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  1. Content type: Research

    A deterioration in mental health and admission to an acute mental health unit can result in skill loss and decreased participation in daily life. Furthermore, discharge from hospital is associated with high ri...

    Authors: Mary Birken, Claire Henderson and Mike Slade

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:81

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    The challenges of conducting research with hard to reach vulnerable groups are particularly pertinent for people with learning disabilities. Data collection methods for previous cost and cost-effectiveness ana...

    Authors: John L. O’Dwyer, Amy M. Russell, Louise D. Bryant, Rebecca E. A. Walwyn, Alexandra M. Wright-Hughes, Elizabeth H. Graham, Judy M. Wright, Shaista Meer, Jacqueline Birtwistle, Amanda J. Farrin, Allan O. House and Claire T. Hulme

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:80

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    Acute respiratory infections (ARIs), caused by the high level of immaturity of the immune system, are a major cause of morbidity in preterm newborns. The probiotic Escherichia coli strain Nissle 1917 (EcN) is wel...

    Authors: Mykola L. Aryayev, Liudmyla I. Senkivska, Nataliya K. Bredeleva and Irina V. Talashova

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:79

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  4. Content type: Research

    Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is the most common knee condition among adolescents, with a prevalence of 6–7% resulting in reduced function and quality of life. Exercise therapy is recommended for treating PFP, but...

    Authors: Michael S. Rathleff, Camilla R. Rathleff, Sinead Holden, Kristian Thorborg and Jens L. Olesen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:73

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  5. Content type: Research

    Efficacy of acupuncture is difficult to demonstrate without a feasible double-blind milieu. Double-blind acupuncture needles have been validated in single session protocols with one or two needles but not been...

    Authors: Judith M. Schlaeger, Nobuari Takakura, Hiroyoshi Yajima, Miho Takayama, Alana D. Steffen, Elizabeth M. Gabzdyl, Robyn A. Nisi, Kathleen McGowan Gruber, Jason M. Bussell and Diana J. Wilkie

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:72

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  6. Content type: Research

    Patellofemoral joint (PFJ) osteoarthritis (OA) is prevalent in middle-aged and older adults. Despite this, there are minimal studies which have examined conservative interventions for PFJ OA. Weakness of proxi...

    Authors: Lisa T. Hoglund, Laura Pontiggia and John D. Kelly IV

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:70

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  7. Content type: Study Protocol

    Hypertension is the most common modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease, with an increasing prevalence with age, but with easily available medications to control it. Adverse effects of these medicati...

    Authors: Marcel Ruzicka, Brendan McCormick, Peter Magner, Tim Ramsay, Cedric Edwards, Ann Bugeja and Swapnil Hiremath

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:71

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  8. Content type: Methodology

    Experimentation is a natural part of adolescent maturation. In conjunction with increased exposure to behaviours such as alcohol or substance use, and the potentially intensified influence of peer groups, unhe...

    Authors: Jan Pringle, Lawrence Doi, Divya Jindal-Snape, Ruth Jepson and John McAteer

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:69

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  9. Content type: Study Protocol

    Parental supervised brushing (PSB) when initiated in infancy can lead to long-term protective home-based oral health habits thereby reducing the risk of dental caries. However, PSB is a complex behaviour with ...

    Authors: Ieva Eskyte, Kara Gray-Burrows, Jenny Owen, Bianca Sykes-Muskett, Tim Zoltie, Susanne Gill, Victoria Smith, Rosemary McEachan, Zoe Marshman, Robert West, Sue Pavitt and Peter Day

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:68

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  10. Content type: Study Protocol

    The most common physical deficit caused by a stroke is muscle weakness which limits a person’s mobility. Mobility encompasses activities necessary for daily functioning: getting in and out bed, on/off toilet, ...

    Authors: Angie Logan, Jennifer Freeman, Bridie Kent, Jillian Pooler, Siobhan Creanor, Jane Vickery, Doyo Enki, Andrew Barton and Jonathan Marsden

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:66

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  11. Content type: Research

    INVESTIGATE-I (INVasive Evaluation before Surgical Treatment of Incontinence Gives Added Therapeutic Effect?) was a mixed methods study to assess the feasibility of a future randomised controlled trial of inva...

    Authors: Tara Homer, Jing Shen, Luke Vale, Elaine McColl, Douglas G. Tincello and Paul Hilton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:67

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  12. Content type: Research

    Electronic patient-reported outcomes (e-PROs) may provide valid and feasible options for obtaining family input on their child’s functioning for care planning and outcome monitoring, but they have not been ado...

    Authors: Mary A. Khetani, Beth M. McManus, Kristen Arestad, Zachary Richardson, Renee Charlifue-Smith, Cordelia Rosenberg and Briana Rigau

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:65

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  13. Content type: Study Protocol

    Sepsis is a common condition which kills between 36,000 and 64,000 people every year in the UK. Early recognition and management of sepsis has been shown to reduce mortality and improve the health and well-bei...

    Authors: Chris Moore, Jenna Bulger, Matt Morgan, Timothy Driscoll, Alison Porter, Saiful Islam, Mike Smyth, Gavin Perkins, Bernadette Sewell, Timothy Rainer, Prabath Nanayakkara, Chukwudi Okolie, Susan Allen, Greg Fegan, Jan Davies, Theresa Foster…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:64

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  14. Content type: Research

    Condoms remain the main protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when used correctly and consistently. Yet, there are many reported barriers to their use such as negative attitudes, reduced se...

    Authors: Nicole Stone, Cynthia Graham, Sydney Anstee, Katherine Brown, Katie Newby and Roger Ingham

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:63

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  15. Content type: Research

    Robotic wearable exoskeletons have been utilized as a gait training device in persons with spinal cord injury. This pilot study investigated the feasibility of offering exoskeleton-assisted gait training (EGT)...

    Authors: Shuo-Hsiu Chang, Taimoor Afzal, Jeffrey Berliner and Gerard E. Francisco

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:62

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  16. Content type: Study Protocol

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common and growing problem and a leading cause of child referrals to Child and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS). It is a drain on resources across natio...

    Authors: Philippa Fibert, Clare Relton, Tessa Peasgood and David Daley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:61

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  17. Content type: Research

    It is important to be able to reliably and feasibly measure infant and toddler physical activity in order to determine adherence to current physical activity guidelines and effects on early life development, g...

    Authors: Alessandra Prioreschi, Thomas Nappey, Kate Westgate, Patrick Olivier, Soren Brage and Lisa Kim Micklesfield

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:60

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  18. Content type: Study Protocol

    Approximately 1 in 5 Canadians with HIV are unaware of their status. In many provinces and especially rural communities, barriers to HIV testing include lack of access, privacy concerns, and stigma. The availa...

    Authors: Jason Kielly, Deborah V. Kelly, Christine Hughes, Kristine Day, Stephanie Hancock, Shabnam Asghari, Jacqueline Gahagan, Carlo Marra and Hai Nguyen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:59

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    The interest of health care agencies, private payers and policy makers for patient-reported outcomes (PRO) is continuously increasing. There is a substantial need to improve capacity to collect and interpret r...

    Authors: MW. Skinner, C. Chai-Adisaksopha, R. Curtis, N. Frick, M. Nichol, D. Noone, B. O’Mahony, D. Page, J. S. Stonebraker and A. Iorio

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:58

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  20. Content type: Research

    Depression is very common among stroke survivors with estimated prevalence rates of approximately 33% among stroke survivors, but treatment options are limited. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an ...

    Authors: Bhautesh Dinesh Jani, Robert Simpson, Maggie Lawrence, Sharon Simpson and Stewart W. Mercer

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:57

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  21. Content type: Research

    Mood and anxiety disorders have a high lifetime prevalence, and their chronicity adds to the management burden of already scarce and strained mental health care resources, particularly in developing countries....

    Authors: A. S. J. Van der Watt, T. Roos, C. Beyer and S. Seedat

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:56

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  22. Content type: Study Protocol

    Recent advances in treatment have given patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) access to safer and more effective medications to treat comorbid hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Given the variety and comp...

    Authors: M. C. Politi, N. George, T. Li, K. M. Korenblat, K. J. Fowler, C. Ho, A. Liapakis, D. Roth and J. Yee

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:55

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  23. Content type: Study Protocol

    Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) reduces tremor, muscle stiffness, and bradykinesia in people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Walking speed, known to be reduced in PD, typically improves aft...

    Authors: Ryan P. Duncan, Linda R. Van Dillen, Jane M. Garbutt, Gammon M. Earhart and Joel S. Perlmutter

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:54

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  24. Content type: Research

    While there is a growing interest in the therapeutic benefits of yoga, minority populations with arthritis tend to be under-represented in the research. Additionally, there is an absence of guidance in the lit...

    Authors: Kimberly R. Middleton, Michael M. Ward, Steffany Haaz Moonaz, Miriam Magaña López, Gladys Tataw-Ayuketah, Li Yang, Ana T. Acevedo, Zavera Brandon and Gwenyth R. Wallen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:53

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  25. Content type: Study Protocol

    Current guidelines for the provision of protein for critically ill patients are based on incomplete evidence, due to limited data from randomised controlled trials. The present pilot randomised controlled tria...

    Authors: Kate Fetterplace, Adam M. Deane, Audrey Tierney, Lisa Beach, Laura D. Knight, Thomas Rechnitzer, Adrienne Forsyth, Marina Mourtzakis, Jeffrey Presneill and Christopher MacIsaac

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:52

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