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  1. Sedentary behaviour and falls are important interrelated health issues in older people. One in three people aged 65 years and above fall at least once a year and sedentary behaviour has been identified as one ...

    Authors: Kareeann Sok-Fun Khow, Joanne Dollard, Kathy Bray, Carla Smyth, Mellick Chehade, Olga Theou and Renuka Visvanathan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:173

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  2. Job loss, austerity measures, financial difficulties and house repossession contribute to the risk of self-harm and suicide during recessions. Navigating the benefits system and accessing sources of welfare an...

    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 4:172

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  3. New interventions are required to increase the number of people donating their organs after death. In the United States of America (USA), general practice has proved to be a successful location to increase org...

    Authors: Catrin Pedder Jones, Chris Papadopoulos, Gurch Randhawa and Zeeshan Asghar

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:171

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  4. People with dementia (PWD) experience ten times as many incident falls as people without dementia. Little is known about how best to deliver services to people with dementia following a fall. We used an integr...

    Authors: Louise M. Allan, Alison Wheatley, Elizabeth Flynn, Amy Smith, Chris Fox, Denise Howel, Robert Barber, Tara Marie Homer, Louise Robinson, Steve Wayne Parry, Lynne Corner, Jim Anthony Connolly, Lynn Rochester and Claire Bamford

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:170

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  5. Antenatal care is an important public health priority. Women from socially disadvantaged, and culturally and linguistically diverse groups often have difficulties with accessing antenatal care and report more ...

    Authors: Meg Wiggins, Mary Sawtell, Octavia Wiseman, Christine McCourt, Lauren Greenberg, Rachael Hunter, Sandra Eldridge, Penny Haora, Inderjeet Kaur and Angela Harden

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:169

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  6. Endometriosis is a common cause of chronic pelvic pain which can relapse after surgery, yet little research has been conducted on women’s experience of medical treatments for prevention of recurrence and the i...

    Authors: Elaine Denny, Annalise Weckesser, Georgina Jones, Stavroula Bibila, Jane Daniels and Siladitya Bhattacharya

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:168

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  7. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of persistent pain and disability. Traditionally viewed as a slowly progressive disease, the impact of symptom variability on prognosis remains unclear. ‘Acute-on-chronic...

    Authors: Martin J. Thomas, Stephanie Butler-Walley, Trishna Rathod-Mistry, Zoe Mayson, Emma L. Parry, Christopher Pope, Tuhina Neogi and George Peat

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:167

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  8. Late adolescence and early adulthood is a period of highest incidence for onset of mental health problems. Transition to college environment has been associated with many risk factors such as the initial disru...

    Authors: Guillermo Perez Algorta, Anna Van Meter, Bernadka Dubicka, Steven Jones, Eric Youngstrom and Fiona Lobban

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:166

    Content type: Research

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  9. Following institutionalization of a relative with Alzheimer disease and related dementias (ADRD), family carers continue to provide care. They must learn to negotiate with staff and navigate the system all of ...

    Authors: Wendy Duggleby, Kathya Jovel Ruiz, Jenny Ploeg, Carrie McAiney, Shelley Peacock, Cheryl Nekolaichuk, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Sunita Ghosh, Kevin Brazil, Jennifer Swindle, Dorothy Forbes, Sandra Woodhead Lyons, Jasneet Parmar, Sharon Kaasalainen, Laura Cottrell and Jillian Paragg

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:165

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  10. In trials incorporating a health economic evaluation component, reliable validated measures for health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are essential. The EQ-5D is the preferred measure for cost-effectiveness a...

    Authors: A. M. Russell, J. L. O’Dwyer, L. D. Bryant, A. O. House, J. C. Birtwistle, S. Meer, A. Wright-Hughes, R. E. A. Walwyn, E. Graham, A. J. Farrin and C. T. Hulme

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:164

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  11. The portability and multiple functionalities of mobile devices make them well suited for collecting field data for naturalistic research, which is often beset with complexities in recruitment and logistics. Th...

    Authors: Patrick Lavoie, Sean P Clarke, Christina Clausen, Margaret Purden, Jessica Emed, Tanya Mailhot and Valerie Frunchak

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:163

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  12. To examine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effects of Hatha yoga on oxidative stress, motor function, and non-motor symptoms among individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

    Authors: Corjena Cheung, Rozina Bhimani, Jean F. Wyman, Jürgen Konczak, Lei Zhang, Usha Mishra, Marcia Terluk, Reena V. Kartha and Paul Tuite

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:162

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  13. Little is known about the barriers to use of child car seats in Australian Aboriginal communities, or the acceptability of programs to increase appropriate car seat use. This formative evaluation sought to con...

    Authors: Lisa Keay, Kate Hunter, Martyn Ralph, Bobby Porykali, Marilyn Lyford, Kathleen Clapham, Winston Lo and Rebecca Ivers

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:161

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  14. Access to rehabilitation to prevent disability and optimise function is recommended for patients with cancer, including following cancer diagnosis. Models to integrate rehabilitation within oncology services a...

    Authors: Joanne Bayly, Bethany M Edwards, Nicola Peat, Geoffrey Warwick, Ivo M Hennig, Arvind Arora, Andrew Wilcock, Irene J Higginson and Matthew Maddocks

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:160

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  15. Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with significant morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. Control of T2DM can be challenging for healthcare professionals for a number of reaso...

    Authors: Mark E Murphy, Molly Byrne, Fiona Boland, Derek Corrigan, Paddy Gillespie, Tom Fahey and Susan M Smith

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:159

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  16. Primary progressive aphasia is a language-led dementia, often associated with frontotemporal dementia. It presents as insidious deterioration of language skills (e.g. naming objects and understanding complex s...

    Authors: Anna Volkmer, Aimee Spector, Jason D Warren and Suzanne Beeke

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:158

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  17. The majority of stroke patients are inactive outside formal therapy sessions. Tailored activity feedback via a smartwatch has the potential to increase inpatient activity. The aim of the study was to identify ...

    Authors: Sophie Lawrie, Yun Dong, Dax Steins, Zhidao Xia, Patrick Esser, Shanbin Sun, Fei Li, James D Amor, Christopher James, Hooshang Izadi, Yi Cao, Derick Wade, Nancy Mayo and Helen Dawes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:157

    Content type: Research

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  18. The peanut ball has only been recently used as a support for women labouring with epidurals. The peanut ball is shaped like a peanut and fits snugly between the woman’s legs so that both legs are maintained as...

    Authors: Virginia Stulz, David Campbell, Biing Yin, Wafa Al Omari, Robin Burr, Heather Reilly and Kenny Lawson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:156

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  19. The COordinated Oral health Promotion (CO-OP) Chicago trial will test the efficacy of a community health worker (CHW) intervention to improve oral health behaviors for children at high risk for early childhood...

    Authors: Molly A Martin, Helen H Lee, Jazmin Landa, Mark Minier, David Avenetti and Anna Sandoval

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:155

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  20. The most efficacious childhood obesity prevention interventions have involved caregivers directly or indirectly. Due to the high reliance on technology, research examining technological intervention approaches...

    Authors: Laura C. Hopkins, Mary Fristad, Jacqueline D. Goodway, Bernadette Melnyk, Ihuoma Eneli, Chris Holloman, Julie A. Kennel, Alison Webster, Amy R. Sharn and Carolyn Gunther

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:153

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  21. Management of psychological adjustment and low mood after stroke can result in positive health outcomes. We have adapted a talk-based therapy, motivational interviewing (MI), and shown it to be potentially eff...

    Authors: Kulsum Patel, Caroline L Watkins, Chris J Sutton, Emma-Joy Holland, Valerio Benedetto, Malcolm F Auton, David Barer, Kausik Chatterjee and Catherine E Lightbody

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:152

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  22. Children admitted to nutritional rehabilitation units (NRUs) for inpatient treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) are at high risk of poor developmental and nutritional outcomes. The Kusamala Program is ...

    Authors: Allison I Daniel, Meta van den Heuvel, Melissa Gladstone, Mike Bwanali, Wieger Voskuijl, Celine Bourdon, Isabel Potani, Sara Fernandes, Jenala Njirammadzi and Robert H J Bandsma

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:151

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  23. Deliberate self-harm in the form of non-fatal self-poisoning is a major public health problem in Sri Lanka. Previous work suggests that many nurses in Sri Lanka—particularly those who work in primary care in t...

    Authors: A. N. L. M. De Silva, Andrew H. Dawson, Indika B. Gawarammana, Sampath Tennakoon and Thilini Rajapakse

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:150

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  24. Heart failure (HF) is a major cardiovascular disease with increasing prevalence. Thiamine deficiency occurs in 33% of patients with HF. However, the effectiveness of thiamine supplementation in HF is not known.

    Authors: Eric Kai Chung Wong, Justin Yusen Lee, Darryl P. Leong, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Haroon Yousuf, Sabina Keen, Sharon E. Straus, Christopher J. Patterson and Catherine Demers

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:149

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  25. Many patients who have been treated for breast cancer experience high levels of fear that the cancer will return. The FORECAST pilot study showed that for a third of the patients, fears of cancer recurrence (F...

    Authors: Mara van Beusekom, Josie Cameron, Carolyn Bedi, Elspeth Banks, Tom Kelsey and Gerry Humphris

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:148

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  26. Our study objective was to examine the feasibility of implementing a culturally congruent mentorship pilot program, Youth-First (YF), that targets behavior modification among elementary school-aged children wi...

    Authors: Arthur H. Owora, Najah Salaam, Sydney H. Russell Leed, Dessa Bergen-Cico, Timothy Jennings-Bey, Arnett Haygood El, Robert A. Rubinstein and Sandra D. Lane

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:147

    Content type: Research

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  27. Acute otitis media (AOM) is an acute inflammation of the middle ear commonly found in children, for which antibiotics are frequently prescribed. However, antibiotics are beneficial for only one third of AOM ca...

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:146

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  28. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an effective procedure for late-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee; however, up to 20% of patients remain dissatisfied. In some patients, this may be due to residual inflamm...

    Authors: Kenneth S. Rankin, Jayasree Ramaskandhan, Michelle Bardgett, Katie Merrie, Rajkumar Gangadharan, Ian Wilson and David Deehan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:145

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  29. Older adults with intellectual disability have high rates of lifestyle-related illness yet remain poorly engaged in physical activity and nutrition interventions. There is a need to clarify what types of healthy ...

    Authors: Carmela Salomon, Jessica Bellamy, Elizabeth Evans, Renae Reid, Michelle Hsu, Scott Teasdale and Julian Trollor

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:144

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  30. Several studies have reported that using the Wii™ Balance Board can provide added value regarding balance (re-)training in neurological diseases. However, for the large group of mobile older stroke survivors, ...

    Authors: André Golla, Tobias Müller, Kai Wohlfarth, Patrick Jahn, Kerstin Mattukat and Wilfried Mau

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:143

    Content type: Research

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  31. Campylobacter is a leading cause of gastroenteritis across the globe caused by the ingestion of contaminated food, water, or contact with animals carrying Campylobacter bacteria. The resulting disease, campylo...

    Authors: Erika Barrett, Dametreea Carr, Melanie L. Bell and Kristen Pogreba-Brown

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:142

    Content type: Research

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  32. Measuring service use and costs is an important aspect of service delivery evaluation. In end-of-life care, there is heavy reliance on care by family/friends (informal carers) and this should be reflected in t...

    Authors: Laura M. Holdsworth, Heather Gage, Peter Williams and Claire Butler

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:141

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  33. Evidence suggests that increased preoperative alcohol consumption increases the risk of postoperative complications; therefore, a reduction or cessation in alcohol intake before surgery may reduce perioperativ...

    Authors: Christopher Snowden, Ellen Lynch, Leah Avery, Craig Gerrand, Eilish Gilvarry, Nicola Goudie, Catherine Haighton, Lesley Hall, Nicola Howe, Denise Howel, Elaine McColl, James Prentis, Elaine Stamp and Eileen Kaner

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:140

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  34. Anxiety affects a quarter of strokes. It can be disabling even after mild stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA). It is not feasible to deliver conventional psychological therapies to the large population...

    Authors: Ho-Yan Yvonne Chun, Alan J. Carson, Martin S. Dennis, Gillian E. Mead and William N. Whiteley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:139

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  35. Effective interventions are required to reduce alcohol consumption and its associated harms at the population level. Reducing the alcohol content of beverages has the potential to reduce alcohol consumption th...

    Authors: Parvati R. Perman-Howe, Emma L. Davies and David R. Foxcroft

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:138

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  36. The promotion of twice yearly application of fluoride varnish (FVA) to the teeth of pre-school children in the dental practice is one component of Scotland’s child oral health improvement programme (Childsmile...

    Authors: Siyang Yuan, Gerry Humphris, Al Ross, Lorna MacPherson, Yuefang Zhou and Ruth Freeman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:136

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  37. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic progressive inflammatory disease of the airways, associated with frailty, disability, co-morbidity, and mortality. Individuals with COPD experience inc...

    Authors: Juthaporn Cowan, Sunita Mulpuru, Shawn Aaron, Gonzalo Alvarez, Antonio Giulivi, Vicente Corrales-Medina, Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy, Kednapa Thavorn, Ranjeeta Mallick and D. William Cameron

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:135

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  38. Community-dwelling older adults receiving support at home such as meals-on-wheels may lose the ability to preserve social, cognitive, and functional abilities, when becoming accustomed to and dependent of comm...

    Authors: M. M. Husted, A. M. Beck and L. K. Ulrikkeholm

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:134

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  39. Enhancing the capacity to experience positive affect could help improve recovery across a range of areas of mental health. Experimental psychopathology research indicates that a computerized cognitive training...

    Authors: Simon E. Blackwell, Katharina Westermann, Marcella L. Woud, Jan C. Cwik, Torsten Neher, Christian Graz, Peter W. Nyhuis and Jürgen Margraf

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:133

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  40. High adrenergic tone appears to be associated with mortality in septic shock, while adrenergic antagonism may improve survival. In preparation for a randomized trial, we conducted a prospective, single-arm pil...

    Authors: Samuel M. Brown, Sarah J. Beesley, Michael J. Lanspa, Colin K. Grissom, Emily L. Wilson, Samir M. Parikh, Todd Sarge, Daniel Talmor, Valerie Banner-Goodspeed, Victor Novack, B. Taylor Thompson and Sajid Shahul

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:132

    Content type: Research

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  41. Pediatric acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a common childhood illness with substantial health, family, and system impacts. Connecting parents to evidence-based patient education is key to effective decision-maki...

    Authors: Lauren Albrecht, Shannon D. Scott and Lisa Hartling

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:131

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  42. Children living in rural areas are at higher risk for obesity compared to urban children, and Native American (NA) children have the highest prevalence of overweight/obesity for all races combined. Out-of-scho...

    Authors: Blakely Brown, Kari Jo Harris, Daniel Heil, Michael Tryon, Aric Cooksley, Erin Semmens, James Davis and Krupa Gandhi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:129

    Content type: Research

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  43. About half of people with glaucoma do not adhere to their recommended medications. Interventions for other chronic conditions have successfully utilized reminder systems and motivational interviewing (MI)-base...

    Authors: Paula Anne Newman-Casey, Leslie M. Niziol, Chamisa K. Mackenzie, Kenneth Resnicow, Paul P. Lee, David C. Musch and Michele Heisler

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:128

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  44. Joint replacement provides significant improvements in pain, physical function, and quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis. With a growing body of evidence indicating that frailty can be treated, it i...

    Authors: Ahmed M. Negm, Courtney C. Kennedy, George Ioannidis, Olga Gajic-Veljanoski, Justin Lee, Lehana Thabane, Jonathan D. Adachi, Sharon Marr, Arthur Lau, Stephanie Atkinson, Danielle Petruccelli, Justin DeBeer, Mitchell Winemaker, Victoria Avram, Benjamin Deheshi, Dale Williams…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:127

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  45. The prevalence of common mental disorders increases in humanitarian emergencies while access to services to address them decreases. Problem Management Plus (PM+) is a brief five-session trans-diagnostic psycho...

    Authors: Manaswi Sangraula, Edith van’t Hof, Nagendra P. Luitel, Elizabeth L. Turner, Kedar Marahatta, Jolene H. Nakao, Mark van Ommeren, Mark J. D. Jordans and Brandon A. Kohrt

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:126

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  46. Since the early 2000s, a number of publications in the medical literature have highlighted inadequacies in the design, conduct and reporting of pilot trials. This work led to two notable publications in 2016: ...

    Authors: Elsie Horne, Gillian A. Lancaster, Rhys Matson, Ashley Cooper, Andy Ness and Sam Leary

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:125

    Content type: Review

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  47. On the Road to Recovery (OTRTR) is a brief low intensity group psychological therapy that aims to improve patients’ insight into their mental disorder and develop adaptive coping skills to help manage distress. O...

    Authors: Lindsey G. McIntosh, Morag Slesser, Suzanne O’Rourke and Lindsay D. G. Thomson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:124

    Content type: Study Protocol

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