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Chronic disease management

Testing the perceived feasibility and acceptability of a conceptually challenging exercise training program in older adults: A qualitative study

Dr Clint Miller

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Inpatients with a foot wound undergoing revascularisation surgery, what is the time frame for improvement in toe systolic pressures? A pilot study

Miss Jaspreet Kaur

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The effectiveness of felt padding for offloading diabetes-related foot ulcers, at baseline and after one week of wear

Mrs Kate Waller

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Changes in walking performance in the chronic phase of stroke recovery using botulinum toxin, physiotherapy and orthotic management: Three longitudinal case studies

Ms Janine Simondson

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Distribution of spasticity in both lower limbs of people affected by unilateral stroke and the muscles selected for botulinum toxin A injections

Dr Ettie Ben-shabat

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Understanding the foot health of aged care residents

Ms Georgia Coombes

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Efficacy of occupational therapy prescribed home modifications: A systematic review

Ms Rebecca Nicks

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Efficacy of psychosocial and vocational interventions for improving return to work outcomes in people following an acute myocardial infarction: A systematic review

Mrs Sonal Wallace

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Exercise during breast cancer chemotherapy

Dr Steve Fraser

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Screening for depression risk using the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) in an older community dwelling outpatient population

Ms Nalini Natesan

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Using information communication technology to better support clients with diabetes

Miss Carrie Wong

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A number of audits to identify the incidence of self and staff monitoring of blood glucose in patients with diabetes when attending exercise therapy over a 2 week period

Mrs Catherine Davey

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Pain and activity avoidance in adults with chronic non-specific low back pain – a qualitative study

Professor Devinder Singh

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Self care action packs for diabetic foot ulcers in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia

Miss Bethany Zubovic

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Expansion, evaluation and sustainability of a new paediatric multidisciplinary weight management service

Dr Robyn Littlewood

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Consumer collaboration 

Helping carers care: Supporting informal carers now and in the future

Ms Amy Heath

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“Brain Waves”; a stroke education program in community rehabilitation

Ms Ricci Presser

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Children with limb difference: Preparing for primary school

Mrs Alison Griffiths

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Are we meeting the wants and needs of our clients and their relatives? A survey of the Royal Rehab Brain Injury Unit physiotherapy service

Ms Sarah Fereday

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Allied health, non-government organisation and university partnerships building an evidence base for a consumer peer-led education program in youth mental health

Ms Cate Bourke

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Collaborating with consumers to enhance the communication skills of health professionals working in aged care and rehabilitation

Ms Ruth Townsend

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An evaluation of whether discharge plans meet patients’ requirements: A survey

Dr Kathy Stiller

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“Dining with Friends” An enjoyable mealtime experience for patients in hospital: Aimed at promoting socialisation and increasing meal enjoyment

Ms Natalie Lim

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Culture diversity, access, equity

Hands on health: Diversifying the healthcare workforce to improve the long-term health of disadvantaged communities

Dr Shan Bergin

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Clinical outcomes of hospital admitted acute patients with limited english proficiency

Mrs Emily Micallef

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Identifying and addressing barriers to safe and effective care of bariatric patients in a tertiary trauma hospital

Ms Jacqueline Kay

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What skills and attributes do health professionals need when working in the home to provide rehabilitation?

Ms Nicole Shaw

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eLearning programs are an effective platform to improve malnutrition knowledge

Ms Lauren Atkins

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One referral tool for AHAs – maintaining accountability

Mrs Lucy Whelan

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Cross-network AHA workforce professional development – how does this look?

Mrs Lucy Whelan

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A credentialing tool for AHA/PSO workforce

Mrs Lucy Whelan

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Competency framework for ACT Health Clinical Measurement Sciences (CMS)

Ms Kelli Rixon

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Investigating the educational value of interprofessional workshops: A pilot study

Dr Fiona Kent

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Standardising processes for Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Study (VFSS) clinics: Considerations at a profession and service-wide level

Miss Katrina Webster

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Creating quality practice education experiences: Impact of Barwon Health’s occupational therapy practice education program

Mrs Nikki Lyons, Ms Nicole Shaw

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Less writing, more talking: Using Zoom video conferencing to facilitate reflective learning during final year OT students’ transition to practice

Mr Luke Robinson

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“Being absorbed in that environment… it’s just so beneficial” – the experiences of physiotherapy students in a situated learning pilot study

Dr Clarice Tang

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Refining professional development programs for clinician-educators using their conceptions of teaching and learning

Ms Christine Frith

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Clinical supervision training – improving clinician skill and confidence

Ms Anna Nethercot

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Physiotherapists’ knowledge about dementia

Ms Patricia Maggs

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Skill set matrix: A learning framework for occupational therapists at South West Healthcare

Ms Leanne Jackson

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What happens on allied health clinical education placements?  An audit of current practice in pre-registration physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nutrition and dietetics

Mrs Kelly Saber

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Student volunteers supporting the inpatient breakfast group: A mixed methods evaluation

Mrs Erin O’Shanassy

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An innovative e-Learning tool for enhancing nursing staff competence in dysphagia management

Miss Hannah Toose

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Implementing a clinical education evaluation model for physiotherapy students and supervisors

Mr Thao Nguyen

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World Social Work Day Forum: Fostering a culture of sharing practice and research

Mrs Bobbi Henao Urrego

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Using technology to enhance the educational experience of optometry students

Dr Kwang Cham, Ms Anthea Cochrane

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Increasing research within a health service: A five year follow-up research capacity study

Mrs Michelle Petersen

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How well are allied health students prepared for client interaction? A constructive alignment case study of student-client communication competencies

Dr Renee Mackenzie

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iSAP: an innovative case based learning tool to encourage health practitioners to share authentic experiences with future practitioners

Professor Marilyn Baird

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Leadership and mentoring

Leadership and career development: The international leadership program in the Department of Social Work Services at Mt Sinai Medical Centre, New York

Ms Glenda Kerridge

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Taking bytes of allied health – The necessity of using informatics to advance

Ms Sandy Clemett

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Does clinical supervision of healthcare professionals improve quality of care? A systematic review

Mr David Snowdon

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The impact of leadership development in allied health on clients, employee and health services

Ms Janice McKeever

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Evaluation of the Peninsula Health “management of adult vitamin D status ” clinical practice guideline

Ms Helen Stratman

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The role of allied health leadership in the implementation of an electronic medical record

Miss Jane Carlin

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Direct, indirect and intangible costs of acute hand and wrist injuries: A systematic review

Mr Luke Robinson

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The organisational benefits of a strong research culture in a health service

Dr Katherine Harding

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Mental Health

Exploring the therapeutic role of social media for young adults living with suicidal ideation: an overview of a developing PhD project

Mr Paul Dodemaide

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Novel allied health models

The global tracheostomy collaborative: A multi-disicplinary quality initiative improving the lives of children and adults who have a tracheostomy around the world 

Ms Tanis Cameron

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Introducing reablement into a community health occupational therapy service: A living skills approach

Ms Mina Stevenson

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Can a new malnutrition model of care significantly contribute to reduced length of stay, increased independence and improved resident & staff satisfaction within aged care?

Ms Liz Purcell

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Complex regional pain syndrome: A new model of care improving patient outcomes

Miss Zoe Milner

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Allied health assistants in ABI: An interdisciplinary model with an embedded AHA workbook competency program

Ms Shaeron Murray

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Opportunities and challenges in achieving transformational change in allied health: A South Australian experience

Dr Saravana Kumar

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Giving a voice to people with chronic communication impairments: A feasibility study

Ms Michelle Sargent

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Clinic service review for speech and language-delayed children with cleft palate

Miss Carli Maddocks

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The wait is over: Early health care delivery for acquired hand condition

Miss Kelly Briody

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Driving innovation in allied health services for a health network

Ms Amy Thomas

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Transdisciplinary emergency department practice: Five years in, lessons learnt

Ms Jessica Toohey

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A pre-treatment speech pathology/dietitian specialist clinic for head and neck cancer patients receiving (chemo)radiotherapy

Ms Jane Harrowfield

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A retrospective review of the after-hours social work service in a tertiary-care public hospital in Australia

Mr Manoj Pereira

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Public Health Workforce innovations

Increased allied health services to general and acute medical units decreases length of stay

Dr Kathy Stiller

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Defining the role of an allied health assistant in hand therapy

Miss Laura Isherwood

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Perceived effectiveness of allied health clinical supervision: a cross sectional survey

Mr Marcus Gardner

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Expanding the scope of Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (APP) in diagnostic imaging: Results of an implementation study and ramifications for widespread adoption

Mr Adam De Gruchy

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A physiotherapy-led soft tissue injury review service reduces emergency department length of stay

Ms Caitlin Farmer

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An advanced practice women’s health clinic improves access to conservative management for continence and prolapse

Ms Caitlin Farmer

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The validity, reliability and responsiveness of the modified Iowa Level of Assistance scale in hospitalised older adults

Dr Sze-Ee Soh

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The impact on increasing workloads on allied health. What are they and what can be done?

Ms Janice McKeever

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Advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy and telehealth – improving access for patients following joint arthroplasty

Ms Belinda Cary

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Leading the way for advanced practice in occupational therapy: Implications of a scoping review and workshop

Ms Annette LeongMs Susan Giles

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Profiling the general medicine physiotherapy service delivery models across major acute metropolitan hospitals within Australia

Ms Hannah Davies

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A co-located physiotherapist and sonographer led hip dysplasia clinic can improve family satisfaction, staff satisfaction, and reduce burden of care in infants with developmental dysplasia of the hips

Mr David Harding

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Improving access for foot and ankle patients on an orthopaedic waiting list

Ms Charlotte Cooke, Ms Julia Firth

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Implementation of an advanced scope of practice physiotherapist in neurosciences clinics improves patient access to community services

Ms Jan Quiney

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Consumer preferences regarding physiotherapy practitioners in emergency departments – a qualitative investigation

Dr Stephen Gill

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Review of dietetic documentation and clinical handover processes at Peninsula Health

Ms Alice Goodman

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FLEXAR: deFining Lumbar Extension, FleXion And Rotation in the workplace

Dr Cylie Williams

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The SWIFT Collaboration: Piloting social work trauma informed care in paediatric settings at three Victorian health services – the first six months

Mrs Nicole Lind

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“Right fit, right job, right time”: A new recruitment model for allied health in public health settings

Associate Professor Genevieve Juj

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Public health; diet, exercise, lifestyle

Dietetic and educational interventions improve clinical outcomes of diabetic and obese clients with intellectual and/or mental disability

Dr Kathy Stiller

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Keep calm and protect mealtimes:  But what is the evidence?  Findings of a systematic review and meta-analyses

Dr Kate Huggins

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The risk and opportunity of employing part time clinical staff in allied health

Ms Deb Mitchell

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The feasibility of moderate-intensity cardiovascular fitness training to improve peak oxygen uptake, function, mood and quality of life following stroke. A pilot randomised controlled trial

Ms Sarah Steinfort

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Does diabetes influence a person’s functional independence whilst in hospital?

Ms Jacqueline Kay

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Exploring older adults’ perceptions, motivations, barriers and benefits to a novel outdoor exercise initiative

Mrs Myrla Sales

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Creating a healthier GV – our vending machines vs. healthy choices guidelines

Ms Sarah McTaggart

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Quality and research in Private Health

Advancing allied health evidence based practice in the private sector

Professor Meg Morris

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Relationship between knowledge of pain neurophysiology and fear avoidance in people with chronic pain

Mrs Claire Fletcher

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Investigating nutritional adequacy and patient satisfaction of the free fluid diet at Cabrini Malvern

Mrs Bek Anderson

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Effective use of Google Calendar to increase daily function in TBI population

Ms Susan Petrie

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Barriers to primary care clinician adherence to clinical guidelines for the management of low back pain: A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies

Dr Susan Slade

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Consensus on exercise reporting template (cert): Guideline development and implementation

Dr Susan Slade

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Rural Health Innovations

A new grade 3 allied health assistant role in diabetes and chronic disease management

Ms Heidi Manson

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Best practice management of the hemiplegic upper limb: Utilising telehealth to provide education to allied health clinicians in regional Victoria

Ms Jan Quiney

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Best practice management of the hemiplegic upper limb: Utilising audio-visual technology and a skilled facilitator to provide education to clinicians in regional Victoria

Mr Thao Nguyen

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Stress and anxiety management group for GEM inpatient rehabilitation: A pilot study

Ms Melissa Mew

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Providing the right health care to the right people at the right time

Ms Courtney Ward-Jackson

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Developing and expanding a collaborative regional allied health education model through learning needs analysis, and evaluation of content, mode of delivery and process

Ms Anna Sullivan

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The use of a pressure sensing device in a rural ‘Diabetic High Risk Foot Clinic’

Mr Adam McLean

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Translating research into practice

The feasibility of conducting a randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of home visits by occupational therapists after hip fracture

Ms Kylee Lockwood

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Development of TANGO, a novel screening tool to identify co-existing causes of nocturia

Ms Georgie Rose

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Facilitating empowered selection of 24 hour posture positioning & seating intervention and technology

Dr Rachael Schmidt

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In-water aquatic outcome measures to establish hydrotherapy efficacy: A systematic review

Mrs Angela Mucic

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The impact of an adjustable dynamic response ankle-foot orthosis on the gait of children with neurological and developmental conditions

Ms Stella Kravtsov

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Is clinical gait analysis useful in guiding rehabilitation therapy decisions in patients with spinal cord damage?

Ms Stella Kravtsov

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Eye gaze technology use for people with motor neurone disease: A systematic review

Ms Rebecca Lamont

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Clinical assessment and management of patients presenting to the emergency departments of a metropolitan health service with vertigo, dizziness or imbalance

Ms Melanie Lloyd

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Neuromuscular rehabilitation improves strength and reduces functional impairment following moderate-severe wrist injury

Ms Hayley O’Sullivan

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Hospital food service interventions and their effect on nutritional outcomes of cancer patients

Ms Elizabeth Doyle

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Merging research and advanced clinical knowledge: An illustration from paediatric hand therapy

Ms Rose Biggins

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Expiratory muscle strength training improves swallowing and respiratory outcomes in people with dysphagia: A systematic review

Ms Rebecca Lamont

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Development of the Translating Allied Health Knowledge (TAHK) benchmarking tool

Dr Danielle Hitch

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Using audit and feedback to change practice: Embedding clinical practice guidelines in acquired brain injury rehabilitation

Ms Rebecca Nicks

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Removing barriers to evidence translation: Facilitating clinician and patient uptake of evidence-based stroke rehabilitation

Mrs Tanya Seymour

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A novel tool for engaging eye care clinicians in patient education about the ocular health risks of tobacco smoking

Dr Laura Downie

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Can evidence-based practice be disempowering for allied health clinicians? An exploration of the experiences of speech pathologists working in acute aphasia management

Dr Abby Foster

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Speech-language pathology in paediatric palliative care: A scoping review of role and practice

Ms Lillian Krikheli

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Assessing lower limb spasticity – translating research findings into practice

Dr Ettie Ben-shabat

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Evaluation of a clinical practice guideline for the physiotherapy management of abdominal surgery patients

Ms Kristy May

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Translating practice into research: Outcomes from a successful health service / university partnership

Ms Sue Rowan

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Effectiveness of a tailored Evidence Based Practice (EBP) education program for speech pathologists

Ms Sally Brinkmann

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There is an evidence practice gap in patellofemoral pain that can be bridged

Dr Christian Barton

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Do footwear styles cause falls or increase falls risk in older women? A systematic review

Ms Annette Davis

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A phase 1 proof of concept study of the Austin ICAP (Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program) for chronic post-stroke aphasia

Ms Lauren Kovesy

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Moving forward: Barriers and enablers to mobility in a sub-acute setting

Mrs Prue McRae

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Goal attainment scaling within a community-based multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation service: behaviour change and knowledge translation

Ms Amy Jesse

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The use of goal attainment scaling to measure the outcomes of a community based occupational therapy service for adults with traumatic brain injury

Ms Claire Sauvarin

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Does the addition of two home visits to usual care improve outcomes for patients with balance impairments?

Mr Craig Whitbourne

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Physical activity levels in people with Parkinson’s disease who have deep brain stimulation

Ms Mary Danoudis

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Implications of interrupted sleep subsequent to hospitalisation for older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Miss Aislinn Lalor

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Evaluating the impact of community rehabilitation on health-related quality of life

Mr Simon Mathieson

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Pilates program design and health benefits for pregnant women: A practitioners’ survey

Ms Melissa Mazzarino

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Do supports and barriers to routine clinical assessment for children with cerebral palsy change over time? A mixed methods study

Professor Christine Imms

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