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  1. Recruitment to randomised controlled trials (RCTs) is a perennial problem. Calls have been made for trialists to make recruitment performance publicly available. This article presents our experience of recruit...

    Authors: Gill Hubbard, Anna Campbell, Zoe Davies, Julie Munro, Aileen V Ireland, Stephen Leslie, Angus JM Watson and Shaun Treweek

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:15

    Content type: Research

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  2. Mental health problems such as anxiety and depression are known to be higher in those who are unemployed. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a recognised support for people with such problems and can impro...

    Authors: Carrie-Anne McClay, Stuart Rae, Jill Morrison, Alex McConnachie, Colin Maxwell and Christopher Williams

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:14

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  3. Proximal femoral fracture is a common, major health problem in old age resulting in loss of functional independence and a high-cost burden on society, with estimated health and social care costs of £2.3 billio...

    Authors: Nefyn H Williams, Claire Hawkes, Nafees Ud Din, Jessica L Roberts, Joanna M Charles, Val L Morrison, Zoe Hoare, Rhiannon T Edwards, Glynne Andrew, Swapna Alexander, Andrew B Lemmey, Bob Woods, Catherine Sackley, Pip Logan, David Hunnisett, Kevin Mawdesley…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:13

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  4. Skin tears are traumatic injuries occurring mostly on the extremities due to shearing and friction forces that separate the epidermis and the dermis from underlying tissues. They are common and occur mostly in...

    Authors: Roy J Powell, Christopher J Hayward, Caroline L Snelgrove, Kathleen Polverino, Linda Park, Rohan Chauhan, Philip H Evans, Rachel Byford, Carolyn Charman, Christopher J W Foy and Andrew Kingsley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:12

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  5. The study was done to assess the feasibility of conducting a trial evaluating the use of an intradialytic oral nutritional supplement (ONS) on nutritional status.

    Authors: Louise Jackson, Judith Cohen, Benjamin Sully and Steven Julious

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:11

    Content type: Research

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  6. The lumbar transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has become an optional part of multimodal analgesia following several abdominal surgeries. There remains a lack of consensus regarding the extent of dermatoma...

    Authors: Mauricio Forero, Andrew Heikkila, James E Paul, Ji Cheng and Lehana Thabane

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:10

    Content type: Research

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  7. Selecting positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) during mechanical ventilation is important, as it can influence disease progression and outcome of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients. However...

    Authors: Yeong Shiong Chiew, Christopher G Pretty, Geoffrey M Shaw, Yeong Woei Chiew, Bernard Lambermont, Thomas Desaive and J Geoffrey Chase

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:9

    Content type: Research

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  8. A growing body of research has identified family interventions to be effective in treating young people’s substance use problems. However, despite this evidence, take-up of family-based approaches in the UK ha...

    Authors: Judith Watson, Donna Back, Paul Toner, Charlie Lloyd, Ed Day, Louca-Mai Brady, Lorna Templeton, Sangeeta Ambegaokar, Steve Parrott, David Torgerson, Kim Cocks, Eilish Gilvarry, Paul McArdle and Alex Copello

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:8

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  9. Increasing numbers of people in the UK are living with recurrent or metastatic cancer, many of whom experience reduced quality of life resulting from the physical and psychosocial consequences of cancer and it...

    Authors: Jenny Harris, Vicki Tsianakas, Emma Ream, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Arnie Purushotham, Lorelei Mucci, James SA Green, Karen Robb, Jacquetta Fewster and Jo Armes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:7

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  10. There is evidence of an association between alcohol use and offending behaviour and around a quarter of police time is spent on alcohol-related incidents. Police custody, therefore, provides an important oppor...

    Authors: Jennifer Birch, Stephanie Scott, Dorothy Newbury-Birch, Alan Brennan, Heather Brown, Simon Coulton, Eilish Gilvarry, Matthew Hickman, Elaine McColl, Ruth McGovern, Colin Muirhead and Eileen Kaner

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:6

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  11. The prevalence of obesity in adults with intellectual disabilities has consistently been reported to be higher than the general population. Despite the negative impact of obesity on health, there is little evi...

    Authors: Leanne Harris, Craig Melville, Nathalie Jones, Carol Pert, Susan Boyle, Heather Murray, Janet Tobin, Fiona Gray and Catherine Hankey

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:5

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  12. Maintaining physical activity is an important goal with positive health benefits, yet many people spend most of their day sitting. Our Everyday Activity Supports You (EASY) model aims to encourage movement thr...

    Authors: Maureen C Ashe, Meghan Winters, Christiane A Hoppmann, Martin G Dawes, Paul A Gardiner, Lora M Giangregorio, Kenneth M Madden, Megan M McAllister, Gillian Wong, Joseph H Puyat, Joel Singer, Joanie Sims-Gould and Heather A McKay

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:4

    Content type: Research

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  13. Protein energy malnutrition predisposes individuals to disease, delays recovery from illness and reduces quality of life. Care home residents are especially vulnerable, with an estimated 30%–42% at risk. There...

    Authors: Ruth Stow, Alison Rushton, Natalie Ives, Christina Smith and Caroline Rick

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:3

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  14. Despite evidence of benefit for pharmacist involvement in chronic disease management, the provision of these services in community pharmacy has been suboptimal. The Promoting Action on Research Implementation ...

    Authors: Meagen M Rosenthal, Ross T Tsuyuki and Sherilyn KD Houle

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:2

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  15. This editorial introduces the new, online, open-access journal Pilot and Feasibility Studies. The journal considers manuscripts on any aspect of the design and analysis of pilot and feasibility studies, as well a...

    Authors: Gillian A Lancaster

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:1

    Content type: Editorial

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