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  1. Transfusion of red blood cells (RBC) is common, can have adverse effects, and is a costly and limited resource. Interventions that reduce iatrogenic blood losses could reduce transfusions. The objectives of th...

    Authors: Javier Barreda Garcia, Jonathan Z. Xian, Claudia Pedroza, Moiz Salahuddin, Garbo Mak, Anabelle Keene, Sujith V. Cherian, Alisha Y. Young, Praveen Vijhani and Pratik B. Doshi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:112

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  2. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in both African American and Hispanic men. Active surveillance is a treatment option for low- or very low-risk prostate cancer survivors, and lifestyle int...

    Authors: Dalnim Cho, Karen Basen-Engquist, Chiara Acquati, Hilary Ma, Curtis Pettaway, Yisheng Li, Cassandra S. Diep and Lorna H. McNeill

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:111

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  3. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Rina S. Ghafoerkhan, Henriette E. van Heemstra, Willem F. Scholte, Joriene R. J. van der Kolk, Jackie June F. ter Heide, Simone M. de la Rie, Linda M. Verhaak, Evelien Snippe and Paul A. Boelen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:110

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    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:69

  4. Effective translation of evidence-based research into clinical practice requires assessment of the many factors that can impact implementation success. Research methods that draw on recognised implementation f...

    Authors: Liesbeth Geerligs, Heather L. Shepherd, Nicole M. Rankin, Lindy Masya, Joanne M. Shaw, Melanie A. Price, Haryana Dhillon, Colette Dolan, Gabrielle Prest and Phyllis Butow

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:109

    Content type: Research

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  5. People living with dementia (PLwD) have a high fall risk as cognitive impairment compromises control of gait and balance. Fall prevention exercises that are effective in healthy older adults may not work for P...

    Authors: Elizabeth Binns, Ngaire Kerse, Kathy Peri, Gary Cheung and Denise Taylor

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:108

    Content type: Research

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  6. Young adults have elevated rates of mental health disorders, yet they often do not receive consistent care. The challenge of continuing to engage young adults has been pervasive worldwide. Few engagement inter...

    Authors: Michelle R. Munson, James J. Jaccard, Lionel D. Scott Jr, Sarah C. Narendorf, Kiara L. Moore, Nadia Jenefsky, Andrea Cole, Maryann Davis, Todd Gilmer, Rei Shimizu, Kristin Pleines, Kamilyah Cooper, Aaron H. Rodwin, Lindsay Hylek and Angel Amaro

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:107

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  7. Problem gambling and gambling disorder are major public health concerns worldwide, and awareness of associated negative consequences is rising. In parallel, treatment demand has increased, and Internet interve...

    Authors: Olof Molander, Philip Lindner, Jonas Ramnerö, Johan Bjureberg, Per Carlbring and Anne H. Berman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:106

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  8. Frailty is a common geriatric syndrome, characterized by reduced physiologic reserve and increased vulnerability to stressors, due to cumulative decline in multiple physiological systems. We studied the feasib...

    Authors: Xiao Liu, Jean Wei Ting Seah, Benedict Wei Jun Pang, Mary Ann Tsao, Falong Gu, Wai Chong Ng, Junie Ying Ru Tay, Tze Pin Ng and Shiou Liang Wee

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:105

    Content type: Research

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  9. Surgical bleeding is associated with postoperative cardiovascular complications. The efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid (TXA) in noncardiac surgery are still uncertain. Statins may prevent perioperative ca...

    Authors: Maura Marcucci, Emmanuelle Duceppe, Yannick Le Manach, Clive Kearon, John W. Eikelboom, Kayla Pohl, Jessica Vincent, Saeed Darvish-Kazem, Sadeesh K. Srinathan, John D. D. Neary, Joel L. Parlow, Andrea Kurz, Peter L. Gross, Marko Mrkobrada, Kumar Balasubramanian, Daniel I. Sessler…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:104

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  10. Urinary incontinence (UI) affects up to 40% of adult women within the UK, and pelvic floor muscle training can be effective as a treatment. The prevalence of UI is higher in athletic women than in their sedent...

    Authors: K. Gillian Campbell, Mark E. Batt and Avril Drummond

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:103

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  11. People living with diabetes can reduce their risk of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy by attending screening, which enables early detection and timely treatment. The aim of this pilot trial was to assess ...

    Authors: Nyawira Mwangi, Covadonga Bascaran, Mark Ng’ang’a, Jacqueline Ramke, Mathew Kipturgo, Stephen Gichuhi, Min Kim, David Macleod, Consuela Moorman, David Muraguri, Esbon Gakuo, Lawrence Muthami and Allen Foster

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:102

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  12. Falls represent a major health problem for older adults with cognitive impairment, and the effects of exercise for fall reduction are understudied in this population. This pilot randomized controlled trial eva...

    Authors: Melanie Fischbacher, Patricia Orializ Chocano-Bedoya, Ursina Meyer, Irene Bopp, Michèle Mattle, Reto Werner Kressig, Andreas Egli and Heike Annette Bischoff-Ferrari

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:101

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  13. Dystonia is one of the most common forms of movement disorder, caused by the co-contraction of antagonistic muscles, leading to abnormal postures and considerable disability. Non-motor symptoms, notably psychi...

    Authors: Megan E. Wadon, Mia Winter and Kathryn J. Peall

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:100

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  14. Modifying variables in exercise prescription can produce specific effects on Achilles tendinopathy outcomes. This study aims to determine the feasibility of conducting an adequately powered randomised trial in...

    Authors: Fatmah Hasani, Terry P. Haines, Shannon E. Munteanu, Bill Vicenzino and Peter Malliaras

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:99

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  15. The literature regarding undisplaced femoral neck fractures (FNF) is sparse. The aim of this prospective feasibility study is to compare the clinical outcome after undisplaced FNF treated with internal fixatio...

    Authors: Sebastian Mukka, Pontus Sjöholm, Athir Aziz, Thomas Eisler, Bakir Kadum, Ferid Krupic, Per Morberg and Arkan Sayed-Noor

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:98

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  16. Opioids, such as heroin, kill more people worldwide by overdose than any other type of drug, and death rates associated with opioid poisoning in the UK are at record levels (World Drug Report 2018 [Internet]. ...

    Authors: Matthew Jones, Fiona Bell, Jonathan Benger, Sarah Black, Penny Buykx, Simon Dixon, Tim Driscoll, Bridie Evans, Adrian Edwards, Gordon Fuller, Steve Goodacre, Rebecca Hoskins, Jane Hughes, Ann John, Jenna Jones, Chris Moore…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:96

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  17. Symptoms of depression are highly prevalent and under-treated in residential aged care facilities. Behavioural activation is a simple, cost-effective psychosocial intervention that might be appropriate to help...

    Authors: Christina Bryant, Lydia Brown, Meg Polacsek, Frances Batchelor, Hannah Capon and Briony Dow

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:95

    Content type: Research

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  18. Patellar instability is a relatively common condition that leads to disability and restriction of activities. People with recurrent instability may be given the option of physiotherapy or surgery though this i...

    Authors: U. Rahman, E. Gemperle-Mannion, A. Qureshi, C. Edwin, T. O. Smith, H. Parsons, J. Mason, M. Underwood, J. Eldridge, P. Thompson and A. Metcalfe

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:94

    Content type: Research

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  19. Due to an increase in PTSD patients seeking help in the Danish mental health sector and the addition of Complex PTSD to the ICD-11, there is a need to increase efficiency of existing treatments for PTSD. mHeal...

    Authors: Frederik Bernt Scharff, Marianne Engelbrecht Lau, Lisa Helena Grønberg Riisager, Stine Bjerrum Møller, Mehrak Lykkeberg Salimi, Matthias Gondan and Sofie Folke

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:92

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  20. Physical activity has many physical and mental health benefits and can delay the development of disability in older age. However, uptake of this health behaviour is sub-optimal in women in their middle and old...

    Authors: Geraldine Wallbank, Catherine Sherrington, Leanne Hassett, Dominika Kwasnicka, Josephine Y. Chau, Fiona Martin, Philayrath Phongsavan, Anne Grunseit, Colleen Canning, Marian Baird, Roberta Shepherd and Anne Tiedemann

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:91

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  21. Huntington’s disease (HD) is an inherited neurodegenerative condition which affects movement, coordination and cognitive functioning. Psychological difficulties are commonly experienced; however, psychological...

    Authors: Fiona J. R. Eccles, David Craufurd, Alistair Smith, Rhys Davies, Kristian Glenny, Max Homberger, Siofra Peeren, Dawn Rogers, Leona Rose, Zara Skitt, Rachael Theed and Jane Simpson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:90

    Content type: Research

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  22. Dry mouth is a common perioperative patient complaint. There are a number of treatments used for dry mouth in other settings which are effective. None have been tested previously in the perioperative setting. ...

    Authors: Leesa Morton, Amanda Tsan Yue Siu, Samuel Fowler, Chen Zhou, Christopher Nixon and Doug Campbell

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:89

    Content type: Research

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  23. Huntington’s disease (HD) is associated with a range of cognitive deficits including problems with executive function. In the absence of a disease modifying treatment, cognitive training has been proposed as a...

    Authors: Emma Yhnell, Hannah Furby, Rachel S. Lowe, Lucy C. Brookes-Howell, Cheney J. G. Drew, Rebecca Playle, Gareth Watson, Claudia Metzler-Baddeley, Anne E. Rosser and Monica E. Busse

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:88

    Content type: Research

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  24. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia worldwide. Despite effective treatment, it is characterized by frequent recurrences. Optimal therapeutic management of AF requires active participation an...

    Authors: Stefan Jobst, Lynn Leppla and Stefan Köberich

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:87

    Content type: Research

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  25. Although older adults encompass almost half of patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, it remains unclear which long-term hemodialysis vascular access type, arteriovenous fistula or arteriovenous graft,...

    Authors: Mariana Murea, Randolph L. Geary, Denise K. Houston, Matthew S. Edwards, Todd W. Robinson, Ross P. Davis, Justin B. Hurie, Timothy K. Williams, Gabriela Velazquez-Ramirez, Benjamin Bagwell, Audrey B. Tuttle, Shahriar Moossavi, Michael V. Rocco, Barry I. Freedman, Jeff D. Williamson, Haiying Chen…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:86

    Content type: Research

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  26. Charcot neuroarthropathy is a complication of peripheral neuropathy associated with diabetes which most frequently affects the lower limb. It can cause fractures and dislocations within the foot, which may pro...

    Authors: Catherine Gooday, Frances Game, Jim Woodburn, Fiona Poland, Erika Sims, Ketan Dhatariya, Lee Shepstone and Wendy Hardeman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:85

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  27. Approximately, half of stroke survivors experience fatigue. Fatigue may persist for many months and interferes with participation in everyday activities and has a negative impact on social and family relations...

    Authors: David C. Gillespie, Mark Barber, Marian C. Brady, Alan Carson, Trudie Chalder, Yvonne Chun, Vera Cvoro, Martin Dennis, Maree Hackett, Euan Haig, Allan House, Steff Lewis, Richard Parker, Fiona Wee, Simiao Wu and Gillian Mead

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:84

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  28. Anxiety is highly prevalent in people diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD), and can persist between acute episodes of mania and depression. Recent studies indicate that people with BD are prone to experiencing...

    Authors: Craig Steel, Kim Wright, Guy Goodwin, Judit Simon, Nicola Morant, Rod Taylor, Michael Brown, Susie Jennings, Susie Hales and Emily Holmes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:83

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  29. Individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who smoke are at increased risk for many types of cancers as well as an accelerated progression of microvascular and macrovascular complications. Smoking cessation is rec...

    Authors: Sydney A. Martinez, Samantha L. Quaife, Afsheen Hasan, Kathryn A. McMillan, Laura A. Beebe and Fiona Muirhead

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:82

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  30. It has been estimated that automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) is currently the fastest growing renal replacement therapy in the world. However, in light of the growing number of diabetic patients on peritonea...

    Authors: Karin Bergling, Javier de Arteaga, Fabián Ledesma and Carl Mikael Öberg

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:81

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  31. The school environment plays an essential role in promoting health education and physical activity for children and adolescence, and they are more likely to adapt it into their adulthood. School health educati...

    Authors: Aysha Almas, Romaina Iqbal, Sania Sabir, Abdul Ghani and Khawar Kazmi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:80

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  32. Obesity in adolescence is predictive of obesity in adulthood and risk for chronic disease. Traditional behavioral approaches to addressing obesity in adolescence rarely yield meaningful changes in body mass in...

    Authors: Elizabeth W. Cotter, Sarah E. Hornack, Jenny P. Fotang, Elizabeth Pettit and Nazrat M. Mirza

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:79

    Content type: Research

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  33. Children from low-income families experience accelerated BMI gain and learning loss during summer. Healthy Summer Learners (HSL) addresses accelerated BMI gain and academic learning loss during summer by provi...

    Authors: R. Dugger, K. Brazendale, E. T. Hunt, J. B. Moore, G. Turner-McGrievy, K. Vogler, M. W. Beets, B. Armstrong and R. G. Weaver

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:78

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  34. In the NICU, interventions intended to enhance maternal sensitivity are indicated in order to optimize preterm infant development and long-term mother-infant attachment. A novel nursing intervention was develo...

    Authors: Andréane Lavallée, Marilyn Aita, José Côté, Linda Bell and Thuy Mai Luu

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:77

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  35. Complications after major surgery are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Neck dissection is one of the most commonly performed major operations in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology. Significant surg...

    Authors: Mandeep S. Bajwa, Stacey Carruthers, Rob Hanson, Richard Jackson, Chris Braithwaite, Mike Edwards, Seema Chauhan, Catrin Tudur Smith, Richard J. Shaw and Andrew G. Schache

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:76

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  36. A stroke is a sudden, life-altering event with potentially devastating consequences for survivors and their loved ones. Despite advances in endovascular and neurocritical care approaches to stroke treatment an...

    Authors: Sarah Bannon, Ethan G. Lester, Melissa V. Gates, Jessica McCurley, Ann Lin, Jonathan Rosand and Ana-Maria Vranceanu

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:75

    Content type: Research

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  37. The valsalva manoeuvre is an internationally recommended initial treatment for supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). The pre-hospital use of a valsalva assist device, to help deliver this manoeuvre, could improv...

    Authors: Andrew Appelboam, Jonathan Green, Paul Ewings and Sarah Black

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:74

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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 2020 6:73

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  39. Very few of the publicly available apps directed towards self-management of low back pain (LBP) have been rigorously tested and their theoretical underpinnings seldom described. The selfBACK app was developed ...

    Authors: Louise Fleng Sandal, Cecilie K. Øverås, Anne Lovise Nordstoga, Karen Wood, Kerstin Bach, Jan Hartvigsen, Karen Søgaard and Paul Jarle Mork

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:72

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  40. Structured self-management education (SSME) for people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) improves biomedical and psychological outcomes, whilst being cost-effective. Yet uptake in the UK remains low. An ‘Em...

    Authors: Melanie Davies, Caroline A. Kristunas, Lisa Huddlestone, Abualbishr Alshreef, Danielle Bodicoat, Simon Dixon, Helen Eborall, Agnieszka Glab, Nicky Hudson, Kamlesh Khunti, Graham Martin, Alison Northern, Mike Patterson, Rebecca Pritchard, Sally Schreder, Bernie Stribling…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:71

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  41. Hip fracture is common, affecting 20% of women and 10% of men during their lifetime. The trajectory of patients’ recovery as they transition from the acute hospital setting to their usual residence is poorly u...

    Authors: Laura C. Armitage, Yuan Chi, Mauro Santos, Beth K. Lawson, Carlos Areia, Carmelo Velardo, Peter J. Watkinson, Lionel Tarassenko, Matthew L. Costa and Andrew J. Farmer

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:70

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  42. Mobility problems are present in 70–80% of stroke survivors and can result in impaired gait and reduced physical activity limiting independent living. Auditory rhythmic cueing (ARC) has been used to provide au...

    Authors: Patricia McCue, Silvia Del Din, Heather Hunter, Sue Lord, Christopher I. M. Price, Lisa Shaw, Helen Rodgers, Lynn Rochester and Sarah A. Moore

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:68

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  43. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Kimberly Legault, Mark Blostein, Marc Carrier, Susan Kahn, Sam Schulman, Sudeep Shivakumar, Cynthia Wu and Mark A. Crowther

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:67

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    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:52

  44. Hypertension (HTN) affects nearly 1 billion people globally and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), HTN represents an unmet health care gap that can be add...

    Authors: Cole Hooley, Ana A. Baumann, Vincent Mutabazi, Angela Brown, Dominic Reeds, W. Todd Cade, Lisa de las Fuentes, Enola K. Proctor, Stephen Karengera, Kenneth Schecthman, Charles Goss, Pascal Launois, Victor G. Davila-Roman and Eugene Mutimura

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:66

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  45. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)) is defined as fatigue that is disabling, is accompanied by additional symptoms and persists for ≥ 4 months. Treatment of CFS/ME aims...

    Authors: Hazel O’Dowd, Lucy Beasant, Jenny Ingram, Alan Montgomery, Will Hollingworth, Daisy Gaunt, Simon M. Collin, Sarah Horne, Beth Jones and Esther Crawley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:65

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  46. Diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) leads to the earlier detection of retinopathy and treatment that can prevent or delay the development of diabetes-related blindness. However, uptake continues to be sub-opt...

    Authors: Fiona Riordan, Emmy Racine, Susan M. Smith, Aileen Murphy, John Browne, Patricia M. Kearney, Colin Bradley, Mark James, Mark Murphy and Sheena M. McHugh

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:64

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  47. Globally, including in low- and middle-income [LMIC] countries, there is increased attention to and investment in interventions to prevent and respond to violence against women; however, most of these approach...

    Authors: Sarah R. Meyer, Sangeeta Rege, Prachi Avalaskar, Padma Deosthali, Claudia García-Moreno and Avni Amin

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:63

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  48. Strong evidence exists that substance use is a contributory risk factor for intimate partner abuse (IPA) perpetration. Men in substance use treatment are more likely to perpetrate IPA than men from the general...

    Authors: Gail Gilchrist, Sabine Landau, Polly Radcliffe, Mary McMurran, Gene Feder, Caroline Easton, Steve Parrott, Sara Kirkpatrick, Juliet Henderson, Laura Potts, Danielle Stephens-Lewis, Amy Johnson, Beverly Love, Gemma Halliwell, Sandi Dheensa, Cassandra Berbary…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:62

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  49. Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is common in people affected by breast cancer. FCR is associated with increased health service and medication use, anxiety, depression and reduced quality of life. Existing inte...

    Authors: Calum T. McHale, Susanne Cruickshank, Claire Torrens, Jo Armes, Deborah Fenlon, Elspeth Banks, Tom Kelsey and Gerald M. Humphris

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:60

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