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  1. Content type: Research

    preHEAT was a randomised controlled feasibility trial to determine how best to measure skin necrosis in breast reconstruction to inform the design of a larger multicentre trial.

    Authors: Saahil Mehta, Suzie Cro Cro, Billie Coomber, Rachel Rolph, Victoria Cornelius and Jian Farhadi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:5

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  2. Content type: Study Protocol

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the largest cause of death and disability in Australia. Australian national guidelines for the primary prevention of CVD recommend that all adults without CVD and aged 45 year...

    Authors: Sandeep Reddy, Kevin Mc Namara, Mary Malakellis, Tim Denton, Cathy McDonald, Jane Opie, Andrew Sanigorski and Vincent Versace

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:4

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    Anecdotally, several strategies have been suggested in order to improve tolerability of fish oil supplements, but there is little evidence supporting any of these strategies. The aim of this study was to deter...

    Authors: Scott S. Malinowski, Katie E. Barber, Omayma A. Kishk, Andrew A. Mays, Sara R. Jones, Adrian L. Turner and Daniel M. Riche

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:3

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    Pathophysiological concepts in delirium are not sufficient to define objective biomarkers suited to improve clinical approaches. Advances in neuroimaging have revalued electroencephalography (EEG) as a tool to...

    Authors: Robert Fleischmann, Steffi Traenkner, Antje Kraft, Sein Schmidt, Stephan J. Schreiber and Stephan A. Brandt

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:2

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  5. Content type: Study Protocol

    End-stage kidney disease is a life-changing illness. Many patients require haemodialysis, a treatment that impacts profoundly on quality of life and mental health. Arts-based interventions have been used in ot...

    Authors: Claire Carswell, Joanne Reid, Ian Walsh, Helen McAneney and Helen Noble

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:1

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  6. Content type: Study Protocol

    Authors: Charlie C. Hall, Lucy Norris, Liz Dixon, Jane Cook, Matthew Maddocks, Catriona Graham, Sharon Tuck, Erna Haraldsdottir, Duncan Brown, Anna Lloyd, Anne Finucane, Peter Hall, Katharina Diernberger, Richard J. E. Skipworth, Marie Fallon and Barry J. Laird

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:192

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  7. Content type: Study Protocol

    Research shows that worn-out physical environments are obstacles to psychiatric inpatient care. Patients want better relationships with staff and things to do; staff want an environment that offers hope, a cal...

    Authors: Britt-Marie Lindgren, Jenny Molin, Mats Lundström, Maria Strömbäck, Ellinor Salander Renberg and Anders Ringnér

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:191

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  8. Content type: Study Protocol

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, neurodegenerative disorder affecting over 137,000 people in the UK and an estimated five million people worldwide. Treatment typically involves long-term dopaminergic the...

    Authors: Joshua S. Payne, John V. Hindle, Aaron W. Pritchard, R. Rhys Davies, Rudi Coetzer, Giovanni D’Avossa, R. Martyn Bracewell and E. Charles Leek

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:190

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  9. Content type: Study Protocol

    Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a characterised by perceived defects or flaws in appearance which are associated with distressing thoughts, repetitive or obsessive behaviours, and significant impairment in s...

    Authors: Francesca Beilharz, David J. Castle, Andrea Phillipou and Susan L. Rossell

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:189

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  10. Content type: Study Protocol

    A rotator cuff tear is a common disabling shoulder problem. Symptoms include pain, weakness, lack of shoulder mobility and sleep disturbance. Many patients require surgery to repair the tear; however, there is...

    Authors: Jonathan A. Cook, Naomi Merritt, Jonathan L. Rees, Joanna C. Crocker, Sally Hopewell, Melina Dritsaki, David J. Beard, Amar Rangan, Cushla Cooper, Lucksy Kottam, Dair Farrar-Hockley, Michael Thomas, Robert Earle and Andrew J. Carr

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:188

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  11. Content type: Study Protocol

    Low-quality social relationships in older adults are strongly associated with feelings of loneliness. Physical activity interventions could reduce loneliness and improve psychological well-being, among other h...

    Authors: Anastasia V. Shvedko, Janice L. Thompson, Carolyn A. Greig and Anna C. Whittaker

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:187

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  12. Content type: Research

    Obesity is twice as common in people with schizophrenia as the general population and associated with significantly worsened psychiatric and physical health. Despite National Institute for Health and Care Exce...

    Authors: Marian E. Carey, Janette Barnett, Yvonne Doherty, Katherine Barnard, Heather Daly, Paul French, Rebecca Gossage-Worrall, Michelle Hadjiconstantinou, Daniel Hind, Jonathan Mitchell, Alison Northern, John Pendlebury, Shanaya Rathod, David Shiers, Cheryl Taylor and Richard I. G. Holt

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:186

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    Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is often undertaken in the oldest frailest cohort of patients undergoing cardiac interventions. We plan to investigate the potential benefit of cardiac rehabilita...

    Authors: Paula Rogers, Sayed Al-Aidrous, Winston Banya, Shelley Rahman Haley, Tarun Mittal, Tito Kabir, Vasileois Panoulas, Shahzad Raja, Sunil Bhudia, Heather Probert, Claire Prendergast, Mark S. Spence, Simon Davies, Neil Moat, Rod S. Taylor and Miles Dalby

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:185

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    In keeping with the changing needs of the Canadian population, primary care systems need to become more person-focused in providing quality care to older adults. As part of Health TAPESTRY, a complex intervent...

    Authors: Dena Javadi, Larkin Lamarche, Ernie Avilla, Raied Siddiqui, Jessica Gaber, Mehreen Bhamani, Doug Oliver, Laura Cleghorn, Dee Mangin and Lisa Dolovich

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:184

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  15. Content type: Study Protocol

    Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is characterized by problematic drinking that becomes severe. Individuals with AUD often experience insomnia and other sleep disturbances at various phases of recovery. Cognitive beh...

    Authors: Alyssa T. Brooks, Ralph T. Tuason, Subhajit Chakravorty, Shravya Raju, Lee M. Ritterband, Frances P. Thorndike and Gwenyth R. Wallen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:183

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  16. Content type: Research

    There is a need to reduce unnecessary general practitioner (GP) consultations and improve antibiotic stewardship in primary care. Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in children are the most common reason for ...

    Authors: Emma C. Anderson, Suzanne Ingle, Peter Muir, Charles R. Beck, John P. Leeming, Joanna Kesten, Christie Cabral and Alastair D. Hay

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:182

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  17. Content type: Research

    Multimorbidity (the co-existence of two or more chronic conditions in an individual) is a growing healthcare burden internationally; however, healthcare and disease management, including rehabilitation, is oft...

    Authors: Kathryn Barker, Anne E. Holland, Annemarie L. Lee, Terry Haines, Kathryn Ritchie, Claire Boote, Joanne Saliba, Stephanie Lowe, Fiona Pazsa, Lee Thomas, Monica Turczyniak and Elizabeth H. Skinner

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:181

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  18. Content type: Study Protocol

    Young people in the UK are at highest risk of sexually transmitted infections and report higher levels of unsafe sex than any other age group. Involving peer supporters in intervention delivery is acceptable t...

    Authors: Ross Forsyth, Carrie Purcell, Sarah Barry, Sharon Simpson, Rachael Hunter, Lisa McDaid, Lawrie Elliot, Julia Bailey, Kirsty Wetherall, Mark McCann, Chiara Broccatelli, Laurence Moore and Kirstin Mitchell

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:180

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  19. Content type: Research

    Limited outdoor walking is a marker of frailty and a risk factor for decline in mobility and self-care functioning, social isolation, and reduced health-related quality of life (HRQL). Objectives were to evalu...

    Authors: Ruth Barclay, Sandra Webber, Jacquie Ripat, Theresa Grant, C. Allyson Jones, Lisa M. Lix, Nancy Mayo, Cornelia van Ineveld and Nancy M. Salbach

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:179

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  20. Content type: Study Protocol

    A significant number of children experience disabilities as a result of living with HIV, including those on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Current paediatric HIV care does not prioritise rehabilitation. Further...

    Authors: Verusia Chetty, Stacy Maddocks, Saul Cobbing and Jill Hanass-Hancock

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:178

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  21. Content type: Correction

    Abstract

    Authors: M. C. Barnes, A. M. Haase, L. J. Scott, M-J Linton, A. M. Bard, J. L. Donovan, R. Davies, S. Dursley, S. Williams, D. Elliott, J. Potokar, N. Kapur, K. Hawton, R. C. O’Connor, W. Hollingworth, C. Metcalfe…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:177

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    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:172

  22. Content type: Study Protocol

    Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been used in various vascular access contexts; however, to date, it has not been widely adopted in haemodialysis clinics. People with end-stage kidney disease receiving hae...

    Authors: Monica L. Schoch, Judy Currey, Liliana Orellana, Paul N. Bennett, Vicki Smith and Alison M. Hutchinson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:176

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  23. Content type: Research

    Community-based programmes for children with excess weight are widely available, but few have been developed to meet the needs of culturally diverse populations. We adapted an existing children’s weight manage...

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:175

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  24. Content type: Study Protocol

    A higher proportion of African-Caribbean people in the UK are diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorders than other ethnic groups. High levels of shame and stigma at individual and community levels contri...

    Authors: Henna Lemetyinen, Juliana Onwumere, Richard James Drake, Kathryn Abel, Carol Haigh, Georgina Moulton and Dawn Edge

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:174

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  25. Content type: Study Protocol

    Sedentary behaviour and falls are important interrelated health issues in older people. One in three people aged 65 years and above fall at least once a year and sedentary behaviour has been identified as one ...

    Authors: Kareeann Sok-Fun Khow, Joanne Dollard, Kathy Bray, Carla Smyth, Mellick Chehade, Olga Theou and Renuka Visvanathan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:173

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  26. Content type: Research

    Job loss, austerity measures, financial difficulties and house repossession contribute to the risk of self-harm and suicide during recessions. Navigating the benefits system and accessing sources of welfare an...

    Authors: M. C. Barnes, A. M. Haase, L. J. Scott, M-J Linton, A. M. Bard, J. L. Donovan, R. Davies, S. Dursley, S. Williams, D. Elliott, J. Potokar, N. Kapur, K. Hawton, R. C. O’Connor, W. Hollingworth, C. Metcalfe…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:172

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:177

  27. Content type: Study Protocol

    New interventions are required to increase the number of people donating their organs after death. In the United States of America (USA), general practice has proved to be a successful location to increase org...

    Authors: Catrin Pedder Jones, Chris Papadopoulos, Gurch Randhawa and Zeeshan Asghar

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:171

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  28. Content type: Study Protocol

    People with dementia (PWD) experience ten times as many incident falls as people without dementia. Little is known about how best to deliver services to people with dementia following a fall. We used an integr...

    Authors: Louise M. Allan, Alison Wheatley, Elizabeth Flynn, Amy Smith, Chris Fox, Denise Howel, Robert Barber, Tara Marie Homer, Louise Robinson, Steve Wayne Parry, Lynne Corner, Jim Anthony Connolly, Lynn Rochester and Claire Bamford

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:170

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  29. Content type: Study Protocol

    Antenatal care is an important public health priority. Women from socially disadvantaged, and culturally and linguistically diverse groups often have difficulties with accessing antenatal care and report more ...

    Authors: Meg Wiggins, Mary Sawtell, Octavia Wiseman, Christine McCourt, Lauren Greenberg, Rachael Hunter, Sandra Eldridge, Penny Haora, Inderjeet Kaur and Angela Harden

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:169

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  30. Content type: Research

    Endometriosis is a common cause of chronic pelvic pain which can relapse after surgery, yet little research has been conducted on women’s experience of medical treatments for prevention of recurrence and the i...

    Authors: Elaine Denny, Annalise Weckesser, Georgina Jones, Stavroula Bibila, Jane Daniels and Siladitya Bhattacharya

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:168

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  31. Content type: Research

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of persistent pain and disability. Traditionally viewed as a slowly progressive disease, the impact of symptom variability on prognosis remains unclear. ‘Acute-on-chronic...

    Authors: Martin J. Thomas, Stephanie Butler-Walley, Trishna Rathod-Mistry, Zoe Mayson, Emma L. Parry, Christopher Pope, Tuhina Neogi and George Peat

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:167

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    Late adolescence and early adulthood is a period of highest incidence for onset of mental health problems. Transition to college environment has been associated with many risk factors such as the initial disru...

    Authors: Guillermo Perez Algorta, Anna Van Meter, Bernadka Dubicka, Steven Jones, Eric Youngstrom and Fiona Lobban

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:166

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  33. Content type: Research

    Following institutionalization of a relative with Alzheimer disease and related dementias (ADRD), family carers continue to provide care. They must learn to negotiate with staff and navigate the system all of ...

    Authors: Wendy Duggleby, Kathya Jovel Ruiz, Jenny Ploeg, Carrie McAiney, Shelley Peacock, Cheryl Nekolaichuk, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Sunita Ghosh, Kevin Brazil, Jennifer Swindle, Dorothy Forbes, Sandra Woodhead Lyons, Jasneet Parmar, Sharon Kaasalainen, Laura Cottrell and Jillian Paragg

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:165

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  34. Content type: Research

    In trials incorporating a health economic evaluation component, reliable validated measures for health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are essential. The EQ-5D is the preferred measure for cost-effectiveness a...

    Authors: A. M. Russell, J. L. O’Dwyer, L. D. Bryant, A. O. House, J. C. Birtwistle, S. Meer, A. Wright-Hughes, R. E. A. Walwyn, E. Graham, A. J. Farrin and C. T. Hulme

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:164

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  35. Content type: Research

    The portability and multiple functionalities of mobile devices make them well suited for collecting field data for naturalistic research, which is often beset with complexities in recruitment and logistics. Th...

    Authors: Patrick Lavoie, Sean P Clarke, Christina Clausen, Margaret Purden, Jessica Emed, Tanya Mailhot and Valerie Frunchak

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:163

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  36. Content type: Research

    To examine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effects of Hatha yoga on oxidative stress, motor function, and non-motor symptoms among individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

    Authors: Corjena Cheung, Rozina Bhimani, Jean F. Wyman, Jürgen Konczak, Lei Zhang, Usha Mishra, Marcia Terluk, Reena V. Kartha and Paul Tuite

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:162

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  37. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the barriers to use of child car seats in Australian Aboriginal communities, or the acceptability of programs to increase appropriate car seat use. This formative evaluation sought to con...

    Authors: Lisa Keay, Kate Hunter, Martyn Ralph, Bobby Porykali, Marilyn Lyford, Kathleen Clapham, Winston Lo and Rebecca Ivers

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:161

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  38. Content type: Research

    Access to rehabilitation to prevent disability and optimise function is recommended for patients with cancer, including following cancer diagnosis. Models to integrate rehabilitation within oncology services a...

    Authors: Joanne Bayly, Bethany M Edwards, Nicola Peat, Geoffrey Warwick, Ivo M Hennig, Arvind Arora, Andrew Wilcock, Irene J Higginson and Matthew Maddocks

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:160

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  39. Content type: Study Protocol

    Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with significant morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. Control of T2DM can be challenging for healthcare professionals for a number of reaso...

    Authors: Mark E Murphy, Molly Byrne, Fiona Boland, Derek Corrigan, Paddy Gillespie, Tom Fahey and Susan M Smith

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:159

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  40. Content type: Study Protocol

    Primary progressive aphasia is a language-led dementia, often associated with frontotemporal dementia. It presents as insidious deterioration of language skills (e.g. naming objects and understanding complex s...

    Authors: Anna Volkmer, Aimee Spector, Jason D Warren and Suzanne Beeke

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:158

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  41. Content type: Research

    The majority of stroke patients are inactive outside formal therapy sessions. Tailored activity feedback via a smartwatch has the potential to increase inpatient activity. The aim of the study was to identify ...

    Authors: Sophie Lawrie, Yun Dong, Dax Steins, Zhidao Xia, Patrick Esser, Shanbin Sun, Fei Li, James D Amor, Christopher James, Hooshang Izadi, Yi Cao, Derick Wade, Nancy Mayo and Helen Dawes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:157

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  42. Content type: Study Protocol

    The peanut ball has only been recently used as a support for women labouring with epidurals. The peanut ball is shaped like a peanut and fits snugly between the woman’s legs so that both legs are maintained as...

    Authors: Virginia Stulz, David Campbell, Biing Yin, Wafa Al Omari, Robin Burr, Heather Reilly and Kenny Lawson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:156

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  43. Content type: Research

    The COordinated Oral health Promotion (CO-OP) Chicago trial will test the efficacy of a community health worker (CHW) intervention to improve oral health behaviors for children at high risk for early childhood...

    Authors: Molly A Martin, Helen H Lee, Jazmin Landa, Mark Minier, David Avenetti and Anna Sandoval

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:155

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  44. Content type: Research

    The most efficacious childhood obesity prevention interventions have involved caregivers directly or indirectly. Due to the high reliance on technology, research examining technological intervention approaches...

    Authors: Laura C. Hopkins, Mary Fristad, Jacqueline D. Goodway, Bernadette Melnyk, Ihuoma Eneli, Chris Holloman, Julie A. Kennel, Alison Webster, Amy R. Sharn and Carolyn Gunther

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:153

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  45. Content type: Research

    Management of psychological adjustment and low mood after stroke can result in positive health outcomes. We have adapted a talk-based therapy, motivational interviewing (MI), and shown it to be potentially eff...

    Authors: Kulsum Patel, Caroline L Watkins, Chris J Sutton, Emma-Joy Holland, Valerio Benedetto, Malcolm F Auton, David Barer, Kausik Chatterjee and Catherine E Lightbody

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:152

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  46. Content type: Research

    Children admitted to nutritional rehabilitation units (NRUs) for inpatient treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) are at high risk of poor developmental and nutritional outcomes. The Kusamala Program is ...

    Authors: Allison I Daniel, Meta van den Heuvel, Melissa Gladstone, Mike Bwanali, Wieger Voskuijl, Celine Bourdon, Isabel Potani, Sara Fernandes, Jenala Njirammadzi and Robert H J Bandsma

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:151

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  47. Content type: Study Protocol

    Deliberate self-harm in the form of non-fatal self-poisoning is a major public health problem in Sri Lanka. Previous work suggests that many nurses in Sri Lanka—particularly those who work in primary care in t...

    Authors: A. N. L. M. De Silva, Andrew H. Dawson, Indika B. Gawarammana, Sampath Tennakoon and Thilini Rajapakse

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:150

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  48. Content type: Study Protocol

    Heart failure (HF) is a major cardiovascular disease with increasing prevalence. Thiamine deficiency occurs in 33% of patients with HF. However, the effectiveness of thiamine supplementation in HF is not known.

    Authors: Eric Kai Chung Wong, Justin Yusen Lee, Darryl P. Leong, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Haroon Yousuf, Sabina Keen, Sharon E. Straus, Christopher J. Patterson and Catherine Demers

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:149

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  49. Content type: Study Protocol

    Many patients who have been treated for breast cancer experience high levels of fear that the cancer will return. The FORECAST pilot study showed that for a third of the patients, fears of cancer recurrence (F...

    Authors: Mara van Beusekom, Josie Cameron, Carolyn Bedi, Elspeth Banks, Tom Kelsey and Gerry Humphris

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:148

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