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  1. In patients treated for cardiac disease, loneliness is known to contribute negatively to health behavior, health outcome, and increase risk of cardiac and all-cause mortality. Even so, in health care research,...

    Authors: Mitti Blakø, Anne Vinggaard Christensen, Ida Elisabeth Højskov, Pernille Palm and Selina Kikkenborg Berg
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:22
  2. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC) with stone extraction and papillotomy with subsequent laparoscopic cholecystectomy—the two-step approach—is the standard treatment of common bile duct stones in many...

    Authors: Anders Kirkegaard-Klitbo, Daniel Mønsted Shabanzadeh, Markus Harboe Olsen, Jane Lindschou, Christian Gluud and Lars Tue Sørensen
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:21
  3. Therapeutic footwear and insoles are preventative strategies to reduce elevated plantar pressures associated with diabetic foot ulcer risk. An insole intervention appropriate for chairside delivery optimising ...

    Authors: Richard Collings, Jennifer Freeman, Jos M. Latour, Joanne Hosking and Joanne Paton
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:20
  4. The available care for people with psychosis in South Africa is inadequate to support personal recovery. Group peer support interventions are a promising approach to foster recovery, but little is known about ...

    Authors: Laura Asher, Bongwekazi Rapiya, Julie Repper, Tarylee Reddy, Bronwyn Myers, Charlotte Hanlon, Inge Petersen and Carrie Brooke-Sumner
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:19
  5. Antimicrobial resistance is a leading global public health threat, with inappropriate use of antimicrobials in healthcare contributing to its development. Given this urgent need, we developed a complex ePrescr...

    Authors: Christopher J. Weir, Imad Adamestam, Rona Sharp, Holly Ennis, Andrew Heed, Robin Williams, Kathrin Cresswell, Omara Dogar, Sarah Pontefract, Jamie Coleman, Richard Lilford, Neil Watson, Ann Slee, Antony Chuter, Jillian Beggs, Sarah Slight…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:18
  6. Dental caries is common in young people and has wide-ranging ramifications for health and quality of life. Text messaging interventions show promise as a means to promote oral health behaviour change among you...

    Authors: Hannah Ainsworth, Zoe Marshman, Katie Whiteside, Debbie Sykes, Caroline Fairhurst, Emma Turner, Ivor Chestnutt, Peter Day, Donna Dey, Louise Elliott, Sarab El-Yousfi, Catherine Hewitt, Claire Jones, Sue Pavitt, Mark Robertson, David Torgerson…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:17
  7. There are more than 1 million hospital admissions and 3 million emergency visits for heart failure in the USA annually. Although spouse/partners make substantial contributions to the management of heart failur...

    Authors: Karen S. Lyons, Carol J. Whitlatch, Amanda R. Vest, Jenica N. Upshaw, Stacy Hutton Johnson, Jeremiah Morelock and Christopher S. Lee
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:16
  8. Chronic pain is a major source of human suffering, and chronic low back pain (cLBP) is among the most prevalent, costly, and disabling of pain conditions. Due to the significant personal and societal burden an...

    Authors: Steven D. Pratscher, Kimberly T. Sibille and Roger B. Fillingim
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:15
  9. Pediatric obesity management can be successful, but some families discontinue care prematurely (i.e., attrition), limiting treatment impact. Attrition is often a consequence of barriers and constraints that li...

    Authors: Geoff D. C. Ball, Marcus G. O’Neill, Rafat Noor, Angela Alberga, Rima Azar, Annick Buchholz, Michelle Enright, Josie Geller, Josephine Ho, Nicholas L. Holt, Tracy Lebel, Rhonda J. Rosychuk, Jean-Eric Tarride and Ian Zenlea
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:14
  10. The UK’s living-donor kidney transplant (LDKT) activity falls behind that of many other countries internationally, with less than 20% of those eligible receiving a LDKT each year. Certain individuals with kidn...

    Authors: Pippa K. Bailey, Fergus J. Caskey, Stephanie MacNeill, Rachel Ashford, Lindsay Pryce, Liise Kayler and Yoav Ben-Shlomo
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:13
  11. Exercise therapy is safe and effective in people with single conditions, but the feasibility in people with two or more conditions is unclear. Therefore, the aim was to evaluate the feasibility of exercise the...

    Authors: Søren T. Skou, Rasmus H. Brødsgaard, Mette Nyberg, Mette Dideriksen, Uffe Bodtger, Alessio Bricca and Madalina Jäger
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:12
  12. Modulating the microbiota in the large intestine of kidney transplant recipients through prebiotic supplementation may prevent infectious complications from occurring. To date, there have been no interventiona...

    Authors: Samuel Chan, Carmel M. Hawley, Elaine M. Pascoe, Christopher Cao, Katrina L. Campbell, Scott B. Campbell, Ross S. Francis, Rachael Hale, Nicole M. Isbel, Mark Morrison and David W. Johnson
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:11
  13. Evidence for benefits of physical activity after stroke is unequivocal. However, many people with stroke are inactive, spending > 80% of waking hours sedentary even when they have physical capacity for activit...

    Authors: Jacqui H. Morris, Linda Irvine, Tricia Tooman, Stephan U. Dombrowski, Brendan McCormack, Frederike Van Wijck and Maggie Lawrence
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:10
  14. Optimising blood pressure (BP) control is one of the most important modifiable risk factors in preventing subsequent stroke where the risk increases by one-third for every 10 mmHg rise in systolic BP. This stu...

    Authors: R. Doogue, P. Hayes, R. Hebert, A. Sheikhi, T. Rai, K. Morton, C. Roman, R. J. McManus and L. G. Glynn
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:9
  15. At present, even the first-line medication epinephrine still shows no evidence of a favourable neurological outcome in patients with sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The high mortality of patients with postcardiac...

    Authors: Ruifeng Zeng, Fang Lai, Manhua Huang, Decai Zhu, Baijian Chen, Lanting Tao, Wei Huang, Chengzhi Lai and Banghan Ding
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:8
  16. Radical cystectomy (RC) with urinary diversion is the recommended treatment for selected cases of non-metastatic high-risk non-muscle-invasive and muscle-invasive bladder cancer. It remains unknown whether rob...

    Authors: Sophia Liff Maibom, Ulla Nordström Joensen, Eske Kvanner Aasvang, Malene Rohrsted, Peter Ole Thind, Per Bagi, Thomas Kistorp, Alicia Martin Poulsen, Lisbeth Nerstrøm Salling, Henrik Kehlet, Klaus Brasso and Martin Andreas Røder
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:7
  17. In Singapore, research teams seek informed patient consent on an ad hoc basis for specific clinical studies and there is typically a role separation between operational and research staff. With the enactment o...

    Authors: Xuling Lin, Joanne Yong Ern Yuen, Wei Quan Jeremy Chan, Tushar Gosavi Divakar, Nicole Chwee Har Keong, Lester Chee How Lee, Sumeet Kumar, Chew Seah Tan, Kim Chin Pauline Soon, Yee Pheng Amy Chew, Heriati Mohd Yazid, Farah Julieanna Mohd Saleh, Fenglong Cai, Fui Chih Chai, Nur Fakhirah Mohamed Azwan, Nurhidayah Mohamad Faizal…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:6
  18. Mental disorders, including major depressive disorder (MDD), are a leading cause of non-fatal burden of disease globally. Current conventional treatments for depression have significant limitations, and there ...

    Authors: Jessica E. Green, Amelia J. McGuinness, Michael Berk, David Castle, Eugene Athan, Christopher Hair, Philip Strandwitz, Amy Loughman, Andrew A. Nierenberg, John F. Cryan, Mohammadreza Mohebbi and Felice Jacka
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:5
  19. Self-management support (SMS) forms a central pillar in the management of long-term conditions. It is firmly aligned with UK health policy but there is a paucity of evidence exploring how it is enacted in the ...

    Authors: Laurence Edward Lee, Stefan Tino Kulnik, Geoffrey M. Curran, Annette Boaz and Gita M. Ramdharry
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:4
  20. The mental and financial strain linked to unpaid caregiving has been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic. In sub-Saharan Africa, carers of adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) are critical for maintenance of...

    Authors: Stanley Carries, Zibuyisile Mkhwanazi, Lovemore Sigwadhi, Mosa Moshabela, Makandwe Nyirenda, Jane Goudge and Darshini Govindasamy
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:3
  21. In the UK, one third of people with dementia live in residential care homes, a sector where high staff turnover negatively affects continuity of care. To examine the effect of including personhood and citizens...

    Authors: Jason Corner, Bridget Penhale and Antony Arthur
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:2
  22. Sarcopenia is a progressive and generalised loss of muscle mass and function with advancing age and is a major contributor to frailty. These conditions lead to functional disability, loss of independence, and ...

    Authors: Daniel P. Bailey, Cherry Kilbride, Jamie H. Harper, Christina Victor, Marsha L. Brierley, David J. Hewson and Angel M. Chater
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:1
  23. Half of all mental disorders start during adolescence, before 14 years. In India, the current prevalence of mental disorders in 13–17 years age group was 7.3%. Many gaps persist in the mental healthcare delive...

    Authors: Archana Siddaiah, Krishnamachari Srinivasan, Veena Satyanarayana and Maria L. Ekstrand
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:267
  24. The Harambee study is a cluster randomized trial in Western Kenya that tests the effect, mechanisms, and cost-effectiveness of integrating community-based HIV and non-communicable disease care within microfina...

    Authors: Catherine Kafu, Juddy Wachira, Victor Omodi, Jamil Said, Sonak D. Pastakia, Dan N. Tran, Jael Adongo Onyango, Dan Aburi, Marta Wilson-Barthes, Omar Galárraga and Becky Lynn Genberg
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:266
  25. Uganda has one of the highest fertility rates globally, but only 30% of women report using an effective method of contraception. Community-based, multi-level interventions are needed to help couples in rural U...

    Authors: Katelyn M. Sileo, Christine Muhumuza, Samuel Sekamatte, Haruna Lule, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Trace S. Kershaw and Susan M. Kiene
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:265
  26. Antiretroviral treatment (ART) is the most effective clinical intervention for reducing morbidity and mortality among persons living with HIV. However, in Uganda, there are disparities between men and women in...

    Authors: K. M. Sileo, R. K. Wanyenze, A. Anecho, R. Luttinen, C. Semei, B. Mukasa, W. Musoke, S. H. Vermund, S. L. Dworkin, J. F. Dovidio, B. S. Taylor and T. S. Kershaw
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:264
  27. Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) undergoing open-heart surgery are at risk for developmental impairments with motor delay manifesting first and contributing to parental concerns. Only a few interve...

    Authors: Elena Mitteregger, Tineke Dirks, Manuela Theiler, Oliver Kretschmar and Beatrice Latal
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:263
  28. Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) are a major reason for consultations in primary care, hospital admissions, deterioration in function, and mortality. Despite the majority o...

    Authors: Xiao-Yang Hu, Tom Oliver, Merlin Willcox, Catherine Simpson, Kerensa Thorne, Jeanne Trill, Nick Francis, Beth Stuart, Michael Thomas, Paul Little, Jian-Ping Liu, Gareth Griffiths and Michael Moore
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:262
  29. Physical inactivity and unhealthy dietary habits are known to be disadvantageous for the development of late adverse effects in survivors of childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer. To make interventions...

    Authors: Eline Bouwman, Rosella P. M. G. Hermens, Morven C. Brown, Vera Araújo-Soares, Nicole M. A. Blijlevens, Tomas Kepak, Katerina Kepakova, Leontien C. M. Kremer, Selina R. van den Oever, Helena J. H. van der Pal, Roderick Skinner, Saskia M. F. Pluijm and Jacqueline J. Loonen
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:260
  30. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a technique that can noninvasively modulate neural states in a targeted brain region. As cerebellar activity levels are associated with upper limb motor improv...

    Authors: Akiko Yuasa, Shintaro Uehara, Kazuki Ushizawa, Takamichi Toyama, Jose Gomez-Tames, Akimasa Hirata and Yohei Otaka
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:259
  31. The prognosis of patients with cerebrovascular disorders is poor owing to their high residual rate of hemiplegia. Delayed withdrawal from synkinesis is a major cause of prolonged hemiplegia; however, effective...

    Authors: Tomoo Mano, Kiyoshi Asada, Shota Suzuki, Shu Kasama, Kaoru Kinugawa, Kazuma Sugie, Masato Kasahara and Akira Kido
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:258
  32. Mental health and other health professionals working in mental health care may contribute to the experiences of stigma and discrimination among mental health service users but can also help reduce the impact o...

    Authors: Claire Henderson, Uta Ouali, Ioannis Bakolis, Nada Berbeche, Kalpana Bhattarai, Elaine Brohan, Anish Cherian, Eshetu Girma, Petra C. Gronholm, Dristy Gurung, Charlotte Hanlon, Sudha Kallakuri, Amanpreet Kaur, Bezawit Ketema, Heidi Lempp, Jie Li…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:257
  33. Physical inactivity after surgery is an important risk factor for postoperative complications. Compared to conventional physiotherapy, activity-promoting video games are often more motivating and engaging for ...

    Authors: Sebastian Wolf, Johannes Zanker, Florian Sommer, Dmytro Vlasenko, David R. M. Pinto, Michael Hoffmann, Matthias Anthuber and Matthias C. Schrempf
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:256
  34. Authors: Noreen Kearns, Laia Raigal-Aran, Kate O’Connell, Andrea Davis, Katie Bermingham, Seamus O’Reilly, Dearbhaile C. Collins, Mark Corrigan, John Coulter, Vicki Cleary, Samantha Cushen, Aileen Flavin, Fiona Byrne, Aisling O’Grady, Deirdre O’Neill, Aileen Murphy…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:255

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  35. Instagram’s popularity among young adults continues to rise, and previous work has identified diffusion of unhealthy messages and misinformation throughout the platform. However, we know little about how to us...

    Authors: Niamh O’Kane, Michelle C. McKinley, Aisling Gough and Ruth F. Hunter
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:254
  36. Non-compliance with clinical practice guidelines in trauma remains common, in part because physicians make diagnostic errors when triaging injured patients. Deliberate practice, purposeful participation in a t...

    Authors: Deepika Mohan, Jonathan Elmer, Robert M. Arnold, Raquel M. Forsythe, Baruch Fischhoff, Kimberly Rak, Jacqueline L. Barnes and Douglas B. White
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:253
  37. Sweden and the UK invite all 65-year-old men to a population-based ultrasound-based screening program to detect abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). First-degree relatives of patients with AAA are reported to hav...

    Authors: Rebecka Hultgren, Nina Fattahi, Olga Nilsson, Sverker Svensjö, Joy Roy and Anneli Linne
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:252
  38. The therapy of chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMSP) is complex and the treatment results are often insufficient despite numerous therapeutic options. While individual patients respond very well to specific inte...

    Authors: E. Beiner, D. Baumeister, D. Buhai, M. Löffler, A. Löffler, A. Schick, L. Ader, W. Eich, A. Sirazitdinov, C. Malone, M. Hopp, C. Ruckes, J. Hesser, U. Reininghaus, H. Flor and J. Tesarz
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:251
  39. While mindfulness training’s feasibility has been assessed in many health care settings, the feasibility of teaching mindfulness to psychotherapists of various orientations for both self- and patient-care has ...

    Authors: James T. Sucich, Jeremy Lehrer, Vicki Breitbart and Kell N. Julliard
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:250
  40. General medical practitioner (GP) recruitment and subsequent data collection in clinical practice are challenging and may limit successful completion of a large-scale trial. The aim of this study was to assess...

    Authors: Hazel J. Jenkins, Simon D. French, Anika Young, Niamh A. Moloney, Chris G. Maher, John S. Magnussen, Blake F. Dear and Mark J. Hancock
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:249
  41. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic disease that affects the immature lungs of preterm infants. Infants born before 32 weeks of gestation are at a greater risk of developing BPD due to the need for r...

    Authors: Wisam S. Muhsen, Eirik Nestaas, Joanne Hosking and Jos Latour
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:248
  42. Cervical cancer (CC) is the most common cancer and accounts for one quarter of all cancer-related deaths among women in Uganda, where lifetime CC screening is estimated to be as low as 5%. This study will eval...

    Authors: Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Joseph K. B. Matovu, Kathryn Bouskill, Margrethe Juncker, Eve Namisango, Sylvia Nakami, Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Emmanuel Luyirika and Glenn J. Wagner
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:247
  43. The Hispanic/Latino population is disproportionately affected and has a higher risk of developing diabetes than their non-Hispanic White counterparts and worse diabetes-related outcomes. Diabetes continues to ...

    Authors: Leonor Corsino and Blanca Iris Padilla
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:246
  44. Dental caries in childhood is a burden on the daily lives of children and their families, and associated with poor oral health in adulthood. In England, dental caries is the most common reason for young childr...

    Authors: Patricia N. Albers, Joanna G. Williams, Sarab El-Yousfi, Zoe Marshman, Reena Patel, Rebecca Kandiyali, Katie Breheny, Frank de Vocht, Chris Metcalfe, Robert Witton and Ruth Kipping
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:245
  45. To our knowledge, there is no intervention which includes personalised exercise therapy and self-management support for people with multimorbidity, although these interventions may be as effective as for peopl...

    Authors: Alessio Bricca, Madalina Jäger, Mette Dideriksen, Hanne Rasmussen, Mette Nyberg, Julie Rønne Pedersen, Graziella Zangger, Karen Hjerrild Andreasson and Søren T. Skou
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:244
  46. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarkers have provided a unique opportunity to understand AD pathogenesis and monitor treatment responses. However, exercise trials show mixed effects on imagining and cerebrospinal ...

    Authors: Fang Yu, Seung Yong Han, Dereck Salisbury, Jeremy J. Pruzin, Yonas Geda, Richard J. Caselli and Danni Li
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:243
  47. Heart failure (HF) affects over 26 million people worldwide. Multidisciplinary management strategies that include symptom monitoring and patient self-care support reduce HF hospitalization and mortality rates....

    Authors: David O. Arnar, Saemundur J. Oddsson, Thrudur Gunnarsdottir, Gudbjorg Jona Gudlaugsdottir, Elias Freyr Gudmundsson, Audur Ketilsdóttir, Hulda Halldorsdottir, Thordis Jona Hrafnkelsdottir, Hallur Hallsson, Maria L. Amundadottir and Tryggvi Thorgeirsson
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:242
  48. Evidence for digital health programmes to support people living with stroke is growing. We assessed the feasibility of a protocol and procedures for the Recovery-focused Community support to Avoid readmissions an...

    Authors: Janette Cameron, Natasha A. Lannin, Dawn Harris, Nadine E. Andrew, Monique F. Kilkenny, Tara Purvis, Amanda G. Thrift, Tharshanah Thayabaranathan, Fiona Ellery, Garveeta Sookram, Maree Hackett, Ian Kneebone, Avril Drummond and Dominique A. Cadilhac
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:241
  49. African Americans are twice as likely to die from diabetes, compared to other racial and ethnic groups in the USA. Poor adherence to diabetes medications is common among African Americans and contributes to th...

    Authors: Olayinka O. Shiyanbola, Martha Maurer, Mattigan Mott, Luke Schwerer, Nassim Sarkarati, Lisa K. Sharp and Earlise Ward
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2022 8:240

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