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  1. Patients with severe mental illness (SMI) die prematurely due to undetected and inadequate treatment of somatic illnesses. The SOFIA pilot study was initiated to mend this gap in health inequity. However, reac...

    Authors: Katrine Tranberg, Tina Drud Due, Maarten Rozing, Alexandra Brandt Ryborg Jønsson, Marius Brostrøm Kousgaard and Anne Møller
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:182
  2. Based on the lack of literature to support any treatment strategy in patients with foot drop due to peroneal nerve entrapment, a prospective study randomizing patients between surgery and conservative treatmen...

    Authors: Christophe Oosterbos, Sofie Rummens, Kris Bogaerts, Anaïs Van Hoylandt, Sophie Hoornaert, Frank Weyns, Annie Dubuisson, Jeroen Ceuppens, Sophie Schuind, Justus L Groen, Robin Lemmens and Tom Theys
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:181
  3. Urinary incontinence (UI) is a prevalent health problem in women worldwide. Many women experience UI during pregnancy. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended pelvic floor musc...

    Authors: Xiaowei Yang, Aixia Zhang, Rong Zhu, Lynn Sayer, Sam Bassett and Sue Woodward
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:180
  4. Poor medication adherence is a major barrier to HIV control among youth living with HIV (Y-PLWH). The PEERNaija application (app) is an adapted smartphone app grounded in social cognitive and contigency managemen...

    Authors: Leslie J. Pierce, Martin C. Were, Sandra Amaral, Muktar H. Aliyu, Oliver Ezechi, Agatha David, Ifeoma Idigbe, Adesola Z. Musa, Prosper Okonkwo, Nadia Dowshen and Aima A. Ahonkhai
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:179
  5. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Despite the prevalence and associated burden of cognitive impairment post-stroke, there is uncertainty regarding optimal cognitive rehabilitation fo...

    Authors: Mairéad O’ Donoghue, Pauline Boland, Sinead Taylor, Edel Hennessy, Eva Murphy, Siobhan Leahy, John McManus, Dominika Lisiecka, Helen Purtill, Rose Galvin and Sara Hayes
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:178
  6. Individuals with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are burdened by long-lasting symptoms (e.g., dyspnea and fatigue) post-treatment. These symptoms often reduce physical activity levels and increase the risk ...

    Authors: C. M. Fairman, O. L. Owens, K. L. Kendall, J. Steele, A. R. Schumpp, C. Latella, M. T. Jones, L. Marcotte, J. M. Dawson, C. M. J. Peddle-McIntyre and K. K. McDonnell
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:177
  7. Behavioural support via mobile health (mHealth) is emerging. This study aimed to assess the feasibility, acceptability, cost, and potential effect on weight of a mHealth follow-up program in bariatric surgery.

    Authors: Charlene Wright, Jaimon T. Kelly, Joshua Byrnes, Katrina L. Campbell, Rebecca Healy, Jane Musial and Kyra Hamilton
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:176
  8. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs more commonly in military veterans than the general population. Whilst current therapies are effective, up to half of veterans commencing treatment do not complete ...

    Authors: J. Sturt, R. Rogers, C. Armour, D. Cameron, L. De Rijk, F. Fiorentino, T. Forbes, C. Glen, A. Grealish, J. Kreft, I. Meye de Souza, E. Spikol, V. Tzouvara and N. Greenberg
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:175
  9. Smell loss is a common problem with an estimated 5% of the population having no functioning sense of smell. Viral causes of smell loss are the second most common cause and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic i...

    Authors: Kala Kumaresan, Sara Bengtsson, Saber Sami, Allan Clark, Thomas Hummel, James Boardman, Juliet High, Rashed Sobhan and Carl Philpott
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:174
  10. Physical activity (PA) counseling holds promise for increasing PA levels in people with chronic respiratory disease, though little long-term change has been shown to date. Here, we describe the development of ...

    Authors: Rachel S. Tappan, Jennifer R. Ettinger, Delaney Mahon, Sarah E. Mroz, Walter Hall, Estelle Maajid, Chelsea Stratton, Denise Trotter Zynda, David E. Conroy and Margaret Danilovich
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:173
  11. Non-memory-led dementias such as posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) are low prevalent and often affect individuals under...

    Authors: Aida Suárez-González, Amber John, Emilie Brotherhood, Paul M. Camic, Roberta McKee-Jackson, Mel Melville, Mary Pat Sullivan, Rhiannon Tudor-Edwards, Gill Windle, Sebastian Crutch, Zoe Hoare and Joshua Stott
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:172
  12. Insulin pump therapy (IPT) improves glucose control in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) compared with multiple daily injections (MDI). However, their size, the tethered insulin infusion set, intrusiveness whe...

    Authors: Yee Wen Kong, Cheng Yi Yuan, Katerina Kiburg, Katrin Brown, Steven Trawley, Andi Partovi, Kerryn Roem, Natalie Harrison, Spiros Fourlanos, Elif I. Ekinci and David N. O’Neal
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:171
  13. The NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression programme (‘TTad’; formerly Improving Access to Psychological Therapies ‘IAPT’) delivers high-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to over 200,000 ...

    Authors: Laura A. Warbrick, Barnaby D. Dunn, Paul A. Moran, John Campbell, David Kessler, Katie Marchant, Michelle Farr, Mary Ryan, Megan Parkin, Richard Sharpe, Katrina Turner, Mona Sylianou, Gemma Sumner and Emma Wood
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:170
  14. Globally, an estimated 260 million people suffer from depression [1], and there is a clear need for the development of new, alternative antidepressant therapies. In light of problems with the tolerability and ...

    Authors: Carina Joy Donegan, Dimitri Daldegan-Bueno, Rachael Sumner, David Menkes, William Evans, Nicholas Hoeh, Frederick Sundram, Lisa Reynolds, Rhys Ponton, Alana Cavadino, Todd Smith, Partha Roop, Nathan Allen, Binu Abeysinghe, Darren Svirskis, Anna Forsyth…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:169
  15. Symptom perception is an important process of heart failure (HF) self-care that persons with HF need in order to master self-care management. It also leads to better patient outcomes. Symptom perception consis...

    Authors: Gabrielle Cécile Santos, Maria Liljeroos, Kelly Tschann, Kris Denhaerynck, Justine Wicht, Corrine Y. Jurgens, Roger Hullin and Petra Schäfer-Keller
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:168
  16. Patients with mental illness have an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality compared to the rest of the population, which is partly related to unhealthy lifestyle habits. To individualise lif...

    Authors: Veronica Milos Nymberg, Miriam Pikkemaat, Susanna Calling and Peter Nymberg
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:167
  17. Long COVID is suggested to be present in 14 to 43% of COVID 19-survivors. Literature on this new condition states a need for a multidisciplinary approach including physical exercise and nutrition. The aim of t...

    Authors: Stijn Roggeman, Berenice Gabriela Jimenez Garcia, Lynn Leemans, Joy Demol, Janne Geers, Ann De Smedt, Koen Putman, Marc Schiltz, David Beckwée and Elisabeth De Waele
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:166
  18. Physical activity has been shown to benefit patients undergoing adjuvant cancer therapy. Although exercise interventions may be applied in several settings, most trials have focused on specialized facilities f...

    Authors: Larissa Xavier Neves da Silva, Jayne Santos Leite, Andresa Conrado Ignacio, Fernanda Dias Massierer, Lucinéia Orsolin Pfeifer, Linda Ariene dos Santos Cardoso, Tainá Silveira Alano and Daniel Umpierre
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:165
  19. Symptoms and complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can affect daily activities and quality of life, and patients with COPD require long-term follow-up by their general practitioner. Pro...

    Authors: Beate-Christin Hope Kolltveit, Marit Graue, Christine Råheim Borge and Bente Frisk
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:164
  20. Justifying sample size for a pilot trial is a reporting requirement, but few pilot trials report a clear rationale for their chosen sample size. Unlike full-scale trials, pilot trials should not be designed to...

    Authors: K. Hemming, M. Taljaard, E. Gkini and J. Bishop
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:163
  21. Delirium affects over 20% of all hospitalised older adults. Delirium is associated with a number of adverse outcomes following hospital admission including cognitive decline, anxiety and depression, increased ...

    Authors: Louise Allan, Abby O’Connell, Shruti Raghuraman, Alison Bingham, Abigail Laverick, Kirstie Chandler, James Connors, Benjamin Jones, Jinpil Um, Sarah Morgan-Trimmer, Rowan Harwood, Victoria A. Goodwin, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Annie Hawton, Rob Anderson, Thomas Jackson…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:162
  22. Guidelines, checklists, frameworks, and recommendations (GCFRs) related to preliminary studies serve as essential resources to assist behavioral intervention researchers in reporting findings from preliminary ...

    Authors: Christopher D. Pfledderer, Lauren von Klinggraeff, Sarah Burkart, Alexsandra da Silva Bandeira, Bridget Armstrong, R. Glenn Weaver, Elizabeth L. Adams and Michael W. Beets
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:161
  23. For infertile women with overweight/obesity and insulin resistance (IR), it is uncertain whether intervention before infertility treatment can improve live birth rate (LBR). We implemented a factorial-design s...

    Authors: Xiaojuan Wang, Sufen Cai, Sha Tang, Lanlin Yang, Jing Tan, Xin Sun and Fei Gong
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:160
  24. Huntington’s disease (HD) is an adult-onset genetic neurodegenerative condition associated with cognitive decline, motor impairments, and emotional difficulties. Anxiety affects up to 71% of HD gene expansion ...

    Authors: Maria Dale, Fiona J. R. Eccles, Katie Melvin, Zaynah Khan, Lee Jones, Nicolò Zarotti, Reza Kiani, Jenny Johnson, Robert Wells and Jane Simpson
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:159
  25. Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of preventable blindness in Canada. Clinical guidelines recommend annual diabetic retinopathy screening for people living with diabetes to reduce the risk and progressio...

    Authors: Valerie Umaefulam, Mackenzie Wilson, Marie Carole Boucher, Michael H. Brent, Maman Joyce Dogba, Olivia Drescher, Jeremy M. Grimshaw, Noah M. Ivers, John G. Lawrenson, Fabiana Lorencatto, David Maberley, Nicola McCleary, Sheena McHugh, Olivera Sutakovic, Kednapa Thavorn, Holly O. Witteman…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:158
  26. People with severe mental illness (e.g. psychosis, bipolar disorder) experience poor oral health compared to the general population as shown by more decayed, missing and filled teeth and a higher prevalence of...

    Authors: Claire Hilton, Abigail Morris, Girvan Burnside, Rebecca Harris, Vishal R. Aggarwal, Sarah Procter, Robert Griffiths, Paul French, Louise Laverty, Fiona Lobban, Katherine Berry, David Shiers, Rebecca Golby, Fanni Fazekas, Kyriakos Valemis, Antonia Perry…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:157
  27. Obesity is a chronic disease and is an established risk factor for other chronic diseases and mortality. Young adulthood is a period when people may be highly amenable to healthy behavior change, develop lifel...

    Authors: Laura N. Anderson, Elizabeth Alvarez, Taylor Incze, Jean-Eric Tarride, Matthew Kwan and Lawrence Mbuagbaw
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:156
  28. Stress levels and thus the risk of developing related physical and mental health conditions are rising worldwide. Dysfunctional beliefs contribute to the development of stress. Potentially, such beliefs can be...

    Authors: Marie Keinert, Bjoern M. Eskofier, Björn W. Schuller, Stephanie Böhme and Matthias Berking
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:155
  29. Low back pain (LBP) is the main cause of activity limitation and work absence across the world, leading to a high social and economic burden for individuals, families, the labour market and society. The overal...

    Authors: Joanne Marley, Caroline Larsson, Flavia Piccinini, Sarah Howes, Elisa Casoni, Eva Ekvall Hansson and Suzanne McDonough
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:154
  30. While 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in adolescents as young as age 9, providers typically recommend it at ages 11–12. Studies sugges...

    Authors: Nadja A. Vielot, Robyn M. Lane, Kaitlyn Loefstedt, Jennifer L. Cunningham, Jason Everson, Eli Tiller, Sarah E. Johnson Patel and Jennifer S. Smith
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:153
  31. Food gardening may positively influence cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk-related behaviors. However, the vast majority of existing gardening interventions have used an in-person delivery model which has limit...

    Authors: Susan Veldheer, Maxfield Whitehead-Zimmers, Candace Bordner, Olivia Weinstein, Hena Choi, Kira Spreenberg-Bronsoms, Jason Davis, David E. Conroy, Kathryn H. Schmitz and Christopher Sciamanna
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:152
  32. Teacher-delivered behavioral classroom management interventions are effective for students with or at-risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other disruptive behavior challenges, but they ...

    Authors: Gwendolyn M. Lawson, Julie Sarno Owens, David S. Mandell, Samantha Tavlin, Steven Rufe, Aaron R. Lyon, Ricardo Eiraldi and Thomas J. Power
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:151
  33. Data show that disturbances in the gut microbiota play a role in glucose homeostasis, type 1 diabetes (T1D) risk and progression. The prebiotic high amylose maize starch (HAMS) alters the gut microbiome profil...

    Authors: Heba M. Ismail, Maria Spall, Carmella Evans-Molina and Linda A. DiMeglio
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:150
  34. Mental wellbeing encompasses life satisfaction, social connectedness, agency and resilience. In adolescence, mental wellbeing reduces sexual health risk behaviours, substance use and violence; improves educati...

    Authors: Kelly Rose-Clarke, Damodar Rimal, Joanna Morrison, Indira Pradhan, John Hodsoll, Gerard Abou Jaoude, Brian Moore, Louise Banham, Justin Richards, Mark Jordans, Audrey Prost, Nabin Lamichhane, Jaya Regmee, Kamal Gautam and Nagendra P. Luitel
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:149

    The Correction to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2024 10:18

  35. Social-emotional capacities contribute to children’s mental health by helping them navigate their own and others’ emotional states and forge healthy relationships. Caregivers and educators are critical sociali...

    Authors: Ruth Speidel, Tracy K. Y. Wong, Redab Al-Janaideh, Tyler Colasante and Tina Malti
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:148
  36. Early mobilisation is strongly recommended following abdominal cancer surgery, but evidence on how to structure early mobilisation to improve outcomes and support patient adherence is lacking. Pedatim® (Physte...

    Authors: Patrik Karlsson, Malin Nygren-Bonnier, Lars Henningsohn, Elisabeth Rydwik and Maria Hagströmer
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:147
  37. Despite attempts to improve the cross-sectoral flow of information, difficulties remain in routine healthcare. The resulting negative impact on continuity of care is often associated with poor health outcomes,...

    Authors: Astrid-Alexandra Klein, Jenny Petermann, Franziska Brosse, Steve Piller, Martin Kramer, Maria Hanf, Truc Sophia Dinh, Sylvia Schulz-Rothe, Jennifer Engler, Karola Mergenthal, Hanna M. Seidling, Sophia Klasing, Nina Timmesfeld, Marjan van den Akker and Karen Voigt
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:146
  38. About 69% of Americans living with spinal cord injury (SCI) suffer from long-term debilitating neuropathic pain, interfering with the quality of daily life. Neuropathic pain is refractory to many available tre...

    Authors: Ann Van de Winckel, Sydney Carpentier, Wei Deng, Lin Zhang, Ricardo Battaglino and Leslie Morse
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:145
  39. Cognitive bias modification for interpretation (CBM-I) trainings have shown positive effects on interpretation bias in both active interpretation bias training conditions and structurally similar control condi...

    Authors: Tonya Frommelt, Milena Traykova, Belinda Platt and Charlotte E. Wittekind
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:144
  40. There is a dearth of research to support the treatment of people with postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS). Despite expert consensus suggesting exercise is recommended for this patient group, there are no rand...

    Authors: Gemma Pearce, Nikki Holliday, Harbinder Sandhu, Helen Eftekhari, Julie Bruce, Emma Timms, Laura Ablett, Lesley Kavi, Jane Simmonds, Rebecca Evans, Paul Magee, Richard Powell, Shane Keogh and Gordon McGregor
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:143
  41. Authors: Paul Hutton, James Kelly, Christopher D. J. Taylor, Brian Williams, Richard Emsley, Candy Ho Alexander, Anvita Vikram, David Saddington, Andrea McCann, Joseph Burke, Emma Eliasson, Sean Harper, Thanos Karatzias, Peter J. Taylor, Andrew Watson, Nadine Dougall…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:142

    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:117

  42. Exercise and healthy eating are known to reduce chronic disease risk; however, formerly incarcerated individuals (i.e., returning citizens) face significant social barriers when attempting to engage with exist...

    Authors: Rodlescia S. Sneed, Leon El-Alamin, Marsha Thrower, Jessica Nadrowski and Kayla Habermehl
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:141
  43. The period of pregnancy and early motherhood is a substantial life change associated with psychological turbulence. During this period, some women experience symptoms of anxiety and depression of sufficient se...

    Authors: Hilary Brown, Jane Fisher, Julie Cwikel, Orly Sarid and Heather Rowe
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:140
  44. Fear of falling is associated with numerous negative health outcomes in older adults and can limit the rehabilitation process. Hypnosis is now recognized as an effective treatment for a variety of conditions, ...

    Authors: Clémence Cuvelier, Mélany Hars, Maria Pia Zamorani-Bianchi, François R. Herrmann, Catherine Ducharne Wieczorkiewicz, Dina Zekry, Gabriel Gold and Andrea Trombetti
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:139
  45. Approximately, 8% of community-based adults aged ≥ 50 years in England are frail. Frailty has been found to be associated with poorer outcomes after joint replacement. Targeting frailty preoperatively via exer...

    Authors: Tanzeela Khalid, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Wendy Bertram, Lucy Culliford, Clare England, Emily Henderson, Catherine Jameson, Marcus Jepson, Shea Palmer, Michael R. Whitehouse and Vikki Wylde
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:138
  46. NK cells are the most active innate immune cells in antiviral immunity, which are impaired by SARS-COV2 infection. Infusion of allogeneic NK cells might be a complementary treatment to boost immune system func...

    Authors: Mohammad Ahmadvand, Mahdieh Shokrollahi Barough, Zahra Sadat Hashemi, Hassan Sanati, Fereshteh Abbasvandi, Masud Yunesian, Keivan Majidzadeh-A, Jalil Makarem, Hamid Reza Aghayan, Atefeh Abedini, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh and Ramin Sarrami Forooshani
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:137
  47. Developing efficient cognitive training for the older population is a major public health goal due to its potential cognitive benefits. A promising training target is executive control, critical for multitaski...

    Authors: Sharon Sanz Simon, Daniel Ben-Eliezer, Maria Pondikos, Yaakov Stern and Daniel Gopher
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:136
  48. Law enforcement frequently responds to substance abuse and mental health crises. Crisis stabilization units (CSUs) operate as a public-receiving facility to provide short-term stabilization services for indivi...

    Authors: Carrie Pettus, Rachel Fulmer, Shelby D. Pederson and Jacob Eikenberry
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:135
  49. Excessive gestational weight gain (EGWG), insufficient prenatal physical activity and sleep, and poor psychological wellbeing independently increase risks for adverse maternal and infant outcomes. A novel appr...

    Authors: Jenn A. Leiferman, Rachael Lacy, Jessica Walls, Charlotte V. Farewell, Mary K. Dinger, Danielle Symons Downs, Sarah S. Farrabi, Jennifer L. Huberty and James F. Paulson
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:134
  50. Dynamic hand orthosis may help upper limb recovery by keeping the wrist and hand in an optimal position while executing a grasp. Our aim was to investigate the feasibility of combining a dynamic hand orthosis ...

    Authors: Yih Wong, Louise Ada, Grethe Månum and Birgitta Langhammer
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:132

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