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  1. Review

    Important considerations for feasibility studies in physical activity research involving persons with multiple sclerosis: a scoping systematic review and case study

    Much research has been undertaken to establish the important benefits of physical activity in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). There is disagreement regarding the strength of this research, perhaps becaus...

    Yvonne C. Learmonth and Robert W. Motl

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:1

    Published on: 9 June 2017

  2. Study Protocol

    Assessing the usefulness and acceptability of a low health literacy online decision aid about reproductive choices for younger women with breast cancer: the aLLIAnCE pilot study protocol

    Young women diagnosed with breast cancer may be confronted by many difficult decisions, especially around fertility preservation prior to commencing cancer treatment. The information to be conveyed is complex,...

    Michelle Peate, Sian Karen Smith, Victoria Pye, Alice Hucker, Catharyn Stern, Lesley Stafford, Catherine Oakman, Laura Chin-Lenn, Kerry Shanahan, Nipuni Ratnayake Gamage and Martha Hickey

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:31

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  3. Methodology

    Danish translation of a physical function item bank from the Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS)

    The Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) is an assessment system that aims to provide more valid, reliable, responsive, and precise patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures than has ...

    Christina W. Schnohr, Charlotte L. Rasmussen, Henning Langberg and Jakob B. Bjørner

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:29

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  4. Study Protocol

    Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programme for depression in people with early stages of dementia: study protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study

    Depression and dementia are major public health problems in the UK. Depression in early-stage dementia is very common and significantly reduces quality of life, speeds cognitive decline and increases functiona...

    Elisa Aguirre, Josh Stott, Georgina Charlesworth, Deirdre Noone, Jacob Payne, Mina Patel and Aimee Spector

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:28

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  5. Study Protocol

    Managing challenging behaviour in preschool children post-traumatic brain injury with online clinician support: protocol for a pilot study

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children is associated with a range of poor long-term outcomes, including behavioural disturbances. Parents can experience high levels of stress and injury-related burden, and e...

    Kaitlyn Taylor, Cathy Catroppa, Celia Godfrey, Audrey McKinlay, Jennie Ponsford, Jan Matthews and Vicki Anderson

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:30

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  6. Study Protocol

    Supporting Looked After Children and Care Leavers In Decreasing Drugs, and alcohol (SOLID): protocol for a pilot feasibility randomised controlled trial of interventions to decrease risky substance use (drugs and alcohol) and improve mental health of looked after children and care leavers aged 12–20 years

    Looked after children (LAC) and care leavers are young people who have been placed under the legal care of local authorities, in many instances due to a history of abuse and/or neglect. These young people have...

    Hayley Alderson, Ruth McGovern, Rebecca Brown, Denise Howel, Frauke Becker, Louise Carr, Alex Copello, Tony Fouweather, Eileen Kaner, Paul McArdle, Elaine McColl, Janet Shucksmith, Alison Steele, Luke Vale and Raghu Lingam

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:25

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  7. Study Protocol

    Pediatric intensive care stress ulcer prevention (PIC-UP): a protocol for a pilot randomized trial

    Despite sparse pediatric data on effectiveness, the majority of critically ill children receive medications to prevent gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Stress ulcer prophylaxis may have unintended consequences—...

    Mark Duffett, Karen Choong, Jennifer Foster, Elaine Gilfoyle, Jacques Lacroix, Nikhil Pai, Lehana Thabane and Deborah J Cook

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:26

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  8. Study Protocol

    A psychologically informed, audiologist-delivered, manualised intervention for tinnitus: protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial (Tin Man study)

    Chronic tinnitus is a common incurable condition often associated with depression, anxiety, insomnia and reduced quality of life. Within National Health Service (NHS) audiology in the United Kingdom (UK), no s...

    John A. Taylor, Deborah A. Hall, Dawn-Marie Walker, Mary McMurran, Amanda Casey, David Stockdale, Debbie Featherstone, Dean M. Thompson, Carol MacDonald and Derek J. Hoare

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:24

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  9. Research

    On Your Feet to Earn Your Seat: pilot RCT of a theory-based sedentary behaviour reduction intervention for older adults

    Of all age groups, older adults spend most of the time sitting and are least physically active. This sequential, mixed-methods feasibility study used a randomised controlled trial design to assess methods for ...

    Isabelle White, Lee Smith, Daniel Aggio, Sahana Shankar, Saima Begum, Raluca Matei, Kenneth R. Fox, Mark Hamer, Steve Iliffe, Barbara J. Jefferis, Nick Tyler and Benjamin Gardner

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:23

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  10. Research

    Culturally adaptive storytelling intervention versus didactic intervention to improve hypertension control in Vietnam: a cluster-randomized controlled feasibility trial

    Vietnam is experiencing an epidemiologic transition with an increased prevalence of non-communicable diseases. Novel, large-scale, effective, and sustainable interventions to control hypertension in Vietnam ar...

    Hoa L. Nguyen, Jeroan J. Allison, Duc A. Ha, Germán Chiriboga, Ha N. Ly, Hanh T. Tran, Cuong K. Nguyen, Diem M. Dang, Ngoc T. Phan, Nguyen C. Vu, Quang P. Nguyen and Robert J. Goldberg

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:22

    Published on: 1 May 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:2

  11. Erratum

    Erratum to: Progesterone supplementation for HIV-positive pregnant women on protease inhibitor-based antiretroviral regimens (the ProSPAR study): a study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial

    Kaitlin Siou, Sharon L. Walmsley, Kellie E. Murphy, Janet Raboud, Mona Loutfy, Mark H. Yudin, Michael Silverman, Noor N. Ladhani, Eszter Papp and Lena Serghides

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:21

    Published on: 28 April 2017

    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:49

  12. Study Protocol

    Injection versus Decompression for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome-Pilot trial (INDICATE-P)—protocol for a randomised feasibility study

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the commonest peripheral nerve disorder in the UK, with over 52,996 carpal tunnel decompressions performed in 2011. By 2030, this figure is estimated to double. Whilst evidence ...

    Will Mason, Daniel Ryan, Asif Khan, Hui-Ling Kerr, David Beard, Jonathan Cook, Ines Rombach and Cushla Cooper

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:20

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  13. Study Protocol

    A comparison of earlier and enhanced rehabilitation of mechanically ventilated patients in critical care compared to standard care (REHAB): study protocol for a single-site randomised controlled feasibility trial

    Mortality from critical illness is improving, but survivors suffer from prolonged weakness and psychological and cognitive impairments. Maximising the recovery after critical illness has been highlighted as a ...

    Catherine Snelson, Charlotte Jones, Gemma Atkins, James Hodson, Tony Whitehouse, Tonny Veenith, David Thickett, Emma Reeves, Aisling McLaughlin, Lauren Cooper and David McWilliams

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:19

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  14. Study Protocol

    Feasibility of high-intensity interval training and moderate-intensity continuous training in adults with inactive or mildly active Crohn’s disease: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    Structured exercise training has been proposed as a useful adjunctive therapy for Crohn’s disease by improving immune function and psychological health, reducing fatigue and promoting gains in muscle and bone ...

    Garry A. Tew, Roger Carpenter, Michael Seed, Simon Anderson, Louise Langmead, Caroline Fairhurst and Lindsay Bottoms

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:17

    Published on: 3 April 2017

  15. Research

    Aquatic therapy for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD): an external pilot randomised controlled trial

    Standard treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) includes regular physiotherapy. There are no data to show whether adding aquatic therapy (AT) to land-based exercises helps maintain motor function. We a...

    Daniel Hind, James Parkin, Victoria Whitworth, Saleema Rex, Tracey Young, Lisa Hampson, Jennie Sheehan, Chin Maguire, Hannah Cantrill, Elaine Scott, Heather Epps, Marion Main, Michelle Geary, Heather McMurchie, Lindsey Pallant, Daniel Woods…

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:16

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  16. Research

    Improving medication management for patients with multimorbidity in primary care: a qualitative feasibility study of the MY COMRADE implementation intervention

    For the majority of patients with multimorbidity, the prescription of multiple long-term medications (polypharmacy) is indicated. However, polypharmacy poses a risk of adverse drug events, drug interactions an...

    Carol Sinnott, Molly Byrne and Colin P. Bradley

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:14

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  17. Study Protocol

    Promoting adherence to treatment for latent TB infection through mobile phone text messaging: study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial

    An estimated two billion people, over one third of the world’s population, have latent infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (LTBI). Patient adherence to LTBI treatment is currently poor given that individual...

    Eyal Oren, Melanie L. Bell, Francisco Garcia, Carlos Perez-Velez and Lynn B. Gerald

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:15

    Published on: 13 March 2017

  18. Study Protocol

    A protocol for a cluster randomised feasibility study of an adolescent incentive intervention to increase uptake of HPV vaccination among girls

    Uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the UK is good, but there are pockets of the community who remain unprotected. Immunisation teams usually require written parental consent for a girl to rece...

    Alice S. Forster, Victoria Cornelius, Lauren Rockliffe, Laura A. V. Marlow, Helen Bedford and Jo Waller

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:13

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  19. Study Protocol

    A protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial to assess the difference between functional bracing and plaster cast for the treatment of ankle fractures

    UK Hospital Episode Statistics 2013–2014 recorded 57,286 fractures of the lower limb including the ankle. This figure is expected to continue to increase due to a greater population of older adults. Following ...

    Rebecca S. Kearney, Nick Parsons, Dipesh Mistry, Jonathan Young, Jaclyn Brown, Joanne O’Beirne-Elliman and Matthew Costa

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:11

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  20. Study Protocol

    The Herts and minds study: evaluating the effectiveness of mentalization-based treatment (MBT) as an intervention for children in foster care with emotional and/or behavioural problems: a phase II, feasibility, randomised controlled trial

    A significant proportion of children in the social care system in England present with mental health problems, with the majority experiencing some form of emotional and behavioural difficulties. The most effec...

    Nick Midgley, Sarah Jane Besser, Helen Dye, Pasco Fearon, Tim Gale, Kiri Jefferies-Sewell, Karen Irvine, Joyce Robinson, Solange Wyatt, David Wellsted and Sally Wood

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:12

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  21. Study Protocol

    Using brothel leadership to promote condom use among brothel-based female sex workers in Abuja, Nigeria: study protocol for a cluster randomized pilot trial

    The HIV prevalence among female populations involved in sex work in Nigeria has heightened interest in HIV prevention programming for this sub-population with brothel-based female sex workers (BB FSWs) having ...

    Uchenna Okafor, Rik Crutzen, Ifeanyi Okekearu, Sylvia Adebajo, Adaora Uzoh, Egbe Aneotah Awo, Chukwuemeka Chima, Ogechukwu Agwagwa and Bart van den Borne

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:10

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  22. Study Protocol

    Protocol for the evaluation of a digital storytelling approach to address stigma and improve readiness to seek services among veterans

    Research suggests that at least 10% of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan meet criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to their military experiences. National dissemination initiati...

    Brian E. Bunnell, Tatiana M. Davidson, Jessica L. Hamblen, Danna L. Cook, Anouk L. Grubaugh, Brian E. Lozano, Peter W. Tuerk and Kenneth J. Ruggiero

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:7

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  23. Research

    Development and refinement of a complex intervention within cardiac rehabilitation services: experiences from the CADENCE feasibility study

    Patients who experience a cardiac event are at higher risk of developing depression than the general population. Despite this, cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programmes do not provide a systematic approach to psy...

    Rachel Winder, Suzanne H. Richards, John L. Campbell, David A. Richards, Chris Dickens, Manish Gandhi, Christine Wright and Katrina Turner

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:9

    Published on: 13 February 2017

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