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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Conduct disorder (CD) is a complex mental disorder characterized by severe rule-breaking and aggressive behavior. While studies have shown that several therapeutic interventions are effective in treating CD sy...

    Authors: Svenja Taubner, Sophie Hauschild, Lea Kasper, Michael Kaess, Esther Sobanski, Thorsten-Christian Gablonski, Paul Schröder-Pfeifer and Jana Volkert

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:139

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  9. Evidence for interventions promoting oral health amongst care home residents is weak. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline NG48 aims to maintain and improve the oral health of...

    Authors: Georgios Tsakos, Paul R. Brocklehurst, Sinead Watson, Anna Verey, Nia Goulden, Alison Jenkins, Zoe Hoare, Kirstie Pye, Rebecca R. Wassall, Andrea Sherriff, Anja Heilmann, Ciaran O’Neill, Craig J. Smith, Joe Langley, Renato Venturelli, Peter Cairns…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:138

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  10. Uncontrolled bleeding after cardiac surgery can be life-threatening. Factor eight inhibitor bypassing activity (FEIBA) is a prothrombin complex concentrate empirically used as rescue therapy for correction of ...

    Authors: Valerie A. Sera, Ann E. Stevens, Howard K. Song, Victor M. Rodriguez, Frederick A. Tibayan and Miriam M. Treggiari

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:137

    Content type: Research

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  11. Evidence about contextual interference in children with brain lesions when practising motor tasks is lacking. Our main objective was to evaluate the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing...

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:135

    Content type: Research

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  12. Low back pain (LBP) is a long-term health condition with an unpredictable pattern of symptomatic episodes, remission, and recurrence. Recently published systematic reviews suggest that exercise is the most eff...

    Authors: Luciana G. Macedo, Julie Richardson, Michele C. Battie, Mark Hancock, Matthew Kwan, Genevieve Hladysh and Linda Zhuo

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:134

    Content type: Research

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  13. Hand osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition, causing pain, stiffness and reduced quality of life. Incidence is higher amongst women, particularly around the age of the menopause. Whilst the relationship bet...

    Authors: Ioana R. Marian, Megan Goff, Jennifer A. E. Williams, Malvika Gulati, Mae Chester-Jones, Anne Francis, Marion Watson, Tonia L. Vincent, Sue Woollacott, Charles Mackworth-Young, Victoria Glover, Dominic Furniss, Matthew Gardiner, Sarah E. Lamb, Katy Vincent, Vicki S. Barber…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:133

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  14. The World Health Organization recommends that community health workers (CHWs) receive a mix of financial and non-financial incentives, yet notes that there is limited evidence to support the use of one type of...

    Authors: Thomas Gadsden, Stephen Jan, Sujarwoto Sujarwoto, Budiarto Eko Kusumo and Anna Palagyi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:132

    Content type: Research

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  15. The severity of performance fatigability and the capacity to recover from activity are profoundly influenced by skeletal muscle energetics, specifically the ability to buffer fatigue-inducing ions produced fro...

    Authors: Liana C. Wooten, Brian T. Neville and Randall E. Keyser

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:131

    Content type: Research

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  16. Post-traumatic headaches (PTH) are a common sequelae of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and greatly impact patient function and quality of life. Post-traumatic greater occipital neuralgia (GON) is a type of post-...

    Authors: Jacqueline E. Stone, Tak S. Fung, Matthew Machan, Christina Campbell, Rodney Li Pi Shan and Chantel T. Debert

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:130

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  17. Behavioral weight loss interventions promote clinically significant weight loss over 12 months, but weight regain remains problematic and a substantial proportion of participants do not achieve long-term weigh...

    Authors: Suzanne Phelan, Sapna Peruvemba, David Levinson, Noah Stulberg, Aidan Lacy, Maria Legato and James P. Werner

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:129

    Content type: Research

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  18. Hand fractures are common and sometimes require surgery to restore function. Placement of Kirschner wires (K-wires) is the most common form of surgical fixation. After placement, a key decision is whether to b...

    Authors: Justin Conrad Rosen Wormald, Mark Medhat Mikhail, Jeremy Neil Rodrigues, Sonya Gardiner, Theodore Pezas, Hawys Lloyd-Hughes, Fadi Issa, Abhilash Jain and Matthew David Gardiner

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:128

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  19. Patients with end-stage kidney disease who receive haemodialysis experience a protracted treatment regimen that can result in an increased risk of depression and anxiety. Arts-based interventions could address...

    Authors: Claire Elizabeth Carswell, Joanne Reid, Ian Walsh, William Johnston, Jenny B. Lee, Helen McAneney, Robert Mullan, Hugh Nelson, Michael Matthews, Elizabeth Weatherup, Andrea Spencer, Jean Michelo, Anne Quail, Grainne Kielty, Alistair Mackenzie, Jenny Elliott…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:127

    Content type: Methodology

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  20. Although rarely indicated, antibiotics are commonly used for acute diarrhoea in China. We conducted a randomised, double blind exploratory clinical trial of loperamide, berberine and turmeric for treatment of ...

    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 7:126

    Content type: Research

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  21. Effective sex education is the key to good sexual health. Peer-led approaches can augment teacher-delivered sex education, but many fail to capitalise on mechanisms of social influence. We assessed the feasibi...

    Authors: Kirstin R. Mitchell, Carrie Purcell, Sharon A. Simpson, Chiara Broccatelli, Julia V. Bailey, Sarah J. E. Barry, Lawrie Elliott, Ross Forsyth, Rachael Hunter, Mark McCann, Lisa McDaid, Kirsty Wetherall and Laurence Moore

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:125

    Content type: Research

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  22. Ear disease is a major cause of preventable hearing loss and is very common in rural communities, estimated to affect 1.3 million Australians. Rural community pharmacists are well placed to provide improved ea...

    Authors: Selina Maree Taylor, Alice Cairns, Efi Mantzourani and Beverley D. Glass

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:124

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  23. Robust measurement of dietary intake in population studies of children is critical to better understand the diet–health nexus. It is unknown whether parent proxy-report of children’s dietary intake through onl...

    Authors: Isobel Sharpe, Sharon I. Kirkpatrick, Brendan T. Smith, Charles D. G. Keown-Stoneman, Jessica Omand, Shelley Vanderhout, Jonathon L. Maguire, Catherine S. Birken and Laura N. Anderson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:123

    Content type: Research

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  24. The ABLE intervention was developed to enhance the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL) tasks among persons living with chronic conditions. ABLE is a generic, home-based, individualised, 8-week ...

    Authors: Vita Hagelskjær, Kristina Tomra Nielsen, Cecilie von Bülow, Maud Graff and Eva Ejlersen Wæhrens

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:122

    Content type: Research

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  25. The majority of stroke survivors experience motor impairment which benefits from rehabilitation treatment. Telerehabilitation, remote delivery of rehabilitation services, is a possible solution providing acces...

    Authors: Sue Peters, Marcela Botero, Allison Evers, Brianna Fong, Botond Jakab, Emily Petter and Janice J. Eng

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:121

    Content type: Research

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  26. Adolescents with disability are less active and have lower levels of physical fitness than their typically developing peers. Schools are ideal settings to address this; however, few school-based interventions ...

    Authors: Angus A. Leahy, Sarah G. Kennedy, Jordan J. Smith, Narelle Eather, James Boyer, Matthew Thomas, Nora Shields, Ben Dascombe and David R. Lubans

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:120

    Content type: Research

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  27. It is unclear whether how people with long-term conditions express distress, and how clinicians respond, influences perceptions of consultation outcomes. The pilot study examined emotional distress and reassur...

    Authors: Niall C. Anderson, Yuefang Zhou and Gerry Humphris

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:119

    Content type: Research

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  28. This protocol is for a feasibility study of a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program adapted for pregnant women with psychosocial vulnerabilities. The rationale for the study is the need for a wider...

    Authors: S. Skovbjerg, D. Birk, S. Bruggisser, A. L. A. Wolf and L. Fjorback

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:118

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  29. Freezing of gait (FOG) is a particularly debilitating motor deficit seen in a subset of Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients that is poorly responsive to standard levodopa therapy or deep brain stimulation (DBS) ...

    Authors: Stephano J. Chang, Iahn Cajigas, James D. Guest, Brian R. Noga, Eva Widerström-Noga, Ihtsham Haq, Letitia Fisher, Corneliu C. Luca and Jonathan R. Jagid

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:117

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  30. People with serious mental illnesses (SMI) such as schizophrenia often also have physical health illnesses and interventions are needed to address the resultant multimorbidity and reduced life expectancy. Rese...

    Authors: Julie Williams, Elliann Fairbairn, Ray McGrath, Ioannis Bakolis, Andy Healey, Ubong Akpan, Isabel Mdudu, Fiona Gaughran, Euan Sadler, Zarnie Khadjesari, Kate Lillywhite and Nick Sevdalis

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:116

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  31. After a traumatic brain injury, disturbances in the attentional processes have a direct negative effect on functional recovery and on return to complex activities. To date, there is no good attention remediati...

    Authors: Ève Boissonnault, Johanne Higgins, Geneviève LaGarde, Dorothy Barthélemy, Céline Lamarre and Jehane H. Dagher

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:115

    Content type: Research

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  32. Sleep disturbances are challenging symptoms associated with mild cognitive impairment or dementia (MCIoD). This study assessed the feasibility of sleep monitoring and non-pharmacological interventions to impro...

    Authors: Rosemary Gibson, Anthony Dowell, Linda Jones and Philippa Gander

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:114

    Content type: Research

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  33. Development of physical literacy, defined as “the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life,” can ...

    Authors: Cassandra Lane, Valerie Carson, Kayla Morton, Kendra Reno, Chris Wright, Madison Predy and Patti-Jean Naylor

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:113

    Content type: Research

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  34. Children are vulnerable to the effects of second-hand smoke exposure. Creating smoke-free homes is an effective strategy to limit exposure. We developed a smoke-free intervention (SFI) using children as a cata...

    Authors: Cath Jackson, Rumana Huque, Farid Ahmed, Shammi Nasreen, Sarwat Shah, Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, Mona Kanaan, Aziz Sheikh and Kamran Siddiqi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:112

    Content type: Research

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  35. We have co-designed a tailored blended physiotherapy intervention for people with progressive multiple sclerosis (PwPMS) who often struggle to access support for physical activity. Underpinned by self-manageme...

    Authors: Julie Latchem-Hastings, Elizabeth Randell, Kate Button, Fiona Jones, Rachel Lowe, Helen Dawes, Fiona Wood, Freya Davies, Vincent Poile, Rhian O’Halloran, Barbara Stensland, Emma Tallantyre, Rebecca Playle, Adrian Edwards and Monica Busse

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:111

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  36. Adolescent mothers in Zimbabwe often experience stigma, isolation, and lack coping skills and resources to successfully navigate motherhood. Social isolation and stigma are linked to poor mental health outcome...

    Authors: Chiwoneso B. Tinago, Edward A. Frongillo, Andrea M. Warren, Vivian Chitiyo, Ashley K. Cifarelli, Shannon Fyalkowski and Victoria Pauline

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:110

    Content type: Research

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  37. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the most widely recognised and efficacious psychological therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults. However, suboptimal remission rates indica...

    Authors: Samantha Galea, Chloe A. Salvaris, Marie B. H. Yap, Peter J. Norton and Katherine A. Lawrence

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:109

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  38. Falls prevention exercise programmes help to improve muscle strength, balance and physical function, and reduce falling rates in older adults. Improvements in muscle strength, balance and physical function are...

    Authors: Sarah Audsley, Denise Kendrick, Pip Logan and Elizabeth Orton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:108

    Content type: Methodology

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  39. Practitioners frequently use informed consent forms to support the physician-patient communication and the informed consent process. Informed consent for surgery often focuses on risk centered information due ...

    Authors: Alina Weise, Julia Lühnen, Stefanie Bühn, Felicia Steffen, Sandro Zacher, Julia Lauberger, Deha Murat Ates, Andreas Böhmer, Henning Rosenau, Anke Steckelberg and Tim Mathes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:107

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  40. Aboriginal people face challenges on several fronts when it comes to the health and wellbeing of their community, compared to the rest of the Australian population. This is no different in urban areas such as ...

    Authors: Ashley Ubrihien, Kylie Gwynne and David A. Lewis

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:106

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  41. There is a lack of functional performance measures for children and young people with haemophilia (CYPwH) with associated control data from typically developing boys (TDB). The literature advocates development...

    Authors: Nicola Thorpe, Phillip Harniess, Eleanor Main, Nicola Hubert, Sarah Rand, David Stephensen, Ri Liesner and Melanie Bladen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:105

    Content type: Research

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  42. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a technique for stimulating brain activity using a transient magnetic field to induce an electrical current in the brain producing depolarization of focal...

    Authors: Xiao Wei Tan, Edimansyah Abdin and Phern Chern Tor

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:104

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  43. Chronic spontaneous urticaria is a common disorder that is poorly understood and frequently misdiagnosed. Psychological difficulties are a significant factor in dermatological diseases and may also aggravate s...

    Authors: Katie Ridge, Niall Conlon, Martina Hennessy and Pádraic J. Dunne

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:103

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:136

  44. Authors: Caroline B. Hing, Elizabeth Tutton, Toby O. Smith, Molly Glaze, Jamie R. Stokes, Jonathan Cook, Melina Dritsaki, Emma Phelps, Cushla Cooper, Alex Trompeter, Michael Pearse, Michael Law and Matthew L. Costa

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:102

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    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:93

  45. Moderate to severe anxiety disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia and panic disorder are common, and affect approximately 11–16% of women in...

    Authors: Fiona L. Challacombe, Laura Potts, Ben Carter, Vanessa Lawrence, Alaina Husbands and Louise M. Howard

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:101

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  46. Compared to the rest of Europe, the UK has relatively poor cancer outcomes, with late diagnosis and a slow referral process being major contributors. General practitioners (GPs) are often faced with patients p...

    Authors: Stefanie Disbeschl, Alun Surgey, Jessica L. Roberts, Annie Hendry, Ruth Lewis, Nia Goulden, Zoe Hoare, Nefyn Williams, Bethany Fern Anthony, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Rebecca-Jane Law, Julia Hiscock, Andrew Carson-Stevens, Richard D. Neal and Clare Wilkinson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:100

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  47. Fatigue interference with activities, mood, and cognition is one of the most prevalent and bothersome concerns of advanced gastrointestinal (GI) cancer patients. As fatigue interferes with patient functioning,...

    Authors: Catherine E. Mosher, Ekin Secinti, Kurt Kroenke, Paul R. Helft, Anita A. Turk, Patrick J. Loehrer Sr, Amikar Sehdev, Ahmad A. Al-Hader, Victoria L. Champion and Shelley A. Johns

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:99

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  48. Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer incidence and mortality among Malawian women, despite being a largely preventable disease. Implementing a cervical cancer screening and preventive treatment (CCSP...

    Authors: Jennifer H. Tang, Jennifer S. Smith, Shannon McGue, Luis Gadama, Victor Mwapasa, Effie Chipeta, Jobiba Chinkhumba, Erik Schouten, Bagrey Ngwira, Ruanne Barnabas, Mitch Matoga, Maganizo Chagomerana and Lameck Chinula

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:98

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  49. Given the high risk of infectious mortality among children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM), the World Health Organization recommends routine administration of a broad-spectrum antibiotic like amoxicillin ...

    Authors: Kieran S. O’Brien, Ali Sié, Clarisse Dah, Millogo Ourohire, Ahmed M. Arzika, Valentin Boudo, Elodie Lebas, William W. Godwin, Benjamin F. Arnold and Catherine E. Oldenburg

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021 7:97

    Content type: Study Protocol

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