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  1. Remote, centralized clinical pharmacist services provided by board-certified clinical pharmacists have been shown to effectively assist in chronic disease management. We assess the feasibility of implementing ...

    Authors: Logan T. Murry, Christopher P. Parker, Rachel J. Finkelstein, Matthew Arnold and Korey Kennelty

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:127

    Content type: Research

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  2. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) benefit when their caregivers can effectively advocate for appropriate services. Barriers to caregiver engagement such as provider mistrust, cultural differences, s...

    Authors: Suzannah Iadarola, Melanie Pellecchia, Aubyn Stahmer, Hyon Soo Lee, Lindsay Hauptman, Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick, Samantha Crabbe, Sarah Vejnoska, Elizabeth Morgan, Heather Nuske, Paul Luelmo, Chris Friedman, Connie Kasari, Amanda Gulsrud, David Mandell and Tristram Smith

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:124

    Content type: Research

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  3. Patients, particularly older people, often experience safety issues when transitioning from hospital to home. Although the evidence is currently equivocal as to how we can improve this transition of care, inte...

    Authors: Ruth Baxter, Jenni Murray, Jane K. O’Hara, Catherine Hewitt, Gerry Richardson, Sarah Cockayne, Laura Sheard, Thomas Mills and Rebecca Lawton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:123

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  4. Asthma control in adolescents is low with half of the young people in a London study identified as having suboptimal control when measured using the Asthma Control Test. Control of asthma symptoms can be impro...

    Authors: Gioia Mosler, Katherine Harris, Jonathan Grigg and Liz Steed

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:122

    Content type: Research

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  5. Acute otitis media (AOM) is associated with high antibiotic prescribing rates. Antibiotics are somewhat effective in improving pain and middle ear effusion (MEE); however, they have unfavourable effects. Alter...

    Authors: Respati W. Ranakusuma, Amanda R. McCullough, Eka D. Safitri, Yupitri Pitoyo, Widyaningsih Widyaningsih, Christopher B. Del Mar and Elaine M. Beller

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:121

    Content type: Research

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  6. Older adults suffering partial tooth loss may need additional intervention strategies other than natural tooth replacement alone to improve their nutritional status. This study aimed to design and develop a ha...

    Authors: Leigh-Ann McCrum, Sinead Watson, Laura McGowan, Bernadette McGuinness, Christopher Cardwell, Mike Clarke, Jayne V. Woodside and Gerry McKenna

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:120

    Content type: Research

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  7. Displaced victims of interpersonal violence, such as refugees, asylum seekers, and victims of sexual exploitation, are growing in numbers and are often suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A...

    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 6:69

    Content type: Study Protocol

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:110

  8. Non-fatal self-harm is one of the commonest reasons for adults’ emergency hospital attendance. Although strongly associated with fatal and non-fatal repetition, there is weak evidence about effective intervent...

    Authors: David Owens, Alexandra Wright-Hughes, Liz Graham, Paul Blenkiron, Kayleigh Burton, Michelle Collinson, Amanda Farrin, Simon Hatcher, Katie Martin, John O’Dwyer, Louise Pembroke, David Protheroe, Sandy Tubeuf and Allan House

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:119

    Content type: Research

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  9. Adoption of responsive trauma-informed practices by staff in hospital-based paediatric care may help mitigate downstream costs associated with treatment delivery due to reduced pain and distress for children a...

    Authors: Megan Simons, Alexandra De Young, Steven M. McPhail, Gillian Harvey, Justin Kenardy, Sanjeewa Kularatna, Roy Kimble and Zephanie Tyack

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:118

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  10. Biofortification of staple food crops may be a cost-effective and sustainable approach to reducing micronutrient deficiencies in resource-poor settings with low dietary diversity. However, its success depends ...

    Authors: Usman Mahboob, Heather Ohly, Edward J. M. Joy, Victoria Moran, Mukhtiar Zaman and Nicola M. Lowe

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:117

    Content type: Research

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  11. Self-administration of medication (SAM) during hospitalization is a complex intervention where patients are involved in their course of treatment. The study aim was to pilot test the SAM intervention. The obje...

    Authors: Charlotte Arp Sørensen, Charlotte Olesen, Marianne Lisby, Ulrika Enemark and Annette de Thurah

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:116

    Content type: Research

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  12. Stroke survivors are highly sedentary; thus, breaking up long uninterrupted bouts of sedentary behaviour could have substantial health benefit. However, there are no intervention strategies specifically aimed ...

    Authors: Jennifer Hall, Sarah Morton, Jessica Hall, David J. Clarke, Claire F. Fitzsimons, Coralie English, Anne Forster, Gillian E. Mead and Rebecca Lawton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:115

    Content type: Research

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  13. Serious mental illness (SMI) is a prevalent public health problem affecting 25% of individuals in jail. Re-entry to the community following incarceration is a vulnerable time for justice-involved individuals w...

    Authors: Maji Hailemariam, Lauren M. Weinstock and Jennifer E. Johnson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:114

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  14. The aim was to assess the feasibility of conducting a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of induction of labour comparing use of two methods in the outpatient setting.

    Authors: Amarnath Bhide, Philip Sedgwick, Barbara Barrett, Georgina Cupples, Rose Coates, Rosie Goode, Sandra Linton and Christine McCourt

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:113

    Content type: Research

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  15. People with hypermobility spectrum disorder (HSD) are in great risk of experiencing shoulder symptoms, but evidence for treatment is sparse. Therefore, the objective was to evaluate the feasibility of 16-week ...

    Authors: Behnam Liaghat, Søren T. Skou, Uffe Jørgensen, Jens Sondergaard, Karen Søgaard and Birgit Juul-Kristensen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:97

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  29. 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

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  35. 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

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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

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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  44. 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

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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

    Content type: Research

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