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

    Authors: Simon S. Hackett, Ania Zubala, Katie Aafjes-van Doorn, Thomas Chadwick, Toni Leigh Harrison, Jane Bourne, Mark Freeston, Andrew Jahoda, John L. Taylor, Cono Ariti, Rachel McNamara, Lindsay Pennington, Elaine McColl and Eileen Kaner

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:195

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:180

  2. Shared decision-making is a process that involves collaborative discussions between a patient and a care team to ensure informed healthcare decisions. This process becomes more complex when the older person’s ...

    Authors: Thomas Tannou, Hélène Trimaille, Florence Mathieu-Nicot, Séverine Koeberle, Régis Aubry and Aurélie Godard-Marceau

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:194

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  3. Agitated behaviors are problematic in intensive care unit (ICU) patients recovering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) as they create substantial risks and challenges for healthcare providers. To date, there ha...

    Authors: David R. Williamson, Sofia Ihsenne Cherifa, Anne Julie Frenette, Mar Saavedra Mitjans, Emmanuel Charbonney, Gabrielle Cataford, Virginie Williams, Julia Lainer Palacios, Lisa Burry, Sangeeta Mehta, Caroline Arbour and Francis Bernard

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:193

    Content type: Research

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  4. As mother-to-child transmission of HIV decreases, and the population of infants who are born HIV-exposed, but uninfected (HEU) continues to rise, there is a growing need to understand the development and healt...

    Authors: Marina White, Ute D. Feucht, Eleanor Duffley, Felicia Molokoane, Chrisna Durandt, Edana Cassol, Theresa Rossouw and Kristin L. Connor

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:192

    Content type: Research

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  5. Depression is a common health problem during adolescence and is associated with adverse academic, social and health outcomes. To meet the demand for treatment for adolescent depression, there is a need for evi...

    Authors: Gabriel Abotsie, Viktoria Cestaro, Brioney Gee, Jamie Murdoch, Thando Katangwe, Richard Meiser-Stedman, Lee Shepstone, David Turner, Susie Tulk, Sharon Jarrett, Jon Wilson, Tim Clarke, Bonnie Teague and Paul Wilkinson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:191

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  6. The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that 11% of children (ages 5 to 17) worldwide are child laborers. ILO recently drew attention to migrant child laborers as an underreported, but more vulner...

    Authors: Ozge Sensoy Bahar, Fred M. Ssewamala, Abdallah Ibrahim, Alice Boateng, Proscovia Nabunya, Torsten B. Neilands, Emmanuel Asampong and Mary M. McKay

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:190

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  7. Haemophilia is a congenital bleeding disorder mainly affecting males. To prevent bleeding, patients need to perform regular intravenous injections (prophylaxis) throughout life. Non-adherence often occurs. Pro...

    Authors: J. W. Hoefnagels, K. Fischer, R. A. T. Bos, M. H. E. Driessens, S. L. A. Meijer, R. E. G. Schutgens and L. H. Schrijvers

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:189

    Content type: Research

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  8. To determine the feasibility of conducting a definitive randomised control trial (RCT) to answer the following questions: (1) Is early physiotherapy treatment acceptable and feasible for patients and direct he...

    Authors: Ahmed Alhowimel, Mazyad Alotiabi, Neil Coulson and Kathryn Radford

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:188

    Content type: Research

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

    Authors: Paula Guedes Cocate, Gilberto Kac, Berit Lilienthal Hieitmann, Paulo Nadanovsky, Maria Cláudia da Veiga Soares Carvalho, Camila Benaim, Michael Maia Schlüssel, Maria Beatriz Trindade de Castro, Nadya Helena Alves-Santos, Amanda Farnum Baptista, Michael F. Holick, Rana R. Mokhtar, Alessandra Raymundo Bomfim and Amanda Rodrigues Amorim Adegboye

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:187

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:38

  10. Although practice guidelines recommend physical activity and exercise for the management of knee osteoarthritis, pain is a common barrier to participation. Phototherapy has been shown to reduce pain intensity ...

    Authors: Kyle Vader, Abey Bekele Abebe, Mulugeta Bayisa Chala, Kevin Varette and Jordan Miller

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:186

    Content type: Research

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  11. Training speech production skills may be a valid intervention target for minimally verbal autistic children. Intervention studies have explored various approaches albeit on a small scale and with limited exper...

    Authors: Jo Saul and Courtenay Norbury

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:185

    Content type: Research

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

    Authors: Tania Perich, Philip B. Mitchell and Tanya Meade

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:184

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:170

  13. Despite medical advances, major surgery remains high risk with up to 44% of patients experiencing postoperative complications. Early recognition of postoperative complications is crucial in reducing morbidity ...

    Authors: C. L. Downey, J. Croft, G. Ainsworth, H. Buckley, B. Shinkins, R. Randell, J. M. Brown and D. G. Jayne

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:183

    Content type: Research

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  14. Menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) is a human rights issue; yet, it remains a challenge for many, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). MHH includes the socio-political, psychosocial, and env...

    Authors: Mandikudza Tembo, Jenny Renju, Helen A. Weiss, Ethel Dauya, Tsitsi Bandason, Chido Dziva-Chikwari, Nicol Redzo, Constancia Mavodza, Tendai Losi, Rashida Ferrand and Suzanna C. Francis

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:182

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  15. Early childhood educators (ECEs) often use detrimental feeding practices and are slow to implement positive feeding practices. Nevertheless, few studies have aimed to understand and change ECEs’ feeding practi...

    Authors: Taren Swindle, Julie M. Rutledge, Susan L. Johnson, James P. Selig and Geoff M. Curran

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:181

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  16. Rates of aggression in inpatient secure care are higher than in other psychiatric inpatient settings. People with intellectual disabilities in secure care require adapted psychological treatments. Interpersona...

    Authors: Simon S. Hackett, Ania Zubala, Katie Aafjes-van Doorn, Thomas Chadwick, Toni Leigh Harrison, Jane Bourne, Mark Freeston, Andrew Jahoda, John L. Taylor, Cono Ariti, Rachel McNamara, Lindsay Pennington, Elaine McColl and Eileen Kaner

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:180

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:195

  17. Stillbirth remains a major concern across the globe and in some high-resource countries, such as the UK; efforts to reduce the rate have achieved only modest reductions. One third of stillborn babies are small...

    Authors: Joanna Gent, Sian Bullough, Jane Harrold, Richard Jackson, Kerry Woolfall, Lazaros Andronis, Louise Kenny, Christine Cornforth, Alexander E. P. Heazell, Emily Benbow, Zarko Alfirevic and Andrew Sharp

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:179

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  18. Mindfulness-based programs are a novel and promising approach for supporting teachers’ occupational health and well-being. Although rationales for mindfulness programs for teachers have been offered, the empir...

    Authors: Summer S. Braun, Robert W. Roeser and Andrew J. Mashburn

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:178

    Content type: Research

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  19. A dementia diagnosis can prevent people from participating in society, leading to a further decline in cognitive, social and physical health. However, it may be possible for people with dementia to continue to...

    Authors: Dympna Casey, Niamh Gallagher, Declan Devane, Bob Woods, Kathy Murphy, Siobhán Smyth, John Newell, Andrew W. Murphy, Charlotte Clarke, Tony Foley, Fergus Timmons, Rose-Marie Dröes, Martin O’Halloran, Gill Windle, Kate Irving Lupton, Christine Domegan…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:177

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  20. Targeting modifiable lifestyle factors including diet and physical activity represents a potentially cost-effective strategy that could support a growing population of colorectal cancer survivors and improve t...

    Authors: Jana Sremanakova, Anne Marie Sowerbutts, Chris Todd, Richard Cooke and Sorrel Burden

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:176

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  21. Prolonged sitting, a significant risk factor for increased morbidity and mortality, is accumulated mostly in the workplace. There is limited research targeting specific at-risk populations to reduce occupation...

    Authors: Gail Helena Nicolson, Catherine Hayes and Catherine Darker

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:175

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  22. Acute chest syndrome (ACS) is the leading cause of mortality in sickle cell disease (SCD). The pathogenesis of ACS is complex and not entirely understood with multiple etiologies likely contributing simultaneo...

    Authors: Craig D. Seaman, Enrico Novelli, Laura De Castro and Margaret V. Ragni

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:174

    Content type: Letter

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  23. Recruitment to randomised controlled trials (RCTs) can be challenging, with most trials not reaching recruitment targets. Randomised feasibility studies can be set up prior to a main trial to identify and over...

    Authors: Samantha Husbands, Daisy Elliott, Tim R. C. Davis, Jane M. Blazeby, Eleanor F. Harrison, Alan A. Montgomery, Kirsty Sprange, Lelia Duley, Alexia Karantana, William Hollingworth and Nicola Mills

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:173

    Content type: Methodology

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  24. Electronic communication is used in various populations to achieve health goals, but evidence in stroke is lacking. We pilot tested the feasibility and potential effectiveness of a novel personalised electroni...

    Authors: Dominique A. Cadilhac, Nadine E. Andrew, Doreen Busingye, Jan Cameron, Amanda G. Thrift, Tara Purvis, Jonathan C. Li, Ian Kneebone, Vincent Thijs, Maree L. Hackett, Natasha A. Lannin and Monique F. Kilkenny

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:172

    Content type: Research

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  25. The clinical decisions of emergency department triage nurses need to be of the highest accuracy. However, studies have found repeatedly that these nurses over- or underestimate the severity of patient health c...

    Authors: Philippe Delmas, Assunta Fiorentino, Matteo Antonini, Séverine Vuilleumier, Guy Stotzer, Aurélien Kollbrunner, Dominique Jaccard, Jarle Hulaas, Olivier Rutschmann, Josette Simon, Olivier Hugli, Charlotte Gilart de Keranflec’h and Jérome Pasquier

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:171

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  26. Anxiety is prominent for many people living with bipolar disorder, yet the benefit of psychological interventions in treating this co-morbidity has been minimally explored and few studies have been conducted i...

    Authors: Tania Perich, Philip B. Mitchell and Tanya Meade

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:170

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:184

  27. Medication and behavior therapy are the conventional treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but they have limitations for preschool children. Evidence suggests that pediatric tuina, which...

    Authors: Shu-Cheng Chen, Juan Yu, Lorna Kwai-Ping Suen, Yan Sun, Ya-Zheng Pang, Dong-Dong Wang, Wen-Xia Zhao and Wing-Fai Yeung

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:169

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  28. Implementation trials aim to test the effects of implementation strategies on the adoption, integration or uptake of an evidence-based intervention within organisations or settings. Feasibility and pilot studi...

    Authors: Nicole Pearson, Patti-Jean Naylor, Maureen C. Ashe, Maria Fernandez, Sze Lin Yoong and Luke Wolfenden

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:167

    Content type: Commentary

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  29. Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are difficult to manage, particularly in acute care settings. As virtual reality (VR) technology becomes increasingly accessible and affordable, there ...

    Authors: Lora Appel, Erika Kisonas, Eva Appel, Jennifer Klein, Deanna Bartlett, Jarred Rosenberg and Christopher Smith

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:166

    Content type: Research

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  30. Bladder cancer outcomes have not changed significantly in 30 years; the BladderPath trial (Image Directed Redesign of Bladder Cancer Treatment Pathway, ISRCTN35296862) proposes to evaluate a modified pathway f...

    Authors: Harriet P. Mintz, Amandeep Dosanjh, Helen M. Parsons, Ana Hughes, Alicia Jakeman, Ann M. Pope, Richard T. Bryan, Nicholas D. James and Prashant Patel

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:165

    Content type: Methodology

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  31. Pilot trials often use quantitative data such as recruitment rate and retention rate to inform the design and feasibility of a larger trial. However, qualitative data such as patient, healthcare provider, and ...

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:164

    Content type: Methodology

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  32. As dietary behaviours developed during early childhood are known to track into adulthood, interventions that aim to improve child nutrition at a population level are recommended. Whilst early childhood educati...

    Authors: Courtney Barnes, Alice Grady, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Nicole Pond, Tameka McFayden, Dianne S. Ward, Amber E. Vaughn and Sze Lin Yoong

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:163

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  33. Pulmonary rehabilitation is an important component of chronic disease management in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and has been shown to improve shortness of breath, exercise capacity, quality of...

    Authors: Kelsey M. T. Hurley, Anne-Marie Selzler, Wendy M. Rodgers and Michael K. Stickland

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:162

    Content type: Research

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  34. The number of older people with multiple health problems is increasing worldwide. This creates a strain on clinicians and the health service when delivering clinical care to this patient group, who themselves ...

    Authors: Joanne Butterworth, Suzanne Richards, Fiona Warren, Emma Pitchforth and John Campbell

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:161

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  35. The vast majority of children undergoing cardiac surgery have low vitamin D levels post-operative, which may contribute to greater illness severity and worse clinical outcomes. Prior to the initiation of a lar...

    Authors: James Dayre McNally, Katie O’Hearn, Dean A. Fergusson, Jane Lougheed, Dermot R. Doherty, Gyaandeo Maharajh, Hope Weiler, Glenville Jones, Ali Khamessan, Stephanie Redpath, Pavel Geier, Lauralyn McIntyre, Margaret L. Lawson, Tara Girolamo and Kusum Menon

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:159

    Content type: Research

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  36. Cooking interventions have increased in popularity in recent years. Evaluation by meta-analyses and systematic reviews show consistent changes in dietary quality reports and cooking confidence, but not of card...

    Authors: Nicole Farmer, Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, Kimberly R. Middleton, Brenda Roberson, Sharon Flynn, Alyssa T. Brooks, Narjis Kazmi, Valerie Mitchell, Billy Collins, Rachel Hingst, Lucy Swan, Shanna Yang, Seema Kakar, Timothy Harlan and Gwenyth R. Wallen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:158

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  37. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is an autonomic nervous system disorder causing an abnormal cardiovascular response to upright posture. It affects around 0.2% of the population, most commonly ...

    Authors: Gordon McGregor, Siew Wan Hee, Helen Eftekhari, Nikki Holliday, Gemma Pearce, Harbinder Sandhu, Jane Simmonds, Shivam Joshi, Lesley Kavi, Julie Bruce, Sandeep Panikker, Boon Lim and Sajad Hayat

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:157

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  38. If adults practice several motor tasks together, random practice leads to better transfer and retention compared to blocked practice. Knowledge about this contextual interference (CI) effect could be valuable ...

    Authors: Judith V. Graser, Caroline H. G. Bastiaenen, Urs Keller and Hubertus J. A. van Hedel

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:156

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  39. The World Health Organization recommends 30 min of tummy time daily for improved motor development and reduced likelihood of plagiocephaly. As only 30% of infants meet this recommendation, parents require stra...

    Authors: Lyndel Hewitt, Samantha Stephens, Abbe Spencer, Rebecca M. Stanley and Anthony D. Okely

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:155

    Content type: Research

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  40. In early-stage breast cancer, the cornerstone of treatment is surgery. After breast-conserving surgery, adjuvant radiotherapy has shown to improve locoregional control and overall survival rates. The use of br...

    Authors: Hans Van Hulle, Vincent Vakaet, Giselle Post, Annick Van Greveling, Chris Monten, An Hendrix, Koen Van de Vijver, Jo Van Dorpe, Pieter De Visschere, Geert Braems, Katrien Vandecasteele, Hannelore Denys, Wilfried De Neve and Liv Veldeman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:154

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  41. A consistently demonstrated overlap exists between the occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment, yet these issues are historically addressed by distinct systems and programming. The randomized co...

    Authors: Danielle L. Fettes, Gregory A. Aarons, Valerie Brew, Karla Ledesma and Jane Silovsky

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:153

    Content type: Study Protocol

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

    Authors: Aikaterini Kassavou, Charlotte Emily A’Court, Jagmohan Chauhan, James David Brimicombe, Debi Bhattacharya, Felix Naughton, Wendy Hardeman, Cecilia Mascolo and Stephen Sutton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:152

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:134

  43. Recent meta-analyses point towards cognitive impairments in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), particularly in such executive function subdomains as planning and organization. Scant attention has focused on ...

    Authors: Duncan H. Cameron, Randi E. McCabe, Karen Rowa, Charlene O’Connor and Margaret C. McKinnon

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:151

    Content type: Research

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  44. The World Health Organization Safe Childbirth Checklist tool was specifically designed for developing countries such as sub-Saharan African countries, to ensure safety and security of the couple mother and new...

    Authors: Kadidiatou Raissa Kourouma, Wambi Maurice Evariste Yaméogo, Daouda Doukouré, Marie Laurette Agbré Yacé, Akoua Tano Kamelan, Soltié Aminata Coulibaly-Koné, Tiéba Millogo and Séni Kouanda

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:150

    Content type: Research

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  45. Few efficacious pediatric obesity interventions have been successfully translated and sustained in real-world practice, often due to inadequate fit with the priorities of under-resourced populations. Lifestyle...

    Authors: Debra Haire-Joshu, Cindy Schwarz, Rebekah Jacob, Pat Kristen, Shelly Johnston, Karyn Quinn and Rachel Tabak

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:149

    Content type: Research

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  46. An optimal treatment for traumatic anterior shoulder instability (TASI) remains to be identified. A shoulder instability neuromuscular exercise (SINEX) program has been designed for patients with TASI, but has...

    Authors: Amalie Nilssen Hagesæter, Tonje Løvold, Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Jesper Blomquist, Randi Hole, Henrik Eshoj and Liv Heide Magnussen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:148

    Content type: Research

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  47. Children with intellectual disability have an IQ < 70, associated deficits in adaptive skills and are at increased risk of having clinically concerning levels of behaviour problems. In addition, parents of chi...

    Authors: Elinor Coulman, Richard Hastings, Nick Gore, David Gillespie, Rachel McNamara, Stavros Petrou, Jeremy Segrott, Jill Bradshaw, Kerry Hood, Andrew Jahoda, Geoff Lindsay, Fiona Lugg-Widger, Michael Robling, Jacqui Shurlock and Vaso Totsika

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:147

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  48. Suicide risk of psychiatric patients has proven to be strongly increased in the months after discharge from a psychiatric hospital. Despite this high risk, there is a lack of systematic research on the causes ...

    Authors: Tim J. Krause, Annette Lederer, Magdalena Sauer, Jasmin Schneider, Cathrin Sauer, Burkhard Jabs, Elmar Etzersdorfer, Axel Genz, Michael Bauer, Susann Richter, Dan Rujescu and Ute Lewitzka

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:145

    Content type: Study Protocol

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