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  1. Patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are amenable to integrated palliative care (PC); however, despite the recommendation by various healthca...

    Authors: N. Siouta, A. Heylen, B. Aertgeerts, P. Clement, J. Van Cleemput, W. Janssens and J. Menten

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:31

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  2. Orthopedic injuries are the leading cause of hospital admissions in the USA, and many of these patients transition into chronic pain. Currently, there are no evidence-based interventions targeting prevention o...

    Authors: Ana-Maria Vranceanu, Cale Jacobs, Ann Lin, Jonathan Greenberg, Christopher J. Funes, Mitchel B. Harris, Marilyn M. Heng, Eric A. Macklin and David Ring

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:30

    Content type: Research

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  3. Living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is demanding, and emotional problems may impair ability for diabetes self-management. Thus, diabetes guidelines recommend regular assessment of such problems. Using patient-re...

    Authors: Ingvild Hernar, Marit Graue, David Richards, Ragnhild B. Strandberg, Roy M. Nilsen, Grethe S. Tell and Anne Haugstvedt

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:29

    Content type: Research

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  4. Current guidelines recommend less aggressive target hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels based on older age and lower life expectancy for older adults with diabetes. The effectiveness of electronic health record (EHR...

    Authors: Sara Kuppin Chokshi, Hayley M. Belli, Andrea B. Troxel, Saul Blecker, Caroline Blaum, Paul Testa and Devin Mann

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:28

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  5. Procedural sedation is a core skill of the emergency physician. Bolus administration of propofol is widely utilised in UK emergency departments to provide procedural sedation. Bolus administration of propofol,...

    Authors: Fiona M. Burton, David J. Lowe, Jonathan Millar, Alasdair R. Corfield and Malcolm A. B. Sim

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:27

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  6. This paper proposes and pilots a repeated random sampling method to promote the likelihood of collecting drinking data equally representative of the behavior of university students at all times through the aca...

    Authors: John A. Cunningham, Amber Anthenien and Clayton Neighbors

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:26

    Content type: Research

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  7. District-level hospitals (DLHs) can play an important role in the delivery of essential surgical services for rural populations in sub-Saharan Africa if adequately prepared and supported. This article describe...

    Authors: Chiara Pittalis, Ruairi Brugha, Gloria Crispino, Leon Bijlmakers, Gerald Mwapasa, Chris Lavy, Grace Le, Mweene Cheelo, John Kachimba, Eric Borgstein, Nyengo Mkandawire, Adinan Juma, Paul Marealle, Kondo Chilonga and Jakub Gajewski

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:25

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  8. Being overweight or obese following breast cancer diagnosis can increase cancer recurrence and mortality, so effective interventions for weight loss in this group could enhance survival. A pilot randomised con...

    Authors: Rumana S. N. Newlands, Maria Ntessalen, Julia Clark, Shona Fielding, Pat Hoddinott, Steven D. Heys, Geraldine McNeill and Leone C. A. Craig

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:24

    Content type: Research

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  9. Self-titration of blood pressure (BP) medications and lifestyle modifications are effective and safe strategies to lower BP. We assessed the feasibility of implementing a pharmacist-guided, patient-driven self...

    Authors: Charles Hopley, Emily Andrews, Patrick Klem, Michelle Jonjak, Ann Grothe, Patrick Ten Eyck, Zhiying You, Sarah J. Billups, Corey Lyon, Korey Kennelty, Bradley Dixon and Diana Jalal

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:23

    Content type: Research

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  10. Falls are a major health care concern for our aging population. Previous research has identified impaired sustained attention as a risk factor for falls. Recently, meditation has been shown to improve differen...

    Authors: Lindsay S. Nagamatsu and Sabrina D. Ford

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:22

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  11. There is a need for high-quality research aiming to increase physical activity in families. This study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of FRESH (Families Reporting Every Step to Health), a child-led...

    Authors: Justin M. Guagliano, Helen Elizabeth Brown, Emma Coombes, Claire Hughes, Andy P. Jones, Katie L. Morton, Edward C. F. Wilson and Esther M. F. van Sluijs

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:21

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  12. Studies have shown that supporting parents in pediatric oncology reduces family distress following a cancer diagnosis. Manualized programs for parents have therefore been developed to reduce family distress. H...

    Authors: David Ogez, Claude-Julie Bourque, Katherine Péloquin, Rebeca Ribeiro, Laurence Bertout, Daniel Curnier, Simon Drouin, Caroline Laverdière, Valérie Marcil, Émélie Rondeau, Daniel Sinnett and Serge Sultan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:20

    Content type: Research

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  13. One of the greatest barriers found by physical therapy treating individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the adherence to treatment, associated with the lack of motivation to remain active. Therefore, ther...

    Authors: Helena de Oliveira Braga, Elaine Cristina Gregório, Rafaela Simon Myra, Ana Sofia Kauling de Souza, Talita Vitorina Kunh, Jessica Klug, Adriana Coutinho de Azevedo Guimarães and Alessandra Swarowsky

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:19

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  14. Infant HIV diagnosis by HIV DNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing at the standard 6 weeks of age is often late to mitigate the mortality peak that occurs in HIV positive infants’ first 2–3 months of life...

    Authors: Matthew R. Sandbulte, Brad J. Gautney, May Maloba, Catherine Wexler, Melinda Brown, Natabhona Mabachi, Kathy Goggin, Raphael Lwembe, Niaman Nazir, Thomas A. Odeny and Sarah Finocchario-Kessler

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:18

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  15. Psychoeducation is included in the Norwegian national guidelines for treatment of adult ADHD. Despite some promising results for the treatment of other conditions and ADHD, little is known about the efficacy o...

    Authors: J. R. Vaag, M. L. Lara-Cabrera, O. Hjemdal, B. Gjervan and T. Torgersen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:17

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  16. People with depression/anxiety are twice as likely to smoke and are less responsive to standard tobacco treatments, leading to a reduced life expectancy of up to  13.6 years compared to people without depressi...

    Authors: Gemma Taylor, Paul Aveyard, Kate Bartlem, Alison Shaw, Jeremy Player, Chris Metcalfe, David Kessler and Marcus Munafò

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:16

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  17. Australian Aboriginal children experience high levels of dental caries (tooth decay) and are less likely to access preventive dental health services. High-strength fluoride varnish has been shown to reduce the...

    Authors: Yvonne Dimitropoulos, Anthony Blinkhorn, Michelle Irving, John Skinner, Steven Naoum, Alexander Holden, Angela Masoe, Boe Rambaldini, Vita Christie, Heiko Spallek and Kylie Gwynne

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:15

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  18. Despite the high prevalence of mood problems after stroke, evidence on effective interventions particularly for those with aphasia is limited. There is a pressing need to systematically evaluate interventions ...

    Authors: Katerina Hilari, Nicholas Behn, Jane Marshall, Alan Simpson, Shirley Thomas, Sarah Northcott, Chris Flood, Sally McVicker, Mireia Jofre-Bonet, Becky Moss, Kirsty James and Kimberley Goldsmith

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:14

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  19. Dating and relationship violence (DRV)—intimate partner violence during adolescence—encompasses physical, sexual and emotional abuse. DRV is associated with a range of adverse health outcomes including injurie...

    Authors: Rebecca Meiksin, Elizabeth Allen, Joanna Crichton, Gemma S. Morgan, Christine Barter, Diana Elbourne, Kate Hunt, G. J. Melendez-Torres, Steve Morris, H. Luz Mc Naughton Reyes, Joanna Sturgess, Bruce Taylor, Honor Young, Rona Campbell and Chris Bonell

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:13

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  20. Children with epilepsy have significant social impairments, yet evidence-based interventions to address these social difficulties are lacking. Emerging research has shown that social difficulties in children w...

    Authors: Elizabeth Stewart, Cathy Catroppa and Suncica Lah

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:12

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  21. Surgical site infection in vascular surgery has a reported incidence of up to 19%. A novel method of reducing this rate of infection is dressings coated with dialkylcarbamoylchloride (DACC), a hydrophobic woun...

    Authors: Joshua P. Totty, Amy E. Harwood, Paris L. Cai, Louise H. Hitchman, George E. Smith and Ian C. Chetter

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:11

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  22. Conditioning of physiological responses can be achieved by repeatedly pairing a previously neutral conditioned stimulus with the administration of a pharmacologically salient unconditioned stimulus. This type ...

    Authors: J. Tekampe, H. van Middendorp, F. C. G. J. Sweep, S. H. P. P. Roerink, A. R. M. M. Hermus and A. W. M. Evers

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:9

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  23. People with serious mental illness (SMI) have poorer physical health and reduced lifespans compared to the general population. Reasons for this are complex, but one important area is the identification and tre...

    Authors: Julie Williams, Nick Sevdalis and Fiona Gaughran

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:8

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  24. The long-term management of cardiometabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension, is complex and can be facilitated by supporting patient-directed behavioral changes. The concurrent application o...

    Authors: Edith Angellotti, John B. Wong, Ayal Pierce, Benjamin Hescott and Anastassios G. Pittas

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:7

    Content type: Research

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  25. Diabetes and prediabetes are chronic conditions that affect over 40% of the US adult population combined. Regular physical activity can benefit people with diabetes through improved glucose control and can red...

    Authors: Deborah Rohm Young, Miki K. Nguyen, Ayae Yamamoto, Magdalena Pomichowski, Melissa Cornejo, Silvia Paz, Karen J. Coleman, Robert E. Sallis and Stephen P. Fortmann

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:6

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:5

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:4

    Content type: Study Protocol

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:3

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:2

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:1

    Content type: Study Protocol

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:192

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:191

    Content type: Study Protocol

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:190

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:189

    Content type: Study Protocol

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:188

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:187

    Content type: Study Protocol

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:186

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:185

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:184

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:183

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:182

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:181

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:180

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:179

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:178

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  46. Abstract

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:177

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

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:176

    Content type: Study Protocol

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:175

    Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:174

    Content type: Study Protocol

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