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  1. The number of older people with multiple health problems is increasing worldwide. This creates a strain on clinicians and the health service when delivering clinical care to this patient group, who themselves ...

    Authors: Joanne Butterworth, Suzanne Richards, Fiona Warren, Emma Pitchforth and John Campbell

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:161

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  2. The vast majority of children undergoing cardiac surgery have low vitamin D levels post-operative, which may contribute to greater illness severity and worse clinical outcomes. Prior to the initiation of a lar...

    Authors: James Dayre McNally, Katie O’Hearn, Dean A. Fergusson, Jane Lougheed, Dermot R. Doherty, Gyaandeo Maharajh, Hope Weiler, Glenville Jones, Ali Khamessan, Stephanie Redpath, Pavel Geier, Lauralyn McIntyre, Margaret L. Lawson, Tara Girolamo and Kusum Menon

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:159

    Content type: Research

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  3. Cooking interventions have increased in popularity in recent years. Evaluation by meta-analyses and systematic reviews show consistent changes in dietary quality reports and cooking confidence, but not of card...

    Authors: Nicole Farmer, Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, Kimberly R. Middleton, Brenda Roberson, Sharon Flynn, Alyssa T. Brooks, Narjis Kazmi, Valerie Mitchell, Billy Collins, Rachel Hingst, Lucy Swan, Shanna Yang, Seema Kakar, Timothy Harlan and Gwenyth R. Wallen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:158

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  4. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is an autonomic nervous system disorder causing an abnormal cardiovascular response to upright posture. It affects around 0.2% of the population, most commonly ...

    Authors: Gordon McGregor, Siew Wan Hee, Helen Eftekhari, Nikki Holliday, Gemma Pearce, Harbinder Sandhu, Jane Simmonds, Shivam Joshi, Lesley Kavi, Julie Bruce, Sandeep Panikker, Boon Lim and Sajad Hayat

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:157

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  5. If adults practice several motor tasks together, random practice leads to better transfer and retention compared to blocked practice. Knowledge about this contextual interference (CI) effect could be valuable ...

    Authors: Judith V. Graser, Caroline H. G. Bastiaenen, Urs Keller and Hubertus J. A. van Hedel

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:156

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  6. The World Health Organization recommends 30 min of tummy time daily for improved motor development and reduced likelihood of plagiocephaly. As only 30% of infants meet this recommendation, parents require stra...

    Authors: Lyndel Hewitt, Samantha Stephens, Abbe Spencer, Rebecca M. Stanley and Anthony D. Okely

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:155

    Content type: Research

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  7. In early-stage breast cancer, the cornerstone of treatment is surgery. After breast-conserving surgery, adjuvant radiotherapy has shown to improve locoregional control and overall survival rates. The use of br...

    Authors: Hans Van Hulle, Vincent Vakaet, Giselle Post, Annick Van Greveling, Chris Monten, An Hendrix, Koen Van de Vijver, Jo Van Dorpe, Pieter De Visschere, Geert Braems, Katrien Vandecasteele, Hannelore Denys, Wilfried De Neve and Liv Veldeman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:154

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  8. A consistently demonstrated overlap exists between the occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment, yet these issues are historically addressed by distinct systems and programming. The randomized co...

    Authors: Danielle L. Fettes, Gregory A. Aarons, Valerie Brew, Karla Ledesma and Jane Silovsky

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:153

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  9. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Aikaterini Kassavou, Charlotte Emily A’Court, Jagmohan Chauhan, James David Brimicombe, Debi Bhattacharya, Felix Naughton, Wendy Hardeman, Cecilia Mascolo and Stephen Sutton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:152

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:134

  10. Recent meta-analyses point towards cognitive impairments in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), particularly in such executive function subdomains as planning and organization. Scant attention has focused on ...

    Authors: Duncan H. Cameron, Randi E. McCabe, Karen Rowa, Charlene O’Connor and Margaret C. McKinnon

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:151

    Content type: Research

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  11. The World Health Organization Safe Childbirth Checklist tool was specifically designed for developing countries such as sub-Saharan African countries, to ensure safety and security of the couple mother and new...

    Authors: Kadidiatou Raissa Kourouma, Wambi Maurice Evariste Yaméogo, Daouda Doukouré, Marie Laurette Agbré Yacé, Akoua Tano Kamelan, Soltié Aminata Coulibaly-Koné, Tiéba Millogo and Séni Kouanda

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:150

    Content type: Research

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  12. Few efficacious pediatric obesity interventions have been successfully translated and sustained in real-world practice, often due to inadequate fit with the priorities of under-resourced populations. Lifestyle...

    Authors: Debra Haire-Joshu, Cindy Schwarz, Rebekah Jacob, Pat Kristen, Shelly Johnston, Karyn Quinn and Rachel Tabak

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:149

    Content type: Research

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  13. An optimal treatment for traumatic anterior shoulder instability (TASI) remains to be identified. A shoulder instability neuromuscular exercise (SINEX) program has been designed for patients with TASI, but has...

    Authors: Amalie Nilssen Hagesæter, Tonje Løvold, Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Jesper Blomquist, Randi Hole, Henrik Eshoj and Liv Heide Magnussen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:148

    Content type: Research

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  14. Children with intellectual disability have an IQ < 70, associated deficits in adaptive skills and are at increased risk of having clinically concerning levels of behaviour problems. In addition, parents of chi...

    Authors: Elinor Coulman, Richard Hastings, Nick Gore, David Gillespie, Rachel McNamara, Stavros Petrou, Jeremy Segrott, Jill Bradshaw, Kerry Hood, Andrew Jahoda, Geoff Lindsay, Fiona Lugg-Widger, Michael Robling, Jacqui Shurlock and Vaso Totsika

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:147

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  15. Dizziness is common among patients with first time stroke. It affects self-perceived health and is a risk factor for falls. Vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is effective for treating dizziness among various cond...

    Authors: Eva Ekvall Hansson, Hélène Pessah-Rasmussen, Annika Bring, Birgit Vahlberg and Liselott Persson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:146

    Content type: Research

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  16. Suicide risk of psychiatric patients has proven to be strongly increased in the months after discharge from a psychiatric hospital. Despite this high risk, there is a lack of systematic research on the causes ...

    Authors: Tim J. Krause, Annette Lederer, Magdalena Sauer, Jasmin Schneider, Cathrin Sauer, Burkhard Jabs, Elmar Etzersdorfer, Axel Genz, Michael Bauer, Susann Richter, Dan Rujescu and Ute Lewitzka

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:145

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  17. Although previous clinical studies suggest possible benefits of acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis (KOA), the value of acupuncture at sensitized points is uncertain. We aimed to preliminarily assess the feasi...

    Authors: Pengli Jia, Jiali Liu, Ling Li, Yanan Luo, Ying Li, Ling Zhao, Fanrong Liang, Zhibin Liu, Kang Zou, Li Tang and Xin Sun

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:144

    Content type: Research

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  18. Suicide is a global health issue. There are a number of evidence-based practices for suicide screening, assessment, and intervention that are not routinely deployed in usual care settings. The goal of this stu...

    Authors: Molly Davis, Courtney Benjamin Wolk, Shari Jager-Hyman, Rinad S. Beidas, Jami F. Young, Jennifer A. Mautone, Alison M. Buttenheim, David S. Mandell, Kevin G. Volpp, Katherine Wislocki, Anne Futterer, Darby Marx, E. L. Dieckmeyer and Emily M. Becker-Haimes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:143

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  19. Parastomal hernia (PSH) can be repaired surgically, but results to date have been disappointing, with reported recurrence rates of 30 to 76%. Other types of intervention are therefore needed to improve the qua...

    Authors: Gill Hubbard, Rebecca J. Beeken, Claire Taylor, Raymond Oliphant, Angus J. M. Watson, Julie Munro, Sarah Russell and William Goodman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:142

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  20. Young adults with perinatally acquired HIV (PAH) face several challenges, including adhering to antiretroviral therapy (ART), managing the risk of onward HIV transmission and maintaining positive well-being. S...

    Authors: Michael Evangeli, Caroline Foster, Victor Musiime, Sarah Fidler, Janet Seeley and Georgina Gnan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:141

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  21. In the last three decades, axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) has been replaced by sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in all clinically node-negative patients. However, when SLNB alone is performed in clinic...

    Authors: Abida K. Sattar, Basim Ali, Imrana Masroor, Shaista Afzal, Mohammad Usman Tariq, Romana Idrees, Maseeh Uzzaman and Wardah Khalid

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:140

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  22. Contact centres are one of the most sedentary workplaces, with employees spending a very high proportion of their working day sitting down. About a quarter of contact centre staff regularly experience musculos...

    Authors: Richard A. Parker, Jillian Manner, Divya Sivaramakrishnan, Graham Baker, Andrew Stoddart, Scott Lloyd and Ruth Jepson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:139

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  23. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) contributes significantly to mortality, hospitalisations and health care costs worldwide. There is evidence that the detection, accurate diagnosis and management of...

    Authors: Lisa Pagano, Zoe McKeough, Sally Wootton, Stephen Crone, Deborah Pallavicini, Andrew S. L. Chan, Sriram Mahadev, Nicholas Zwar and Sarah Dennis

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:138

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  24. Children with Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder (SPCD) have long-term needs in using and processing social language and have a high risk of later mental health difficulties. A manualised speech and lan...

    Authors: Catherine Adams, Jacqueline Gaile, Hazel Roddam, Janet Baxendale, Laura Clitheroe and Richard Emsley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:137

    Content type: Research

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  25. Addressing adolescent pregnancies associated health burden demands new ways of organizing maternal and child mental health services to meet multiple needs of this group. There is a need to strengthen integrati...

    Authors: Manasi Kumar, Keng-Yen Huang, Caleb Othieno, Dalton Wamalwa, Kimberly Hoagwood, Jurgen Unutzer, Shekhar Saxena, Inge Petersen, Simon Njuguna, Beatrice Amugune, Onesmus Gachuno, Fred Ssewamala and Mary McKay

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:136

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  26. Acquired brain injury (ABI) affects approximately 79.3 million individuals annually and is linked with elevated rates of depression and low mood. Existing methods for treating depression in ABI have shown mixe...

    Authors: Andrea Kusec, Fionnuala C. Murphy, Polly V. Peers, Cara Lawrence, Emma Cameron, Claire Morton, Andrew Bateman, Peter Watson and Tom Manly

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:135

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  27. This paper describes a pilot non-randomised controlled study of a highly tailored 56-day text messaging and smartphone app prototype intervention to increase adherence to anti-hypertensive medication in primar...

    Authors: Aikaterini Kassavou, Charlotte Emily A’Court, Jagmohan Chauhan, James David Brimicombe, Debi Bhattacharya, Felix Naughton, Wendy Hardeman, Cecilia Mascolo and Stephen Sutton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:134

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:152

  28. Social support has an important role in successful weight loss. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of an app-, web- and social support-based intervention in supporting adults...

    Authors: Sharon Anne Simpson, Lynsay Matthews, Juliana Pugmire, Alex McConnachie, Emma McIntosh, Elinor Coulman, Kathryn Hughes, Mark Kelson, Sarah Morgan-Trimmer, Simon Murphy, Olga Utkina-Macaskill and Laurence Anthony Russell Moore

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:133

    Content type: Research

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  29. Despite the positive effects of community health workers (CHWs) on addressing social determinants of health, improving patient health outcomes, and decreasing overall healthcare costs, there is a lack of stand...

    Authors: April Joy Damian, Sarafina Robinson, Faaiza Manzoor, Mandy Lamb, Adriana Rojas, Ariel Porto and Daren Anderson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:132

    Content type: Research

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  30. The life expectancy for people with sickle cell disease (SCD) has improved tremendously over the last 50 years. This population experiences hemolysis and vaso-occlusion in multiple organs that lead to complica...

    Authors: Charity I. Oyedeji, Katherine Hall, Alison Luciano, Miriam C. Morey and John J. Strouse

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:131

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  31. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of long-term disability in working age adults. Recent studies show that most acute TBI patients demonstrate vestibular features of dizziness and imbalance, oft...

    Authors: Rebecca M. Smith, Natalie Marroney, Jenna Beattie, Abby Newdick, Vassilios Tahtis, Caroline Burgess, Jonathan Marsden and Barry M. Seemungal

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:130

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  32. A transitional care pathway (TCP) could improve care for older patients in the last months of life. However, barriers exist such as unidentified palliative care needs and suboptimal collaboration between care ...

    Authors: Isabelle Flierman, Marjon van Rijn, Marike de Meij, Marjolein Poels, Dorende M. Niezink, Dick L. Willems and Bianca M. Buurman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:129

    Content type: Research

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  33. Sleep deficiency affects a majority of pregnant women with significant impact on daily function, mood, and pregnancy and birth outcomes. This ongoing study combines two evidence-based strategies for improving ...

    Authors: Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon, Susan M. McCurry, Carol A. Landis, Rachel Lee and Dahee Wi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:128

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  34. Remote, centralized clinical pharmacist services provided by board-certified clinical pharmacists have been shown to effectively assist in chronic disease management. We assess the feasibility of implementing ...

    Authors: Logan T. Murry, Christopher P. Parker, Rachel J. Finkelstein, Matthew Arnold and Korey Kennelty

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:127

    Content type: Research

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  35. Post-transplant weight gain affects 50–90% of kidney transplant recipients adversely affecting survival, quality of life, and risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Diet modification and physical activi...

    Authors: Cheryl A. Gibson, Aditi Gupta, J. Leon Greene, Jaehoon Lee, Rebecca R. Mount and Debra K. Sullivan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:126

    Content type: Research

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  36. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) benefit when their caregivers can effectively advocate for appropriate services. Barriers to caregiver engagement such as provider mistrust, cultural differences, s...

    Authors: Suzannah Iadarola, Melanie Pellecchia, Aubyn Stahmer, Hyon Soo Lee, Lindsay Hauptman, Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick, Samantha Crabbe, Sarah Vejnoska, Elizabeth Morgan, Heather Nuske, Paul Luelmo, Chris Friedman, Connie Kasari, Amanda Gulsrud, David Mandell and Tristram Smith

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:124

    Content type: Research

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  37. Patients, particularly older people, often experience safety issues when transitioning from hospital to home. Although the evidence is currently equivocal as to how we can improve this transition of care, inte...

    Authors: Ruth Baxter, Jenni Murray, Jane K. O’Hara, Catherine Hewitt, Gerry Richardson, Sarah Cockayne, Laura Sheard, Thomas Mills and Rebecca Lawton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:123

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  38. Asthma control in adolescents is low with half of the young people in a London study identified as having suboptimal control when measured using the Asthma Control Test. Control of asthma symptoms can be impro...

    Authors: Gioia Mosler, Katherine Harris, Jonathan Grigg and Liz Steed

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:122

    Content type: Research

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  39. Acute otitis media (AOM) is associated with high antibiotic prescribing rates. Antibiotics are somewhat effective in improving pain and middle ear effusion (MEE); however, they have unfavourable effects. Alter...

    Authors: Respati W. Ranakusuma, Amanda R. McCullough, Eka D. Safitri, Yupitri Pitoyo, Widyaningsih Widyaningsih, Christopher B. Del Mar and Elaine M. Beller

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:121

    Content type: Research

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  40. Older adults suffering partial tooth loss may need additional intervention strategies other than natural tooth replacement alone to improve their nutritional status. This study aimed to design and develop a ha...

    Authors: Leigh-Ann McCrum, Sinead Watson, Laura McGowan, Bernadette McGuinness, Christopher Cardwell, Mike Clarke, Jayne V. Woodside and Gerry McKenna

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:120

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  41. Displaced victims of interpersonal violence, such as refugees, asylum seekers, and victims of sexual exploitation, are growing in numbers and are often suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A...

    Authors: Rina S. Ghafoerkhan, Henriette E. van Heemstra, Willem F. Scholte, Joriene R. J. van der Kolk, Jackie June F. ter Heide, Simone M. de la Rie, Linda M. Verhaak, Evelien Snippe and Paul A. Boelen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:69

    Content type: Study Protocol

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:110

  42. Non-fatal self-harm is one of the commonest reasons for adults’ emergency hospital attendance. Although strongly associated with fatal and non-fatal repetition, there is weak evidence about effective intervent...

    Authors: David Owens, Alexandra Wright-Hughes, Liz Graham, Paul Blenkiron, Kayleigh Burton, Michelle Collinson, Amanda Farrin, Simon Hatcher, Katie Martin, John O’Dwyer, Louise Pembroke, David Protheroe, Sandy Tubeuf and Allan House

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:119

    Content type: Research

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  43. Adoption of responsive trauma-informed practices by staff in hospital-based paediatric care may help mitigate downstream costs associated with treatment delivery due to reduced pain and distress for children a...

    Authors: Megan Simons, Alexandra De Young, Steven M. McPhail, Gillian Harvey, Justin Kenardy, Sanjeewa Kularatna, Roy Kimble and Zephanie Tyack

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:118

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  44. Biofortification of staple food crops may be a cost-effective and sustainable approach to reducing micronutrient deficiencies in resource-poor settings with low dietary diversity. However, its success depends ...

    Authors: Usman Mahboob, Heather Ohly, Edward J. M. Joy, Victoria Moran, Mukhtiar Zaman and Nicola M. Lowe

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:117

    Content type: Research

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  45. Self-administration of medication (SAM) during hospitalization is a complex intervention where patients are involved in their course of treatment. The study aim was to pilot test the SAM intervention. The obje...

    Authors: Charlotte Arp Sørensen, Charlotte Olesen, Marianne Lisby, Ulrika Enemark and Annette de Thurah

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:116

    Content type: Research

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  46. Stroke survivors are highly sedentary; thus, breaking up long uninterrupted bouts of sedentary behaviour could have substantial health benefit. However, there are no intervention strategies specifically aimed ...

    Authors: Jennifer Hall, Sarah Morton, Jessica Hall, David J. Clarke, Claire F. Fitzsimons, Coralie English, Anne Forster, Gillian E. Mead and Rebecca Lawton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:115

    Content type: Research

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  47. Serious mental illness (SMI) is a prevalent public health problem affecting 25% of individuals in jail. Re-entry to the community following incarceration is a vulnerable time for justice-involved individuals w...

    Authors: Maji Hailemariam, Lauren M. Weinstock and Jennifer E. Johnson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:114

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  48. People with hypermobility spectrum disorder (HSD) are in great risk of experiencing shoulder symptoms, but evidence for treatment is sparse. Therefore, the objective was to evaluate the feasibility of 16-week ...

    Authors: Behnam Liaghat, Søren T. Skou, Uffe Jørgensen, Jens Sondergaard, Karen Søgaard and Birgit Juul-Kristensen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:97

    Content type: Research

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