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  1. Approximately 10–20 % of adults with intellectual disabilities engage in challenging behaviours such as aggression, destructiveness, and self-injury, which are often accompanied by feelings of anger. The inabi...

    Authors: Gemma Maria Griffith, Robert Jones, Richard Patrick Hastings, Rebecca S. Crane, Judith Roberts, Jonathan Williams, Lucy Bryning, Zoe Hoare and Rhiannon Tudor Edwards

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:58

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  2. Disruptive behavior disorders (DBDs) (oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD)) are prevalent, costly, and oftentimes chronic psychiatric disorders of childhood. Evidence-based interventio...

    Authors: Anil Chacko, Andrew Isham, Andrew F. Cleek and Mary M. McKay

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:57

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  3. Research on patient safety has focused largely on secondary care settings, and there is a dearth of knowledge relating to safety culture or climate, and safety climate improvement strategies, in the context of...

    Authors: Sinéad Lydon, Margaret E. Cupples, Nigel Hart, Andrew W. Murphy, Aileen Faherty and Paul O’Connor

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:56

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  4. The NHS Bowel Scope Screening (BSS) programme offers men and women aged 55 years a once-only flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS), a test that can help reduce colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality. However, t...

    Authors: Lesley M. McGregor, Hanna Skrobanski, Hayley Miller, Mary Ritchie, Lindy Berkman, Stephen Morris, Colin Rees and Christian von Wagner

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:54

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  5. Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:55

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:5

  6. Globally, 40 % of children under 14 years are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS), typically in their homes. There is limited evidence of the effectiveness of interventions to reduce children’s SHS exp...

    Authors: John Marsh, Ann McNeill, Sarah Lewis, Tim Coleman, Manpreet Bains, Alexandra Larwood, Jacqueline Purdy and Laura L Jones

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:53

    Content type: Research

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  7. Benefits of exercise to prevent non-communicable diseases are well-documented. Limited data exists to promote physical activity in healthy but sedentary and/or overweight people. Brief interventions within rou...

    Authors: Christine Graf, Stefanie Schlepper, Carina Bauer, Nina Ferrari, Stefan Frank, Lena Gartner, Svenja Gehring, Rudolf Henke, Walter Lehmacher, Hans-Michael Steffen, Sabine Schindler-Marlow and Katharina Sternal

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:52

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  8. Pilot and feasibility work is conducted to evaluate the operational feasibility and acceptability of the intervention itself and the feasibility and acceptability of a trials’ protocol design. The Cardiac Reha...

    Authors: Gill Hubbard, Ronan O’Carroll, Julie Munro, Nanette Mutrie, Sally Haw, Helen Mason and Shaun Treweek

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:51

    Content type: Research

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  9. Repetitive functional task practise (RFTP) is a promising treatment to improve upper limb recovery following stroke. We report the findings of a study to determine the feasibility of a multi-centre randomised ...

    Authors: Lianne Brkic, Lisa Shaw, Frederike van Wijck, Richard Francis, Christopher Price, Anne Forster, Peter Langhorne, Caroline Watkins and Helen Rodgers

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:50

    Content type: Research

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  10. Visualisation techniques are used in a range of healthcare interventions. However, these frequently lack a coherent rationale or clear theoretical basis. This lack of definition and explicit targeting of the u...

    Authors: Jennifer Murray, Brian Williams, Gaylor Hoskins, Silje Skar, John McGhee, Shaun Treweek, Falko F. Sniehotta, Aziz Sheikh, Gordon Brown, Suzanne Hagen, Linda Cameron, Claire Jones and Dylan Gauld

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:46

    Content type: Methodology

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  11. In Canada, the majority of HIV-positive pregnant women receive combination antiretroviral therapy that includes a ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission. However, prot...

    Authors: Kaitlin Siou, Sharon L. Walmsley, Kellie E. Murphy, Janet Raboud, Mona Loutfy, Mark H. Yudin, Michael Silverman, Noor N. Ladhani and Lena Serghides

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:49

    Content type: Study Protocol

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:21

  12. Group-based children’s weight management programmes are widely available in the UK and evidence shows that these are effective in the short-term. No programmes have been specifically developed to meet the cult...

    Authors: Miranda Pallan, Tania Griffin, Emma Lancashire, Kiya Hurley, Jacqueline Blissett, Emma Frew, Paramjit Gill, Laura Griffith, Karla Hemming, Kate Jolly, Eleanor McGee, Charlene Mulhern, Jayne Parry, Janice L. Thompson and Peymane Adab

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:48

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  13. Depersonalisation is the experience of being detached or disconnected from one’s experience. Studies suggest that clinically significant levels of depersonalisation are common in individuals who have psychotic...

    Authors: Simone Farrelly, Emmanuelle Peters, Matilda Azis, Anthony David and Elaine C Hunter

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:47

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  14. There is currently insufficient evidence for the clinical and cost-effectiveness of psychological therapies for treating post-stroke depression.

    Authors: Shirley A. Thomas, Elizabeth Coates, Roshan das Nair, Nadina B. Lincoln, Cindy Cooper, Rebecca Palmer, Stephen J. Walters, Nicholas R. Latimer, Timothy J. England, Laura Mandefield, Timothy Chater, Patrick Callaghan and Avril E. R. Drummond

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:45

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  15. Anthracyclines (AC), widely used and effective anticancer agents, are known to induce both acute and chronic declines in cardiovascular health, ranging in severity from asymptomatic, subclinical dysfunction to...

    Authors: Melanie R. Keats, Scott A. Grandy, Nicholas Giacomantonio, David MacDonald, Miroslaw Rajda and Tallal Younis

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:44

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  16. Inpatient psychiatric care is a scarce and expensive resource in the National Health Service (NHS), with chronic bed shortages being partly driven by high re-admission rates. People often need to go to a hospi...

    Authors: Pamela Jacobsen, Emmanuelle Peters and Paul Chadwick

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:43

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  17. Increases in life expectancy have resulted in a global rise in dementia prevalence. Dementia is associated with poor wellbeing, low quality of life and increased incidence of mental health difficulties such as...

    Authors: Paul Farrand, Joanne Woodford, David Llewellyn, Martin Anderson, Shanker Venkatasubramanian, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Anna Adlam and Chris Dickens

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:42

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  18. Implant-based breast reconstruction (IBBR) is the most commonly performed reconstructive procedure in the UK. The introduction of techniques to augment the subpectoral pocket has revolutionised the procedure, ...

    Authors: Shelley Potter, Elizabeth J. Conroy, Paula R. Williamson, Steven Thrush, Lisa J. Whisker, Joanna M Skillman, Nicola L. P. Barnes, Ramsey I. Cutress, Elizabeth M. Teasdale, Nicola Mills, Senthurun Mylvaganam, Olivier A. Branford, Katherina McEvoy, Abhilash Jain, Matthew D. Gardiner, Jane M. Blazeby…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:41

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  19. Head and neck cancer (HNC) is the sixth most common cancer worldwide, and the functional, psychological and social consequences of HNC cancer and its treatment can be severe and chronic. Dysphagia (swallowing ...

    Authors: Mary Wells, Emma King, Kate Toft, Fiona MacAulay, Joanne Patterson, Nadine Dougall, Nick Hulbert-Williams, Sally Boa, Eleanor Slaven, Julie Cowie, John McGarva, Patricia Gail Niblock, Julie Philp and Justin Roe

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:40

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  20. African-Caribbeans in the UK have the highest schizophrenia incidence and greatest inequity in access to mental health services of all ethnic groups. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE...

    Authors: Dawn Edge, Amy Degnan, Sarah Cotterill, Katherine Berry, Richard Drake, John Baker, Christine Barrowclough, Adwoa Hughes-Morley, Paul Grey, Dinesh Bhugra, Patrick Cahoon, Nicholas Tarrier, Shôn Lewis and Kathryn Abel

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:39

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  21. Major depressive disorder is a common debilitating illness that is the second leading contributor to the global burden of disease. Unfortunately, about 30 % of patients do not respond to adequate trials of ant...

    Authors: Martha Finnegan, Karen Ryan, Enda Shanahan, Andrew Harkin, Leslie Daly and Declan M. McLoughlin

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:38

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  22. We aimed to establish the support needs of people with heart failure and their caregivers and develop an intervention to improve their health-related quality of life.

    Authors: Colin J. Greaves, Jennifer Wingham, Carolyn Deighan, Patrick Doherty, Jennifer Elliott, Wendy Armitage, Michelle Clark, Jackie Austin, Charles Abraham, Julia Frost, Sally Singh, Kate Jolly, Kevin Paul, Louise Taylor, Sarah Buckingham, Russell Davis…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:37

    Content type: Research

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  23. Clinical practice guidelines advocate engaging stroke survivors in as much activity as possible early after stroke. One approach found to increase activity levels during inpatient rehabilitation incorporated a...

    Authors: Ingrid C. M. Rosbergen, Rohan S. Grimley, Kathryn S. Hayward, Katrina C. Walker, Donna Rowley, Alana M. Campbell, Suzanne McGufficke, Samantha T. Robertson, Janelle Trinder, Heidi Janssen and Sandra G. Brauer

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:36

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  24. Self-care practices in heart failure (HF) contribute to quality of life, symptom stabilization, and extended life expectancy. However, adherence to practices such as liquid and salt restriction or symptom moni...

    Authors: Sylvie Cossette, Hayet Belaid, Sonia Heppell, Tanya Mailhot and Marie-Claude Guertin

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:34

    Content type: Research

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  25. Neck pain in adults is common and a leading cause of physical disability. Recently, a guideline was developed for the management of non-specific neck pain (NSNP) with an aim to improve the quality of the deliv...

    Authors: Prakash Dhopte, Sara Ahmed, Nancy Mayo, Simon French, Jeffrey A. Quon and André Bussières

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:33

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  26. Approximately 95 million children worldwide are disabled; 10 % use a wheelchair. In the UK, an estimated 770,000 children are disabled. National Health Service Wheelchair Services are the largest provider of w...

    Authors: Nathan Bray, Seow Tien Yeo, Jane Noyes, Nigel Harris and Rhiannon Tudor Edwards

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:32

    Content type: Research

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  27. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has identified a gap in the number of people it funds who are on a pathway to become future leaders of clinical trials, compared to how much the NIHR invests i...

    Authors: Peter Thompson, James Fenton, Lisa Cotterill and James P. Neilson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:31

    Content type: Letter

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  28. Prolonged sitting, an independent risk factor for disease development and premature mortality, is increasing in prevalence in high- and middle-income countries, with no signs of abating. Adults in such countri...

    Authors: Eleni Mantzari, Katrien Wijndaele, Soren Brage, Simon J. Griffin and Theresa M. Marteau

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:30

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  29. There are 7000 new cases of head and neck squamous cell cancers (HNSCC) treated by the NHS each year. Stage III and IV HNSCC can be treated non-surgically by radio therapy (RT) or chemoradiation therapy (CRT)....

    Authors: Vinidh Paleri, Joshua Wood, Joanne Patterson, Deborah D. Stocken, Mike Cole, Luke Vale, Jeremy Franks, Teresa Guerrero-Urbano, Rachael Donnelly, Stewart Barclay, Tim Rapley and Nikki Rousseau

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:29

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  30. In recent years, university counseling and mental health services have reported an increase in the number of clients seeking services and in yearly visits. This trend has been observed at many universities, in...

    Authors: Patricia Frazier, Derek Richards, Jacqueline Mooney, Stefan G. Hofmann, Deborah Beidel, Patrick A. Palmieri and Christopher Bonner

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:28

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  31. Handgrip strength is a non-invasive marker of muscle strength, and low grip strength in hospital inpatients is associated with poor healthcare outcomes including longer length of stay, increased functional lim...

    Authors: Kinda Ibrahim, Carl May, Harnish P. Patel, Mark Baxter, Avan A. Sayer and Helen Roberts

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:27

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  32. Childhood obesity is a major public health problem, with one third of America’s children classified as either overweight or obese. Obesity prevention and health promotion programs using components such as well...

    Authors: Brooke J. Cull, Sara K. Rosenkranz, David A. Dzewaltowski, Colby S. Teeman, Cassandra K. Knutson and Richard R. Rosenkranz

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:26

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  33. Feasibility and pilot studies are essential components of planning or preparing for a larger randomized controlled trial (RCT). They are intended to provide useful information about the feasibility of the main...

    Authors: Lehana Thabane, Sally Hopewell, Gillian A. Lancaster, Christine M. Bond, Claire L. Coleman, Michael J. Campbell and Sandra M. Eldridge

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:25

    Content type: Methodology

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:35

  34. Few studies have examined the effectiveness of community-based self-management interventions in older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and multiple chronic conditions (MCC). The objectives of this s...

    Authors: Maureen Markle-Reid, Jenny Ploeg, Kathryn Fisher, Holly Reimer, Sharon Kaasalainen, Amiram Gafni, Andrea Gruneir, Ross Kirkconnell, Sam Marzouk, Noori Akhtar-Danesh, Lehana Thabane, Carlos Rojas-Fernandez and Ross Upshur

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:24

    Content type: Research

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  35. Head and neck cancer survivors commonly experience severe long-term toxicities, late-occurring symptoms, and significant risks of the second primary malignancy and comorbid illnesses. With multiple simultaneou...

    Authors: Talya Salz, Mary S. McCabe, Kevin C. Oeffinger, Stacie Corcoran, Andrew J. Vickers, Andrew L. Salner, Ellen Dornelas, Rebecca Schnall, Nirupa J. Raghunathan, Elizabeth Fortier and Shrujal S. Baxi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:23

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  36. Children whose families are involved with child welfare services manifest disproportionately high levels of behavioral difficulties, which could be addressed in community-based organizations providing services...

    Authors: Geetha Gopalan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:21

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  37. Depression is associated with a loss of productivity and noticeable personal, social, and economic decline; it affects more than 350 million people worldwide. Behavioral activation (BA), derived from cognitive...

    Authors: Zainab Samaan, Brittany B. Dennis, Lindsay Kalbfleisch, Herman Bami, Laura Zielinski, Monica Bawor, Kathryn Litke, Kathleen McCabe, Jeff Whattam, Laura Garrick, Laura O’Neill, Terri Ann Tabak, Scott Simons, Sandra Chalmers, Brenda Key, Meredith Vanstone…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:22

    Content type: Research

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  38. Obesity is commonly seen in the Australian general practice population; however, few resources are specifically targeted at GPs working with these patients. The National Health and Medical Research Council (Au...

    Authors: Elizabeth Ann Sturgiss and Kirsty Douglas

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:20

    Content type: Methodology

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  39. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is a standard of care for patients with adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and stomach in Europe, but still only 20–40 % respond to therapy and the critical issue; how to treat nonrespond...

    Authors: Susanne Blank, Phillip Knebel, Georg-Martin Haag, Thomas Bruckner, Ulla Klaiber, Maria Burian, Anja Schaible, Leila Sisic, Thomas Schmidt, Markus K. Diener and Katja Ott

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:18

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  40. It is hypothesized that the grieving process of relatives of missing persons is complicated by having to deal with uncertainty about the fate of their loved one. We developed a cognitive behavioural therapy (C...

    Authors: Lonneke I. M. Lenferink, Ineke Wessel, Jos de Keijser and Paul A. Boelen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:19

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  41. Many complex intervention trials fail to show an intervention effect. Although this may be due to genuine ineffectiveness, it may also be the result of sub-optimal intervention design, implementation failure o...

    Authors: Sara Levati, Pauline Campbell, Rachael Frost, Nadine Dougall, Mary Wells, Cam Donaldson and Suzanne Hagen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:17

    Content type: Review

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  42. Care for seniors is complex because patients often have more than one disease, one medication, and one physician. It is a key challenge for primary care physicians to structure the various aspects of each pati...

    Authors: Birgitta Weltermann and Christine Kersting

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:16

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  43. Worldwide hip fractures are projected to increase from 1.7 million in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2050. In India, conservative estimates suggest an annual incidence of 600,000 osteoporotic hip fractures and this is...

    Authors: Lalit Yadav, Abha Tewari, Anil Jain, Beverley Essue, David Peiris, Mark Woodward, Prakash Kotwal, Richard Lindley, Stephen Jan, Tracey Chantler, Premila Webster, Robyn Norton and Santosh Rath

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:15

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  44. We investigate in this feasibility study whether specific lip movements increase prenatally when hearing a particular sound. We hypothesised that fetuses would produce more mouth movements resembling those req...

    Authors: Nadja Reissland, Brian Francis, Louisa Buttanshaw, Joe M. Austen and Vincent Reid

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:14

    Content type: Research

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  45. Childhood dental anxiety is very common, with 10–20 % of children and young people reporting high levels of dental anxiety. It is distressing and has a negative impact on the quality of life of young people an...

    Authors: Zoe Marshman, Annie Morgan, Jenny Porritt, Ekta Gupta, Sarah Baker, Cathy Creswell, Tim Newton, Katherine Stevens, Christopher Williams, Suneeta Prasad, Jennifer Kirby and Helen Rodd

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:13

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  46. Few evidence-based physical activity interventions for pre-school children are available. This two-armed pilot cluster randomised controlled trial aimed to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a full-scale t...

    Authors: Sally E. Barber, Cath Jackson, Catherine Hewitt, Hannah R. Ainsworth, Hannah Buckley, Shaheen Akhtar, Daniel D. Bingham, Ash C. Routen, Carolyn Summerbell, Gerry Richardson, Helen J. Moore, Kate E. Pickett, Claire O’Malley, Shirley Brierley and John Wright

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:12

    Content type: Research

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  47. Evidence suggests acupuncture may be effective for treating the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. Offering this in a group setting may offer cost savings. The aim of this study was to establish the feasibility ...

    Authors: Adrian White, Liz Tough, Vicky Eyre, Jane Vickery, Anthea Asprey, Cath Quinn, Fiona Warren, Colin Pritchard, Nadine E. Foster, Rod S. Taylor, Martin Underwood and Paul Dieppe

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:10

    Content type: Research

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  48. Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) in the antenatal and postnatal period is associated with a detrimental health impact to the foetus and newborn baby and is recognised as a preventable public health challenge...

    Authors: Rachel Mann, Heather Thomson, Becky Reynolds, Amanda Amos and Kamran Siddiqi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016 2:9

    Content type: Research

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