyer

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Safety and efficacy of percutaneous vertebroplasty in malignancy: A systematic review, C Chew, Louise Craig, R Edwards, John Moss, and P O'Dwyer

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Leisure Participation Patterns of Children in Victoria Australia, Rachel Chin, Sarah McMullen, Elspeth Heather Froude, and Christine Imms

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Characteristics of associated reactions in people with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, Hsiu-Ching Chiu, L Ada, Jane Margaret Butler, and S Coulson

The link between value motives, value success, and well-being among people diagnosed with cancer, Joseph Ciarrochi, Darrell Fisher, and Lisbeth Lane

On being aware and accepting :a one-year longitudinal study into adolescent well-being, Joseph Ciarrochi, Todd Kashdan, Peter Leeson, Patrick Charles Lionel Heaven, and Carlie Jordan

Design matters in secondary prevention :individualization and supervised exercise improves the effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation, Alexander Clark, S Catto, G Bowman, and Paul MacIntyre

Healthy diet in Canadians of low socioeconomic status with coronary heart disease :Not just a matter of knowledge and choice, Alexander Clark, Amanda Duncan, J Trevoy, S Heath, and M Chan

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Effective communication and ethical consent in decisions related to ICDs, Alexander Michael Clark, Tiny Jaarsma, P. Strachan, P. Davidson, J. Megan, J. M. Beattie, A. S. Duncan, Chantal Ski, and David R. Thompson

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Participation in community-based exercise maintenance programs after completion of hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation :A mixed-method study, Alexander Clark, C Mundy, S Catto, and Paul MacIntyre

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Relationship of television time with accelerometer-derived sedentary time : NHANES, Bronwyn Clark, Genevieve Healy, Elisabeth Winkler, Paul Gardiner, Takemi Sugiyama, David Dunstan, Charles Matthews, and Neville Owen

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Validity of self-reported measures of workplace sitting time and breaks in sitting time, Bronwyn Clark, Alicia Thorp, Elisabeth Winkler, Paul Gardiner, Genevieve Healy, Neville Owen, and David Dunstan

Childhood EEG as a predictor of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Adam Clarke, Robert Barry, Franca Dupuy, Rory McCarthy, Mark Selikowitz, and Patrick Charles Lionel Heaven

Reliability of an inexpensive and portable dynamic weight bearing asymmetry assessment system incorporating dual Nintendo Wii Balance Boards, R. A. Clark, Rian P. McGough, and Kade L. Paterson

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Design and validation of a portable, inexpensive and multi-beam timing light system using the Nintendo Wii hand controllers, Ross A. Clark, Kade L. Paterson, Callan Ritchie, Simon A. Blundell, and Adam L. Bryant

The influence of variable range of motion training on neuromuscular performance and control of external loads, Ross Clark, B Humphries, E Hohmann, and Adam Bryant

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The effects of the cardiac myosin activator, omecamtiv mecarbil, on cardiac function in systolic heart failure: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover, dose-ranging phase 2 trial, John G. F. Cleland, John R. Teerlink, Roxy Senior, Evgeny M. Nifontov, John J. V. McMurray, Chim C. Lang, Vitaly A. Tsyrlin, Barry H. Greenberg, Jamil Mayet, Darrel P. Francis, Tamaz Shaburishvili, Mark Monaghan, Mitchell Saltzberg, Ludwig Neyses, Scott M. Wasserman, Jacqueline H. Lee, Khalil G. Saikali, Cyril P. Clarke, Jonathan H. Goldman, Andrew A. Wolff, and Fady I. Malik

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Cost-effectiveness of a recommendation of universal mass vaccination for seasonal influenza in the United States, Karen M. Clements, Jeremy Chancellor, Kristin Nichol, Kelly DeLong, and David Thompson

Nutrient provision increases signalling and protein synthesis in human skeletal muscle after repeated sprints, Vernon Coffey, Daniel Moore, N Burd, T Rerecich, T Stellingwerff, A Garnham, S Phillips, and John Hawley

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Aging modifies joint power and work when gait speeds are matched, Luis Cofre, Noel Desmond Lythgo, David Morgan, and Mary Galea

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Falls in Parkinson's disease: Evidence for altered stepping strategies on compliant surfaces, Michael H. Cole, Peter A. Silburn, Joanne M. Wood, and Graham K. Kerr

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Falls in Parkinson's disease: Evidence for altered stepping strategies on compliant surfaces [accepted manuscript], Michael H. Cole, Peter A. Silburn, Joanne M. Wood, and Graham K. Kerr

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Attention shaping as a means to improve emotion perception deficits in outpatients with schizophrenia and impaired controls, D Combs, Dustin Chapman, J Waguspack, M Basso, and David Penn

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Treating disordered speech and voice in Parkinson's disease online: A randomized controlled non-inferiority trial, Gabriella Constantinescu, Deborah Theodoros, Trevor Russell, Elizabeth Ward, Stephen Wilson, and Richard Wootton

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Nurse-administered procedural sedation and analgesia in the cardiac catheter laboratory: An integrative review, Aaron W. Conway, Karen Page, John Rolley, and Linda Worrall-Carter

Developing and validating the Communicaton Function Classification System for individuals with cerebral palsy, Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, Nigel Paneth, Peter Rosenbaum, Raymond Kent, Janet Lillie, John Eulenberg, JR Ken Chester, Brenda Johnson, Lauren Michalsen, and Morgan Evatt

Rural Adolescent Alcohol, Tobacco, and illicit Drug Use :A Comparison of Students in Victoria, Australia, and Washington State, United States, Kerri Coomber, John Toumbourou, Peter Miller, Petra Staiger, Sheryl Hemphill, and Richard Catalano

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Secular trends in the incidence of hip and other osteoporotic fractures, Cyrus Cooper, Z. A. Cole, C. R. Holroyd, S. C. Earl, Nicholas C. Harvey, Elaine M. Dennison, Lisa Melton, Steven R. Cummings, and John A. Kanis

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Active children use more locations for physical activity, Kirsten Corder, James F. Sallis, Noe C. Crespo, and John P. Elder

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Alcohol withdrawal in the critical care unit, Flora A. Corfee

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Developing maximal neuromuscular power: Part 1 - Biological basis of maximal power production, Prue Cormie, Michael R. McGuigan, and Robert U. Newton

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Developing maximal neuromuscular power: Part 2 training considerations for improving maximal power production, Prue Cormie, Michael R. McGuigan, and Robert U. Newton

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Group programmes in early intervention services, Sue Cotton, Marni Luxmoore, Gina Woodhead, Dianne Albiston, John Gleeson, and Patrick McGorry

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A randomised controlled trial to prevent hospital readmissions and loss of functional ability in high risk older adults: a study protocol, Mary Denise Courtney, Helen Edwards, Anne Chang, Anthony Parker, Kathleen Finlayson, and Kyra Hamilton

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Content validity of the ResCareQA :An Australian residential care quality assessment based on resident outcomes, Mary Denise Courtney, Maria O'Reilly, Helen Edwards, and Stacey Hassall

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Many paths lead to nursing :Factors influencing students' perceptions of nursing, Leanne Cowin and Maree Johnson

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Many paths lead to nursing: Factors influencing students' perceptions of nursing, Leanne S. Cowin and Maree Johnson

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Engaging school governance leaders to influence physical activity policies, Lindsey Cox, Victoria Berends, James F. Sallis, Jessica Marie St John, Betsy McNeil, Martin Gonzalez, and Peggy Agron

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Lack of prognostic value of type D personality for mortality in a large sample of heart failure patients, James Coyne, Tiny Jaarsma, Marie-Louise Luttik, Eric van Sonderen, Dirk van Veldhuisen, and Robbert Sanderman

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Predictors of poststroke mobility : Systematic review, Louise E. Craig, O. Wu, Julie Bernhardt, and Peter Langhorne

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Developing and validating a predictive model for stroke progression, Louise Craig, O. Wu, Harper Gilmore, Mark Barber, and Peter Langhorne1

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Developing and validating a predictive model for stroke progression, Louise Craig, O. Wu, Harper Gilmore, Mark Barber, and Peter Langhorne

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Predictors of poststroke mobility : Systematic review, Louise Craig, Olivia Wu, Julie Bernhardt, and Peter Langhorne

Gender Differences in the Assessment, Stability, and Correlates to Bullying Roles in Middle School Children, A Crapanzano, Paul Frick, K Childs, and A Terranova

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Insole effects on impact loading during walking, Mark Creaby, K. May, and K L. Bennell

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Worksite physical activity policies and environments in relation to employee physical activity, Noe C. Crespo, James F. Sallis, Terry L. Conway, Brian E. Saelens, and Lawrence D. Frank

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The impact of a temporary medical ward closure on emergency department and hospital service delivery outcomes, Julia Crilly, Gerben B. Keijzers, Dirken Krahn, Michael Craig Steele, David Green, and Janeen Freeman

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Narrative skills of children born preterm, Sharon Crosbie, Alison Holm, Shannon Wandschneider, and Gayle Hemsley

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Arzoxifene for prevention of fractures and invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women, Steven R. Cummings, Michael R. McClung, Jean-Yves Reginster, David Cox, Bruce Mitlak, John Stock, Messan Amewou-Atisso, Trevor Powles, Paul Miller, Jose Ruben Zanchetta, and Claus Christiansen

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Hopes and Aspirations for Leisure and Living :Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy Talk about the Future, Amy Cussen, Christine Imms, and Linsey Howie

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Can Wii work it out?, Elizabeth V. Cyarto, Suzanne Kuys, Tim R. Henwood, and Irene Blackberry

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Segmental measurement of breast cancer-related arm lymphoedema using perometry and bioimpedance spectroscopy, Sharon Anne Czerniec, Leigh Ward, Mi-Joung Lee, Kathryn Refshauge, Jane Beith, and Sharon Kilbreath

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Segmental measurement of breast cancer-related arm lymphoedema using perometry and bioimpedance spectroscopy, Sharon Czerniec, Leigh Ward, Mi-Joung Lee, Kathryn Refshauge, Jane Beith, and Sharon Kilbreath

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Evaluation of FRAX to characterise fracture risk in Poland, E. Czerwinski, John A. Kanis, J. Osieleniec, A. Kumorek, A. Milert, Helena Johansson, Eugene V. McCloskey, and M. Gorkiewicz

A systematic review of instruments for the assessment of professional competence of physiotherapy students, Megan Dalton, Megan Davidson, and Jennifer L. Keating

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The Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice (APP) is a valid measure of professional competence of physiotherapy students: A cross-sectional study with Rasch analysis, Megan Dalton, Megan Davidson, and Jennifer L. Keating

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An early feeding practices intervention for obesity prevention, Lynde Allison Daniels, Kimberley Margaret Mallan, Jan Maree Nicholson, Karen Thorpe, Smita Nambiar, Chelsea Emma Mauch, and Anthea Magarey

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Communicating about loss: Experiences of older Australian adults with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs, Leigha Dark, Susan Balandin, and Lindy Clemson

Context therapy :a new intervention approach for children with cerebral palsy, Johanna Darrah, Mary Law, Nancy Pollock, Brenda Wilson, Dianne Russell, Stephen Walter, Peter Rosenbaum, and Barbara Galupppi

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A Systematic Review of the Measurement Properties of the Personal Care Participation, Assessment and Resource Tool (PC-Part), Susan Darzins, Christine Imms, and Marilyn Di Stefano

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Perception of cardiovascular risk following a percutaneous coronary intervention :A cross sectional study, Patricia Davidson, Yenna Salamonson, John Xavier Rolley, Bronwyn Everett, Ritin Fernandez, Sharon Andrew, Phillip Newton, S Frost, and R Denniss

Health-seeking beliefs of cardiovascular patients: A qualitative study, P. Davidson, J. Daly, D. Leung, E. Ang, G. Paull, M. DiGiacomo, K. Hancock, Y. Cao, H. Du, and David R. Thompson

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Case-loading midwifery in New Zealand: Bridging the normal/abnormal divide 'with woman', D. Davis and Kim Walker

Fear of movement, passive coping, manual handling, and severe or radiating pain increase the likelihood of sick leave due to low back pain, Anna Dawson, Philip Schluter, Paul Hodges, and Catherine Turner

A Qualitative Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment with Educaton, Melissa Day, Beverly Thorn, and Shweta Kapoor

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The global burden of cardiovascular disease, Christi Deaton, Erika Sivarajan Froelicher, Lai Har Wu, Camille Ho, Kawkab Shishani, and Tiny Jaarsma

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Predictive value of plasma galectin-3 levels in heart failure with reduced and preserved ejection fraction, Rudolf de Boer, Dirk Lok, Tiny Jaarsma, Peter van der Meer, Adriaan Voors, Hans Hillege, and Dirk van Veldhuisen

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Self-determination theory, Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan

Levels of analysis, regnant causes of behavior and well-being :The role of psychological needs, Edward Deci and Richard Ryan

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Linkages between anxiety and outcomes in heart failure, Marla J. De Jong, Misook L. Chung, Jia-Rong Wu, Barbara Riegel, Mary Kay Rayens, and Debra K. Moser

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Effects of whole body vibration therapy on main outcome measures for chronic non-specific low back pain: A single-blind randomized controlled trial, Borja del Pozo-Cruz, Miguel A. Hernández Mocholí, Jose C. Adsuar, Jose A. Parraca, Inmaculada Muro, and Narcis Gusi

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Improving health through policies that promote active travel: A review of evidence to support integrated health impact assessment, Audrey de Nazelle, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, Josep M. Antó, Michael Brauer, David Briggs, Charlotte Braun-Fahrlander, Nick Cavill, Ashley R. Cooper, Hélène Desqueyroux, Scott Fruin, Gerard Hoek, Luc Int Panis, Nicole Janssen, Michael Jerrett, Michael Joffe, Zorana Jovanovic Andersen, Elise van Kempen, Simon Kingham, Nadine Kubesch, Kevin M. Leyden, Julian D. Marshall, Jaume Matamala, Giorgos Mellios, Michelle Mendez, Hala Nassif, David Ogilvie, Rosana Peiró, Katherine Pérez, Ari Rabl, Martina Ragettli, Daniel A. Rodríguez, David Rojas, Pablo Ruiz, James F. Sallis, Jeroen Terwoert, Jean François Toussaint, Jouni Tuomisto, Moniek Zuurbier, and Erik Lebret

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Association between cardiac biomarkers and the development of ESRD in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, anemia, and CKD, Akshay S. Desai, Robert D. Toto, Petr Jarolim, Hajime Uno, Kai Uwe Eckardt, Reshma Kewalramani, Andrew S. Levey, E. F. Lewis, John McMurray, Hans Henrik Parving, Scott Solomon, and Marc A. Pfeffer

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Attitudes, beliefs, and practices of Sri Lankan nurses toward cancer pain management: An ethnographic study, S. De Silva and Colleen Rolls

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Perceived adverse drug events in heart failure : Patients' perception and related factors, R. De Smedt, F. Haaijer-Ruskamp, K. Groenier, K. van der Meer, and Tiny Jaarsma

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Self-reported adverse drug events and the role of illness perception and medication beliefs in ambulatory heart failure patients : A cross-sectional survey, Ruth De Smedt, Petra Denig, Klaas van der Meer, Flora Haaijer-Ruskamp, and Tiny Jaarsma

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Students' emotions during homework in mathematics: Testing a theoretical model of antecedents and achievement outcomes, Swantje Dettmers, Ulrich Trautwein, Oliver Ludtke, Thomas Goetz, Anne C. Frenzel, and Reinhard Pekrun

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The value of INnovative ICT guided disease management combined with Telemonitoring in OUtpatient clinics for Chronic Heart failure patients. Design and methodology of the IN TOUCH study: A multicenter randomised trial, Arjen de Vries, Richard de Jong, Martje van der Wal, Trijntje Jaarsma, Rene van Dijk, and Hans Hillege

Predicting treatment initiation in a family-based adolescent overweight and obesity intervention, Akshay Dhingra, Leah Brennan, and Jeff Walkley

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A qualitative meta-analysis of heart failure self-care practices among individuals with multiple comorbid conditions, Victoria Vaughan Dickson, Harleah G. Buck, and Barbara Riegel