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  1. Participation in temporary alcohol abstinence campaigns such as ‘Dry January’ may prompt enduring reductions in alcohol consumption. A randomized controlled trial (RCT) is required to establish any long-term b...

    Authors: Matt Field, Jo-Anne Puddephatt, Laura Goodwin, Lynn Owens, Danielle Reaves and John Holmes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:9

    Content type: Research

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  2. Patients with burn injuries may receive a skin graft to achieve healing in a timely manner. However, in around 7% of cases, the skin graft is lost (fails to attach to the wound site) and a re-grafting procedur...

    Authors: Rebecca Kandiyali, Howard Thom, Amber E. Young, Rosemary Greenwood and Nicky J. Welton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:8

    Content type: Research

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  3. A relatively novel method of appraisal, methodological reviews (MRs) are used to synthesize information on the methods used in health research. There are currently no guidelines available to inform the reporti...

    Authors: Daeria O. Lawson, Alvin Leenus and Lawrence Mbuagbaw

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  4. The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility of conducting a large, multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing needle fasciotomy with limited fasciectomy for treatment of Dupuytren’s con...

    Authors: T. R. C. Davis, W. Tan, E. F. Harrison, W. Hollingworth, A. Karantana, N. Mills, T. Hepburn, K. Sprange, L. Duley, J. M. Blazeby, C. G. Bainbridge, S. R. Murali and A. A. Montgomery

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:7

    Content type: Research

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  5. The Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) programme is a fall prevention programme originally taught in a resource-intensive one-to-one format with limited feasibility for large-scale implementation....

    Authors: Franziska Kramer, Sarah Labudek, Carl-Philipp Jansen, Corinna Nerz, Lena Fleig, Lindy Clemson, Clemens Becker and Michael Schwenk

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  6. Retrospective studies conducted in psychiatric wards have indicated a shorter duration of stay for depressed inpatients in bright compared to dim daylight-exposed rooms, pointing to a possible antidepressant e...

    Authors: Carlo Volf, Anne Sofie Aggestrup, Signe Dunker Svendsen, Torben Skov Hansen, Paul Michael Petersen, Carsten Dam-Hansen, Ulla Knorr, Ema Erkocevic Petersen, Janus Engstrøm, Ida Hageman, Janus Christian Jakobsen and Klaus Martiny

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  7. Increasing levels of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mental health problems, high rates of unhealthy behaviours and health inequalities remain major public health challenges worldwide. In the context of incr...

    Authors: Paul Watts, Susanna Rance, Victoria McGowan, Heather Brown, Clare Bambra, Gail Findlay and Angela Harden

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:4

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  8. Identifying and addressing heavy drinking represents a major public health priority worldwide. Whilst the majority of alcohol screening and brief intervention (ASBI) research has been conducted in western, hig...

    Authors: Bernd Schulte, Amy O’Donnell, Harald Lahusen, Christina Lindemann, Mariya Prilutskaya, Oleg Yussopov, Zhanar Kaliyeva, Marcus-Sebastian Martens and Uwe Verthein

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:3

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  9. Lifestyle factors, including diet and physical activity, are associated with prostate cancer progression and mortality. However, it is unclear how men would like lifestyle information to be delivered following...

    Authors: Luke A. Robles, Stuart J. Wright, Lucy Hackshaw-McGeagh, Ellie Shingler, Constance Shiridzinomwa, J. Athene Lane, Richard M. Martin and Sorrel Burden

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  10. Along with an aging population, the field of robot technology in rehabilitation is expanding. As new technologies develop, it is important to test these clinically before implementation. To assess the possibil...

    Authors: AS. Bertelsen, A. Storm, L. Minet and J. Ryg

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  11. There is a need to provide a large amount of extra practice on top of usual rehabilitation to adults after stroke. The purpose of this study was to determine if it is feasible to add extra upper limb practice ...

    Authors: Emma J. Schneider, Louise Ada and Natasha A. Lannin

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:156

    Content type: Research

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  12. Claims about what we need to do to improve our health are everywhere. Most interventions simply tell people what to do, and do not empower them to critically assess health information. Our objective was to des...

    Authors: Daniel Semakula, Allen Nsangi, Matt Oxman, Sarah Ellen Rosenbaum, Andrew David Oxman, Astrid Austvoll-Dahlgren, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Margaret Kaseje, Angela Morelli, Atle Fretheim and Nelson Kaulukusi Sewankambo

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:155

    Content type: Research

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  13. Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors (i.e. individuals diagnosed with cancer between 15 and 39 years and who completed treatment) may benefit from physical activity. Yet, few researchers have expl...

    Authors: Amanda Wurz and Jennifer Brunet

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:154

    Content type: Research

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  14. Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, particularly pre-eclampsia, pose a substantial health risk for both maternal and foetal outcomes. The BUMP (Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring in Pregnancy) interventions are b...

    Authors: Rebecca Band, Lisa Hinton, Katherine L. Tucker, Lucy C. Chappell, Carole Crawford, Marloes Franssen, Sheila Greenfield, James Hodgkinson, Christine McCourt, Richard J. McManus, Jane Sandall, Mauro Dala Santos, Carmelo Velardo and Lucy Yardley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:153

    Content type: Research

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  15. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of the PhunkyFoods Programme, a primary school-based intervention to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity knowledge and behaviours to as...

    Authors: Pinki Sahota, Meaghan Christian, Rhiannon Day and Kim Cocks

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:152

    Content type: Research

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  16. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is relatively common in young people and causes significant disability. Graded exercise therapy (GET) and activity management are rec...

    Authors: Amberly Brigden, Lucy Beasant, Daisy Gaunt, William Hollingworth, Nicola Mills, Emma Solomon-Moore, Russell Jago, Chris Metcalfe, Kirsty Garfield, Charlotte Wray, Adam Trist, Victoria Vilenchik, Caroline Grayson and Esther Crawley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:151

    Content type: Research

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  17. Successful cancer treatment can lead to cancer survivors being predisposed to an increased lifelong risk of adverse late health effects. Therefore, high-quality cancer survivorship care to earlier detect and t...

    Authors: Eline Bouwman, Rosella P. M. G. Hermens, Nicole M. A. Blijlevens, Judith B. Prins and Jacqueline J. Loonen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:150

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  18. Adolescents and providers can benefit from practical tools targeting lifestyle modification for obesity prevention and management. We created Conversation Cards for Adolescents© (CCAs), a patient-centered communi...

    Authors: M. Kebbe, A. Farmer, M. P. Dyson, S. D. Scott, T. L. F. McHugh, S. Lappa, H. Rajani, T. Ladha, B. Islam, L. Jacoby, F. Nasir, K. Talwar, J. L. Wincott, M. Zhang and G. D. C. Ball

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:149

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  19. School mental health care often is provided by teams contracted from community mental health agencies. The team members that provide this care, however, do not typically receive training in how to work effecti...

    Authors: Courtney Benjamin Wolk, Rebecca E. Stewart, Peter Cronholm, Ricardo Eiraldi, Eduardo Salas and David S. Mandell

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:148

    Content type: Research

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  20. Efforts to combat the epidemic of childhood obesity have approached the issue from many different angles, with a family approach being the gold standard. While most efforts focus on the parents, few have viewe...

    Authors: Lindy Williams, Aleshia Magee, Cameron Kilby, Katherine Maxey and Joseph A. Skelton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:147

    Content type: Research

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  21. A key concern for people with chronic pain is experiencing increased pain and/or re-injury. Consequently, individuals with chronic pain can develop a maladaptive fear of movement that leads to adverse function...

    Authors: Christopher A. Fowler, Lisa M. Ballistrea, Kerry E. Mazzone, Aaron M. Martin, Howard Kaplan, Kevin E. Kip, Jennifer L. Murphy and Sandra L. Winkler

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:146

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  22. Fatigue is the third most prevalent symptom for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), yet optimal strategies for its management are unclear. Treatment protocols for fatigue in other conditions have b...

    Authors: Micol Artom, Wladyslawa Czuber-Dochan, Jackie Sturt, Hannah Proudfoot, Danniella Roberts and Christine Norton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:145

    Content type: Research

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  23. Frailty is a widely used measure in older patients as a predictor of poor outcomes after hospitalization and surgery. There is a growing body of data in kidney transplantation suggesting frailty can predict ad...

    Authors: Joanna Schaenman, Loren Castellon, Emily C. Liang, Deepa Nanayakkara, Basmah Abdalla, Catherine Sarkisian and Deena Goldwater

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:144

    Content type: Research

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  24. Prehospital (ambulance) care can reduce morbidity and mortality from trauma. Yet, there is a dearth of effective evidence-based interventions and implementation strategies. Emergency Medical Services Traumatic...

    Authors: Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman, Julia Dixon, Andrew Lamp, Shaheem de Vries, Brenda Beaty, Lani Finck, Kathryn Colborn, Kubendhren Moodley, Amanda Skenadore, Russell E. Glasgow, Edward P. Havranek, Vikhyat S. Bebarta and Adit A. Ginde

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:143

    Content type: Research

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  25. General practitioner (GP)-led primary care is the linchpin of health care in Ireland. Reflecting international trends, there are increasing concerns about the sustainability of the current Irish GP service due...

    Authors: Tom Pierse, Luke Barry, Liam Glynn, Diarmuid Quinlan, Andrew Murphy and Ciaran O’Neill

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:142

    Content type: Research

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  26. Aflatoxins (AFs) are naturally occurring fungal metabolites produced by the Aspergilla species of fungi. The staple food grain, maize (Zea mays), is highly susceptible to AF contamination. In Kenya, contamination...

    Authors: Ruth Nabwire Wangia, David Peter Githanga, Jia-Sheng Wang and Omu Aggrey Anzala

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:141

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  27. Yearly, approximately 25,000 US women experience stillbirth and African American women have a 2.2 fold increased risk of stillbirth compared with white women. After stillbirth, women are subject to a sevenfold...

    Authors: Jennifer Huberty, Jeni Green, Katherine J. Gold, Jenn Leiferman and Joanne Cacciatore

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:140

    Content type: Research

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  28. The prevalence of prediabetes is rapidly rising in the UK, largely associated with an increase in obesity. Lifestyle programmes that provide support to make and sustain dietary and physical activity behavioura...

    Authors: Sophie Cassidy, Nduka Okwose, Jadine Scragg, David Houghton, Kirsten Ashley, Michael I. Trenell, Djordje G. Jakovljevic, Kate Hallsworth and Leah Avery

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:139

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  29. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Ireland with almost 6000 smokers dying each year from smoking-related diseases. The ‘We Can Quit2’ (WCQ2) study is a pilot pragmatic two-arm, parallel-g...

    Authors: Catherine Hayes, Aurelia Ciblis, Catherine Darker, Nadine Dougall, Joanne Vance, Nicola O’Connell, Fiona Dobbie, Kirsty Loudon, Emma Burke, Declan Devane and Linda Bauld

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:138

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  30. Parent carers of disabled children are at increased risk of mental and physical health problems. They often experience challenges to maintaining good health which have implications for their well-being and the...

    Authors: Gretchen Bjornstad, Kath Wilkinson, Beth Cuffe-Fuller, Katharine Fitzpatrick, Aleksandra Borek, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Annie Hawton, Mark Tarrant, Vashti Berry, Jenny Lloyd, Annabel McDonald, Mary Fredlund, Shelley Rhodes, Stuart Logan and Christopher Morris

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:137

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  31. The global incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is increasing. Given the many complications associated with T2DM, effective management of the disease is crucial. Physical activity is considered to be a...

    Authors: Jessica E. Bourne, Angie Page, Sam Leary, Robert C. Andrews, Clare England and Ashley R. Cooper

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:136

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  32. Observational studies have found that 75% of healthy adult fracture patients (ages 18–50) have serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels < 30 ng/mL. Although lower serum 25(OH)D levels have yet to be correlat...

    Authors: Sheila Sprague, Sofia Bzovsky, Daniel Connelly, Lehana Thabane, Jonathan D. Adachi and Gerard P. Slobogean

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:135

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  33. Capecitabine and oxaliplatin (CAPOX) chemotherapy is a standard treatment for stage 2/3 colorectal cancer. Treatment is associated with dose-limiting toxicities such as neutropenia, vomiting, diarrhoea, and st...

    Authors: Ellie Shingler, Claire Perks, Georgia Herbert, Andy Ness and Charlotte Atkinson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:134

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  34. Intermittent claudication (IC) is the most common symptom of peripheral arterial disease. Previous research has suggested that cycloidal vibration therapy (CVT) may induce angiogenesis and improvements in circ...

    Authors: Leanne Atkin, John Stephenson and Karen Ousey

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:133

    Content type: Research

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  35. Inactive lifestyles are becoming the norm and creative approaches to encourage adolescents to be more physically active are needed. Little is known about how gamification techniques can be used in physical act...

    Authors: Rekesh Corepal, Paul Best, Roisin O’Neill, Frank Kee, Jennifer Badham, Laura Dunne, Sarah Miller, Paul Connolly, Margaret E. Cupples, Esther M. F. van Sluijs, Mark A. Tully and Ruth F. Hunter

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:132

    Content type: Research

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  36. Rehabilitation interventions, including novel technologies such as in-bed cycling, could reduce critical illness-associated morbidity. Frontline intensive care unit (ICU) therapists often implement these inter...

    Authors: Julie C. Reid, Devin S. McCaskell and Michelle E. Kho

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:131

    Content type: Research

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  37. The study evaluated the feasibility and safety of the exercise intervention and physical test procedures of our ongoing randomized controlled trial, examining the effect of physical exercise in newly diagnosed...

    Authors: Rikke Faebo Larsen, Mary Jarden, Lisbeth Rosenbek Minet, Ulf Christian Frølund and Niels Abildgaard

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:130

    Content type: Research

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  38. The purpose of this 6-week intervention was to test the feasibility and acceptability of implementing a telehealth-adapted Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) at a senior center.

    Authors: Jeannette M. Beasley, Lindsey Kirshner, Judith Wylie-Rosett, Mary Ann Sevick, Laura DeLuca and Joshua Chodosh

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:129

    Content type: Research

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  39. High levels of childhood obesity have been observed globally over the last three decades. Preschools are promising settings to implement obesity prevention interventions in the early years. The aim of this stu...

    Authors: Stephen Malden, John. J. Reilly, Ann-Marie Gibson, Farid Bardid, Carolyn Summerbell, Marieke De Craemer, Greet Cardon, Odysseas Androutsos, Yannis Manios and Adrienne Hughes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:128

    Content type: Research

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  40. Researchers publish the processes they use to develop interventions to improve health. Reflecting on this endeavour may help future developers to improve their practice.

    Authors: Liz Croot, Alicia O’Cathain, Katie Sworn, Lucy Yardley, Katrina Turner, Edward Duncan and Pat Hoddinott

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:127

    Content type: Review

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  41. Direct primary care provision of first-trimester medical abortion could potentially address inequitable abortion access in Canada. However, when Health Canada approved the combination medication Mifegymiso® (m...

    Authors: Courtney Devane, Regina M. Renner, Sarah Munro, Édith Guilbert, Sheila Dunn, Marie-Soleil Wagner and Wendy V. Norman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:126

    Content type: Research

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  42. Low levels of physical activity and high levels of sedentary behaviour are pervasive, especially in schools. Pre-service teacher education is pivotal to school and educational reform but is an under-studied se...

    Authors: Natalie Lander, Harriet Koorts, Emiliano Mazzoli, Kate Moncrieff and Jo Salmon

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:125

    Content type: Research

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  43. Perinatal mental health problems affect up to one in five women worldwide. Mental health problems in the perinatal period are a particular challenge in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where they can b...

    Authors: Katie Rose M. Sanfilippo, Bonnie McConnell, Victoria Cornelius, Buba Darboe, Hajara B. Huma, Malick Gaye, Paul Ramchandani, Hassoum Ceesay, Vivette Glover, Ian Cross and Lauren Stewart

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:124

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  44. Recruitment of a diverse participant pool to cancer clinical trials is an essential component of clinical research as it improves the generalizability of findings. Investigating and piloting novel recruitment ...

    Authors: Hala T. Borno, Brian M. Bakke, Celia Kaplan, Anke Hebig-Prophet, Jessica Chao, Yoon-Ji Kim, Jan Yeager, Pelin Cinar, Eric Small, Christy Boscardin and Ralph Gonzales

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:123

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  45. There is no definitive method of accurately diagnosing appendicitis before surgery. We evaluated the feasibility of collecting breath samples in children with abdominal pain and gathered preliminary data on th...

    Authors: David C. Wong, Samuel D. Relton, Victoria Lane, Mohamed Ismail, Victoria Goss, Jane Bytheway, Robert M. West, Jim Deuchars and Jonathan Sutcliffe

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:121

    Content type: Research

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  46. Pilot and feasibility trials are conducted to determine feasibility or to collect information that would inform the design of a larger definitive trial. Clear progression criteria are required to determine if ...

    Authors: Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Sarah Daisy Kosa, Daeria O. Lawson, Rosa Stalteri, Oluwatobi R. Olaiya, Ahlam Alotaibi and Lehana Thabane

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:120

    Content type: Research

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  47. Problems with oral language skills in childhood have been linked with poor educational, employment, and mental health outcomes. In the UK, there is increasing concern about the oral language skills of children...

    Authors: Claudine Bowyer-Crane, Dea Nielsen, Maria Bryant, Nimarta Dharni, Rebecca Heald, Chloe Storr and Josie Dickerson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:119

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  48. Most health care for people with diabetes occurs in family practice, yet balancing the time and resources to help these patients can be difficult. An intervention empowering patients, leveraging community reso...

    Authors: Gina Agarwal, Jessica Gaber, Julie Richardson, Dee Mangin, Jenny Ploeg, Ruta Valaitis, Graham J. Reid, Larkin Lamarche, Fiona Parascandalo, Dena Javadi, Daria O’Reilly and Lisa Dolovich

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:118

    Content type: Research

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  49. A high BMI during and after pregnancy is linked to poor pregnancy outcomes and contributes to long-term maternal obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. Evidence of feasible, effective postnatal interventions is ...

    Authors: Debra Bick, Cath Taylor, Amanda Avery, Vanita Bhavnani, Victoria Craig, Andy Healey, Nina Khazaezadeh, Sarah McMullen, Bimpe Oki, Eugene Oteng-Ntim, Sheila O’Connor, Lucilla Poston, Paul Seed, Sarah Roberts and Michael Ussher

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:117

    Content type: Study Protocol

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