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  1. Emerging adults with early psychosis demonstrate high rates of service disengagement from critical early intervention services. Decision support interventions and peer support have both been shown to enhance s...

    Authors: Elizabeth C. Thomas, John Suarez, Alicia Lucksted, Laura A. Siminoff, Irene Hurford, Lisa B. Dixon, Maria O’Connell, David L. Penn and Mark S. Salzer

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:189

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  2. Chronic low back pain (cLBP) is the leading cause of disability among older adults and one of the top reasons for seeking healthcare, resulting in significant decrements in physical functioning. Because older ...

    Authors: Paige E. Lysne, Shreela Palit, Calia A. Morais, Lucas C. DeMonte, Maria Lakdawala, Kimberly T. Sibille and Emily J. Bartley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:188

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  3. Rehabilitation after stroke seldom focuses on needs related to an active everyday life and the process of change that people must undergo to adapt to an altered capacity and life situation. In particular, occu...

    Authors: Maria Larsson-Lund, Eva Månsson Lexell and Anneli Nyman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:187

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  4. Self-management of type 1 diabetes (T1D) is complex and can be particularly challenging for young adults. This is reflected in the high blood glucose values and rates of clinic non-attendance in this group. Th...

    Authors: Eimear C. Morrissey, Bláthín Casey, Lisa Hynes, Sean F. Dinneen and Molly Byrne

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:186

    Content type: Research

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  5. Viral airway infections are a major reason for doctor’s visits at pre-school age, especially when associated with wheezing. While proper treatment requires adequate recognition of airway obstruction, caretaker...

    Authors: Stephanie Dramburg, Ellen Dellbrügger, Wim van Aalderen and Paolo Maria Matricardi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:185

    Content type: Research

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  6. The current study explored how to recruit patients soon after a traumatic event, to deliver a novel intervention in a new emergency department in Sweden. This brief behavioral intervention aims to prevent intr...

    Authors: Marie Kanstrup, Ann Rudman, Katarina Göransson, Emil Andersson, Klara Olofsdotter Lauri, Emma Rapoport, Linda Sunnergård, Maria Bragesjö, Erik Andersson, Lalitha Iyadurai and Emily A. Holmes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:184

    Content type: Research

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  7. High unemployment rates and limited access to resources, services, and economic opportunities are associated with many types of violence. In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, most violence is experienced by unemployed,...

    Authors: Anne H. Outwater, Alison G. Abraham, Masunga K. Iseselo, Linda Helgesson Sekei, Method R. Kazaura and Japheth Killewo

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:183

    Content type: Research

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  8. About 30% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) do not develop functional speech and remain non-verbal or minimally verbal even after years of speech, language and educational interventions. A wide r...

    Authors: Tim I. Williams, Tom Loucas, Jacqueline Sin, Mirjana Jeremic, Georgia Aslett, Melissa Knight, Sara Fincham-Majumdar and Fang Liu

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:182

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  9. The Needs in Recovery Assessment (NiRA) is a newly developed needs assessment tool, designed to identify the needs of people recovering from mental illness. This tool has been evaluated outside of the clinical...

    Authors: Ellen L. Davies, Andrea L. Gordon, Kenneth J. Hooper, Robert E. Laing, Elizabeth A. Lynch, Lemuel J. Pelentsov, Adrian J. Esterman and Gillian Harvey

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:181

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  10. DIALOG+ is a resource-oriented and evidence-based intervention to improve quality of life and reduce mental distress. While it has been extensively studied in mental health care, there is little evidence for h...

    Authors: Francois van Loggerenberg, Michael McGrath, Dickens Akena, Harriet Birabwa-Oketcho, Camilo Andrés Cabarique Méndez, Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, Alma Džubur Kulenoviĉ, Maja Muhić, Nelson K. Sewankambo, Hana Sikira and Stefan Priebe

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:180

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  11. While using an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) in the weeks after an ED visit reduces repeat visits, few children receive a needed prescription. Because a prescription may not be filled or used, dispensing ICS at...

    Authors: Lynn B. Gerald, Joe K. Gerald, John M. VanBuren, Ashley Lowe, Cecilia C. Guthrie, Eileen J. Klein, Andrea Morrison, Emily Startup and Kurt Denninghoff

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:179

    Content type: Research

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  12. Previous studies have shown that stigma is a major barrier to participation in psychiatric research and that individuals who participate in psychiatric research may differ clinically and demographically from n...

    Authors: Julia Woo, Hamnah Shahid, Alannah Hillmer, Alamna Abdullah, Sarah Deshpande, Balpreet Panesar, Nitika Sanger and Zena Samaan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:178

    Content type: Research

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  13. Portion size is known to be a key driver of food intake. As consumed portions are often pre-planned, ‘ideal portion size’—an individual’s preferred meal size selected prior to eating—has been identified as a s...

    Authors: Rochelle Embling, Michelle D. Lee, Menna Price and Laura L. Wilkinson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:177

    Content type: Methodology

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  14. The World Health Organization (WHO) released guidelines for physical activity, sedentary behavior, and sleep for children under 5 years of age in 2019. In response to these guidelines, this pilot study aimed t...

    Authors: Mohammad Sorowar Hossain, Iztiba M. Deeba, Mahmudul Hasan, Katharina E. Kariippanon, Kar Hau Chong, Penny L. Cross, Shameema Ferdous and Anthony D. Okely

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:176

    Content type: Research

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  15. Cardiac point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) training has been integrated into medical school curricula. However, there is no standardized cardiac POCUS training method for medical students. To address this issue,...

    Authors: Satoshi Jujo, Jannet J. Lee-Jayaram, Brandan I. Sakka, Atsushi Nakahira, Akihisa Kataoka, Masaki Izumo, Kenya Kusunose, Natsinee Athinartrattanapong, Sayaka Oikawa and Benjamin W. Berg

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:175

    Content type: Research

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  16. The biopsychosocial model is recommended in the management of non-specific low back pain but musculoskeletal practitioners can lack skills in assessing and managing patients using a biopsychosocial framework. ...

    Authors: Jerry Draper-Rodi, Steven Vogel and Annette Bishop

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:174

    Content type: Research

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  17. Careful consideration and planning are required to establish “sufficient” evidence to ensure an investment in a larger, more well-powered behavioral intervention trial is worthwhile. In the behavioral sciences...

    Authors: Michael W. Beets, Lauren von Klinggraeff, R. Glenn Weaver, Bridget Armstrong and Sarah Burkart

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:173

    Content type: Commentary

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  18. Prolonged sitting increases the risk of cardio-metabolic disease. Office-based employees are particularly susceptible to high rates of this sedentary behaviour during work hours. Laboratory studies indicate th...

    Authors: Elaine A. Hargreaves, Jillian J. Haszard, Sally Shaw and Meredith C. Peddie

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:172

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  19. Strategies to preserve ovarian function after ovarian endometriotic cyst removal have been reported in many studies; however, no study has evaluated tranexamic acid administration during surgery.

    Authors: Prangthip Akkaranurakkul, Srithean Lertvikool, Woradej Hongsakorn, Orawin Vallibhakara, Siriluk Tantanavipas, Krissada Paiwattananupant, Wichai Ittichaikulthol, Apirom Vongsakulyanon, Sakda Arj-Ong Vallibhakara, Makaramas Anantaburana and Areepan Sophonsritsuk

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:171

    Content type: Research

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  20. Research consistently reports elevated rates of exposure to traumatic events and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in people with severe mental illness (SMI). PTSD may be adequately managed with psychother...

    Authors: Keneilwe Molebatsi, Lauren C. Ng and Bonginkosi Chiliza

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:170

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  21. The worldwide prevalence of anxiety in older adults is estimated at between 6 and 10%. In Canada, adults 65 and older experience anxiety at a rate of 6.4%, affecting more than 300,000 people. Anxiety in older ...

    Authors: Stacey Hatch, Dorothy Kessler, Marcia Finlayson and Soham Rej

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:169

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  22. People with severe mental illness (SMI) have an increased risk of premature mortality, predominantly due to somatic health conditions. Evidence indicates that primary and tertiary prevention and improved treat...

    Authors: M. P. Rozing, A. Jønsson, R. Køster-Rasmussen, T. D. Due, J. Brodersen, K. H. Bissenbakker, V. Siersma, S. W. Mercer, A. D. Guassora, J. Kjellberg, P. K. Kjellberg, M. H. Nielsen, I. Christensen, J. E. Bardram, F. Martiny, A. Møller…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:168

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  23. Asthma-related morbidity is increased in overweight patients, yet providers are given little guidance on how to discuss weight and asthma management with overweight teens.

    Authors: Christine L. M. Joseph, Gwen L. Alexander, Mei Lu, Stacy L. Leatherwood, Rachel Kado, Heather Olden, Christina Melkonian, Cheryl A. Miree and Christine Cole Johnson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:167

    Content type: Research

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  24. The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a risk cluster for a number of secondary diseases. The implementation of prevention programs requires early detection of individuals at risk. However, access to health care pro...

    Authors: Anne Schraplau, Andrea Block, Andreas Häusler, Pia-Maria Wippert, Michael A. Rapp, Heinz Völler, Klaus Bonaventura and Frank Mayer

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:166

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  25. People who self-harm are at high risk for future suicide and often suffer considerable emotional distress. Depression is common among people who self-harm and may be an underlying driver of self-harm behaviour...

    Authors: Pooja Saini, Anna Hunt, Peter Taylor, Catherine Mills, Caroline Clements, Helen Mulholland, Cecil Kullu, Mark Hann, Rui Duarte, Felicity Mattocks, Else Guthrie and Mark Gabbay

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:165

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  26. Aviation has used a real-time observation method to advance anonymised feedback to the front-line and improve safe practice. Using an experiential learning method, this pilot study aimed to develop an observat...

    Authors: E. S. Anderson, T. R. L. Griffiths, T. Forey, F. Wobi, R. I. Norman and G. Martin

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:164

    Content type: Research

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  27. A rotator cuff tear is a common disabling shoulder problem. Symptoms include pain, weakness, lack of mobility and sleep disturbance. Many patients require surgery to repair the tear; however, there is a high f...

    Authors: Jonathan A. Cook, Mathew Baldwin, Cushla Cooper, Navraj S. Nagra, Joanna C. Crocker, Molly Glaze, Gemma Greenall, Amar Rangan, Lucksy Kottam, Jonathan L. Rees, Dair Farrar-Hockley, Naomi Merritt, Sally Hopewell, David Beard, Michael Thomas, Melina Dritsaki…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:163

    Content type: Research

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  28. The aim of this study was to examine feasibility of trial processes and group-based, structured exercise training in patients with first-episode psychosis.

    Authors: Julie Midtgaard, Helle Schnor, Eik D. Bjerre, Tobias Jespersen, Nina Jelsøe, Nanna Frølund, Søren Seier, Jacob W. Rønbøg, Nikolai B. Nordsborg and Bjørn H. Ebdrup

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:162

    Content type: Research

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  29. Sleep disturbances in hospitalized patients are linked to poor recovery. In preparation for a future randomized controlled trial, this pilot study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of a multi-compone...

    Authors: Noah R. Mason, Nicola M. Orlov, Samantha Anderson, Maxx Byron, Christine Mozer and Vineet M. Arora

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:161

    Content type: Research

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  30. Advancements in therapies for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) have decreased mortality, leading to increased prevalence of chronic complications including bone disease. CF-related bone disease (CFBD) is cha...

    Authors: Malinda Wu, Rabindra Tirouvanziam, Neha Arora and Vin Tangpricha

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:160

    Content type: Research

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  31. Authors: Yanhong Jessika Hu, Xudong Zhou, Shanjuan Wang, Merlin Willcox, Colin Garner, David Brown, Taeko Becque, Beth Stuart, Zongru Han, Qin Chang, Michael Moore and Paul Little

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:159

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:126

  32. By 2050, worldwide dementia prevalence is expected to triple. Affordable, scalable interventions are required to support protective behaviours such as physical activity, cognitive training and healthy eating. ...

    Authors: Rosie Essery, Sebastien Pollet, Kirsten A. Smith, Fiona Mowbray, Joanna Slodkowska-Barabasz, James Denison-Day, Victoria Hayter, Katherine Bradbury, Elisabeth Grey, Max J. Western, Alexander Milton, Cheryl Hunter, Anne E. Ferrey, Andre Matthias Müller, Beth Stuart, Nanette Mutrie…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:158

    Content type: Research

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  33. Cardiothoracic surgical outcomes are poorer in people with diabetes compared with those without diabetes. There are two important uncertainties in the management of people with diabetes undergoing major surger...

    Authors: Richard I. G. Holt, Katharine Barnard-Kelly, Giorgos Dritsakis, Kerensa I. Thorne, Lauren Cohen, Elizabeth Dixon, Mayank Patel, Philip Newland-Jones, Helen Partridge, Suvitesh Luthra, Sunil Ohri, Kareem Salhiyyah, Jo Picot, John Niven and Andrew Cook

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:157

    Content type: Research

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  34. Dizziness is a common complaint that often persists and leads to disability and distress. Several cognitive and behavioural responses may contribute to the neurobiological adaptations that maintain persistent ...

    Authors: David Herdman, Sam Norton, Marousa Pavlou, Louisa Murdin and Rona Moss-Morris

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:156

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  35. A randomised controlled trial (RCT) on integrated malaria prevention, which advocates the use of several malaria prevention methods holistically, has been proposed. However, before conducting an RCT, it is rec...

    Authors: David Musoke, Carol Namata, Rawlance Ndejjo, John C. Ssempebwa and Miph B. Musoke

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:155

    Content type: Research

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  36. The PD COMM pilot randomised controlled trial compared Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT® LOUD) with standard NHS speech and language therapy (SLT) and a control arm in people with Parkinson’s disease (PwPD)...

    Authors: Sarah Scobie, Sue Jowett, Tosin Lambe, Smitaa Patel, Rebecca Woolley, Natalie Ives, Caroline Rick, Christina Smith, Marion C Brady, Carl Clarke and Cath Sackley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:154

    Content type: Research

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  37. Research has consistently demonstrated that preventive cardiology programs have limited success, and healthy practices among high-risk individuals remain suboptimal. Furthermore, there are no current programme...

    Authors: Justin Lee Mifsud, John Stephenson, Felicity Astin and Joseph Galea

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:153

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  38. The purpose of this feasibility study was to improve and implement an intervention aimed at enhancing medication adherence in sub-optimally controlled and non-adherent type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients in primar...

    Authors: Stijn Hogervorst, Marcel Adriaanse, Hella Brandt, Marcia Vervloet, Liset van Dijk and Jacqueline Hugtenburg

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:152

    Content type: Research

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  39. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disorder linked with a multitude of extra pulmonary manifestations (also known as treatable traits), including low bone mineral density (BMD). To date, no spec...

    Authors: Erin Cecins, Kylie Hill, Dennis R. Taaffe, David Manners, Anne-Marie Hill, Robert U. Newton, Daniel A. Galvão and Vinicius Cavalheri

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:151

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  40. This feasibility study investigated the viability of implementing a cognitive-based training program (NeuroTracker) and assessing its potential effects on academic performance for adolescents with extremely lo...

    Authors: Catherine Archambault, Domenico Tullo, Emma Clark, Jocelyn Faubert and Armando Bertone

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:150

    Content type: Research

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  41. In this protocol, we outline a mixed-methods randomized feasibility trial of Brief Relaxation, Education and Trauma Healing (BREATHE) Ethiopia. BREATHE Ethiopia is a culturally and contextually adapted interve...

    Authors: Lauren C. Ng, Eyerusalem Getachew Serba, Benyam W. Dubale, Abebaw Fekadu and Charlotte Hanlon

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:149

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  42. Individuals who are ‘moderately’ or ‘severely’ dependent consume alcohol at levels that are likely to have a severe impact on their own health and mortality, the health and behaviours of others (family members...

    Authors: Christos Kouimtsidis, Ben Houghton, Heather Gage, Caitlin Notley, Vivienne Maskrey, Allan Clark, Richard Holland, Anne Lingford-Hughes, Bhaskar Punukollu, Morro Touray and Theodora Duka

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:148

    Content type: Research

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  43. Psychological treatments are widely tested and have been effective in treating depressive symptoms. However, implementation of psychological treatments in the real world and in diverse populations remains diff...

    Authors: Biksegn Asrat, Crick Lund, Fentie Ambaw and Marguerite Schneider

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:147

    Content type: Research

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  44. Large studies have shown that stroke is among the most relevant causes of acquired adult disability. Walking and balance impairment in stroke survivors often contribute to a restriction in daily activities and...

    Authors: Kristina Traxler, Franz Schinabeck, Eva Baum, Edith Klotz and Barbara Seebacher

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:146

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  45. Male condoms are effective in preventing common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancy, if used correctly and consistently. However, condom use errors and problems are common and young...

    Authors: Nicola Knights, Nicole Stone, Tom Nadarzynski, Katherine Brown, Katie Newby and Cynthia A. Graham

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:145

    Content type: Research

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  46. Parent carers of children with special educational needs or disability are at higher risk of poor mental and physical health. The need for a tailored, peer-led group programme was raised by parent carers, who ...

    Authors: Gretchen Bjornstad, Beth Cuffe-Fuller, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Mary Fredlund, Annabel McDonald, Kath Wilkinson, Jenny Lloyd, Annie Hawton, Vashti Berry, Mark Tarrant, Aleksandra Borek, Katharine Fitzpatrick, Annette Gillett, Shelley Rhodes, Stuart Logan and Christopher Morris

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:144

    Content type: Research

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  47. A pediatric cancer diagnosis and its treatment can have a detrimental effect on the mental health of children and their families. Screening to identify psychosocial risk in families has been recognized as a st...

    Authors: Leandra Desjardins, Kelly Hancock, Peter Szatmari, Sarah Alexander, Wendy Shama, Claire De Souza, Denise Mills, Oussama Abla and Maru Barrera

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:143

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  48. Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic, debilitating illness with significant medical morbidity, often secondary to current treatments, and a high recurrence rate. This burden of disease reflects limitations in th...

    Authors: Noah C. A. Cooke, Asem Bala, Johane P. Allard, Susy Hota, Susan Poutanen and Valerie H. Taylor

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:142

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  49. This study reports findings from formative research conducted to assess the feasibility and inform the design and implementation of the Addressing Hidden Hunger with Agronomy (AHHA) trial. The AHHA trial was a...

    Authors: Gabriella Chiutsi-Phiri, Alexander A. Kalimbira, Leonard Banda, Patson C. Nalivata, Marion Sanuka, Zione Kalumikiza, Limbanazo Matandika, Joseph Mfutso-Bengo, Elizabeth Allen, Elaine Ferguson, Joanna Sturgess, Martin R. Broadley, Simon Langley-Evans, Kate Millar, Dawd Gashu and Edward J. M. Joy

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:141

    Content type: Research

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  50. Many children in low- and middle-income countries lack the stimulation needed to support healthy growth and development. Sensitive interactions between caregivers and infants may promote healthy movement behav...

    Authors: Stephanie V. Wrottesley, Rebecca Pearson and Alessandra Prioreschi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:140

    Content type: Research

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