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

    Authors: Rodlescia S. Sneed, Leon El-Alamin, Marsha Thrower, Jessica Nadrowski and Kayla Habermehl
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:141
  2. Fear of falling is associated with numerous negative health outcomes in older adults and can limit the rehabilitation process. Hypnosis is now recognized as an effective treatment for a variety of conditions, ...

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

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

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

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

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

    Authors: Jenn A. Leiferman, Rachael Lacy, Jessica Walls, Charlotte V. Farewell, Mary K. Dinger, Danielle Symons Downs, Sarah S. Farrabi, Jennifer L. Huberty and James F. Paulson
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:134
  8. This study examined the feasibility and acceptability of the low-intensity mental health support via telehealth-enabled network (LISTEN) intervention, for adults with diabetes, facilitated by diabetes health prof...

    Authors: Edith E. Holloway, Shikha Gray, Jennifer Halliday, Benjamin Harrap, Carolyn Hines, Timothy C. Skinner, Jane Speight and Christel Hendrieckx
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:133
  9. Dynamic hand orthosis may help upper limb recovery by keeping the wrist and hand in an optimal position while executing a grasp. Our aim was to investigate the feasibility of combining a dynamic hand orthosis ...

    Authors: Yih Wong, Louise Ada, Grethe Månum and Birgitta Langhammer
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:132
  10. Postnatal depression (PND) affects over 12% of mothers, with numbers rising during COVID-19. Singing groups can support mothers with PND; however, online delivery has never been evaluated. SHAPER-PNDO, a singl...

    Authors: Rebecca H. Bind, Kristi Sawyer, Katie Hazelgrove, Lavinia Rebecchini, Celeste Miller, Subeyda Ahmed, Paola Dazzan, Nick Sevdalis, Ioannis Bakolis, Rachel Davis, Maria Baldellou Lopez, Anthony Woods, Nikki Crane, Manonmani Manoharan, Alexandra Burton, Hannah Dye…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:131
  11. Despite the availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in many countries, people living with HIV still experience difficulties with treatment. We propose a new smartphone mobile application to assist in adhe...

    Authors: Bruno Luis Schaab and Eduardo Remor
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:130
  12. Extubation failure, defined as reintubation within 48 h, is associated with increased intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay and higher mortality risk. One cause of extubation failure is secretion retention,...

    Authors: Ema Swingwood, Sarah Voss, Lyvonne N. Tume, Jeremy Bewley, Nicholas Turner, George Ntoumenopoulos, Louise Rose and Fiona Cramp
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:129
  13. Fussy eating is most often a developmentally typical behaviour, generally presenting during toddlerhood. However, up to half of parents of young children are concerned about fussy eating, and this concern may ...

    Authors: Brittany Reese Markides, Kylie D. Hesketh, Ralph Maddison, Rachel Laws, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson and Karen J. Campbell
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:128
  14. Despite high mortality rates from both communicable and non-communicable diseases, bereavement is under-researched in African countries. The 9-cell bereavement tool was designed to assist individuals to reflec...

    Authors: Barbara Mutedzi, Kennedy Nkhoma, Lisa Langhaug, Jennifer Hunt and Richard Harding
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:127
  15. Self-reported penicillin allergies are highly prevalent in hospitalised patients and are associated with poor health and health service outcomes. Critically ill patients have historically been underrepresented...

    Authors: Morgan Rose, Natasha Holmes, Glenn Eastwood, Sara Vogrin, Fiona James, Michelle Phung, Sara Barnes, Brendan Murfin, Ben Rogers, Belinda Lambros, Trisha Peel, Grace Gibney, Monica Slavin and Jason Trubiano
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:126
  16. Chronic pain management is challenging for health systems worldwide. Clinical practice guidelines recommend interprofessional chronic pain management, but chronic pain clinics often have lengthy wait-lists. Ad...

    Authors: Jordan Miller, Tom Doulas, Etienne J. Bisson, Abey Abebe, Mulugeta Chala, Chad McClintock, Kevin Varette, Kyle Vader, François Desmeules, Kadija Perreault, Catherine Donnelly, Randy Booth, Andrews K. Tawiah and Scott Duggan
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:125
  17. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has exacerbated the risk for poor physical and mental health outcomes among vulnerable older adults. Multicomponent interventions could potentially prevent or reduce the ris...

    Authors: Chinenye Okpara, George Ioannidis, Lehana Thabane, Jonathan Derrick Adachi, Alexander Rabinovich, Patricia Hewston, Justin Lee, Caitlin McArthur, Courtney Kennedy, Tricia Woo, Pauline Boulos, Raja Bobba, Mimi Wang, Samuel Thrall, Derelie Mangin, Sharon Marr…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:124
  18. The school environment plays an essential role in promoting health education and physical activity for children and adolescents. We aim to assess the feasibility of threefold health education program in childr...

    Authors: Aysha Almas, Romaina Iqbal, Abdul Ghani, Zainab Samad, Sania Sabir and Khawar Kazmi
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:123
  19. Depression is common and the prevalence increasing worldwide; at least 1 in 10 people will experience depression in their lifetime. It is associated with economic costs at the individual, healthcare and societ...

    Authors: Heather Massey, Hannah Denton, Amy Burlingham, Mara Violato, Anna-Marie Bibby-Jones, Rebecca Cunningham, Sandy Ciccognani, Sam Robertson and Clara Strauss
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:122
  20. Current guidelines for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) recommend treatment with normal saline (NS). However, NS, with its high chloride concentrations, may worsen acidosis and contribute to a hyperchloremic metabo...

    Authors: Justin W. Yan, Ahmed Slim, Kristine Van Aarsen, Yun-Hee Choi, Christopher Byrne, Naveen Poonai, Haley Collins and Kristin K. Clemens
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:121
  21. Incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing and is associated with adverse perinatal outcomes including macrosomia, pre-eclampsia, and pre-term delivery. Optimum glycaemic control can reduce...

    Authors: Anna Davies, Erik Lenguerrand, Eleanor Scott, Rebecca Kandiyali, Isabelle Douek, Jane Norman, Abi Loose, Lynn Sawyer, Laura Timlin and Christy Burden
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:120
  22. Patellar dislocations mainly affect adolescents and young adults. After this injury, patients are usually referred to physiotherapy for exercise-based rehabilitation. Currently, limited high-quality evidence e...

    Authors: Colin Forde, Matthew L. Costa, Jonathan A. Cook, Elizabeth Tutton, Duncan Appelbe, Marloes Franssen, Rupert Barker and David J. Keene
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:119
  23. Adolescents who drop out of sport often report that it had become less ‘fun’ and ‘enjoyable’ over time. Although preadolescent sport typically emphasizes experiences of fun, emphases on competition and elite p...

    Authors: Matthew A. Ladwig, Christopher N. Sciamanna, Gavin Luzier, Joshua M. Blaker, Jennifer P. Agans and Amanda J. Visek
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:118
  24. A high proportion of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders will at some point in their lives be assessed as not having the capacity to make their own decisions about pharmacological treatmen...

    Authors: Paul Hutton, James Kelly, Christopher D. J. Taylor, Brian Williams, Richard Emsley, Candy Ho Alexander, Anvita Vikram, David Saddington, Andrea McCann, Joseph Burke, Emma Eliasson, Sean Harper, Thanos Karatzias, Peter J. Taylor, Andrew Watson, Nadine Dougall…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:117

    The Correction to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:142

  25. Motor neuron disease (MND) is a fatal, progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes progressive weakening and wasting of limb, bulbar, thoracic and abdominal muscles. Clear evidence-based guidance on how ...

    Authors: Rebecca L. Gould, Charlotte Rawlinson, Ben Thompson, Kirsty Weeks, Rebecca Gossage-Worrall, Hannah Cantrill, Marc A. Serfaty, Christopher D. Graham, Lance M. McCracken, David White, Robert J. Howard, Matt Bursnall, Mike Bradburn, Ammar Al-Chalabi, Richard Orrell, Suresh K. Chhetri…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:116
  26. The number of preliminary studies conducted and published has increased in recent years. However, there are likely many preliminary studies that go unpublished because preliminary studies are typically small a...

    Authors: Lauren von Klinggraeff, Kaitlyn Ramey, Christopher D. Pfledderer, Sarah Burkart, Bridget Armstrong, R. Glenn Weaver and Michael W. Beets
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:115
  27. In Ireland, the agriculture sector reports the highest number of fatalities even though farmers constitute only 6% of the working population. Tractor-related behaviours are implicated in 55% of all vehicle wor...

    Authors: Aswathi Surendran, Jenny McSharry, David Meredith, John McNamara, Francis Bligh, Oonagh Meade and Denis O’Hora
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:114
  28. Effective opioid agonist therapy (OAT) depends on good patient adherence. However, the daily, supervised administration of standard OAT represents a significant burden to patients and often drives poor adheren...

    Authors: Bernadette Hard and Mohan DeSilva
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:113
  29. Women who have experienced domestic violence and abuse (DVA) are at increased risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD (CPTSD). In 2014–2015, we developed a prototype trauma-sp...

    Authors: Natalia V. Lewis, Alison Gregory, Gene S. Feder, Aishlyn Angill-Williams, Sophie Bates, Joel Glynn, Gemma Halliwell, Claire Hawcroft, David Kessler, Michael Lawton, Rwth Leach, Sarah Millband, Katherine Pitt, Stan Zammit and Alice Malpass
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:112
  30. Parastomal bulging/hernia is a common complication associated with a stoma. Strengthening of the abdominal muscles via exercise may be a useful self-management strategy. The aim of this feasibility work was to...

    Authors: Julie Munro, William Goodman, Raymond Oliphant, Sarah Russell, Claire Taylor, Rebecca J. Beeken and Gill Hubbard
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:111
  31. Facial prostheses can have a profound impact on patients’ appearance, function and quality of life. There has been increasing interest in the digital manufacturing of facial prostheses which may offer many ben...

    Authors: Rachael Y. Jablonski, Trevor J. Coward, Paul Bartlett, Andrew J. Keeling, Chris Bojke, Sue H. Pavitt and Brian R. Nattress
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:110
  32. Increasing numbers of people are living with mild cognitive impairment in later life and seeking therapy to maintain cognition to remain as independent as possible in daily life. Based on a review of the liter...

    Authors: Nikki Tulliani, Rosalind Bye, Michelle Bissett, Samantha Coutts and Karen P. Y. Liu
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:109
  33. Authors: Anmol Desai, Lauren O’Neal, Kia Reinis, Patrick Chang, Cristal Brown, Michael Stefanowicz, Audrey Kuang, Deepak Agrawal, Darlene Bhavnani and Tim Mercer
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:108

    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:78

  34. Early language difficulties are associated with poor school readiness and can impact lifelong attainment. The quality of the early home language environment is linked to language outcomes. However, few home-ba...

    Authors: Dea Nielsen, Katrina d’Apice, Rachael W. Cheung, Maria Bryant, Rebecca Heald, Chloe Storr, Louise Tracey, Rukhsana Rashid, Josie Dickerson and Claudine Bowyer-Crane
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:107
  35. Heart failure (HF) is a progressive disease associated with a high burden of symptoms, high morbidity and mortality, and low quality of life (QoL). This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and potential ou...

    Authors: Petra Schäfer-Keller, Denis Graf, Kris Denhaerynck, Gabrielle Cécile Santos, Josepha Girard, Marie-Elise Verga, Kelly Tschann, Grégoire Menoud, Anne-Laure Kaufmann, Marcia Leventhal, David A. Richards and Anna Strömberg
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:106
  36. Post-stroke physical activity reduces disability and risk of further stroke. When stroke rehabilitation ends, some people feel abandoned by services and struggle to undertake physical activities that support r...

    Authors: Linda Irvine, Jacqui H. Morris, Stephan U. Dombrowski, Jenna P. Breckenridge, Albert Farre, Gozde Ozakinci, Thérèse Lebedis and Claire Jones
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:105
  37. Doctors have a legal requirement and duty of care to ensure patients are enabled to make an informed decision about their treatment, including discussion of the benefits, risks and alternatives to a procedure....

    Authors: Aoife Kiernan, Fiona Boland, Daragh Moneley, Frank Doyle and Denis W. Harkin
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:104
  38. Evasive personality disorder (AvPD) and social phobia (SP) have substantial costs for patients and their families and great economic costs to the society. While psychotherapy can be an efficacious treatment, m...

    Authors: Oliver Rumle Hovmand, Nina Reinholt, Kirstine Dichmann, Radoslav Borisov and Sidse Arnfred
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:102
  39. HIV testing is crucial for finding the remaining cases in a declining HIV epidemic in The Netherlands; providing HIV testing in non-traditional settings may be warranted. We conducted a pilot study to determin...

    Authors: Denise E. Twisk, Anita Watzeels and Hannelore M. Götz
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:101
  40. Multiple vaccines have been approved since August 2021 to prevent infection with SARS-CoV-2; however, 20–40% of immunocompromised people fail to develop SARS-CoV-2 spike antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination a...

    Authors: Isabel H. Gonzalez-Bocco, Katherine Beluch, Alyssa Cho, Chloe Lahoud, Fabiola A. Reyes, Dimitrios G. Moshovitis, Gillian M. Unger-Mochrie, Wei Wang, Sarah P. Hammond, Jennifer Manne-Goehler and Sophia Koo
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:100
  41. Gastrointestinal (GI) problems represent a health burden in Para athletes and can ultimately reduce athletic performance. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of a randomized controlled crossover trial...

    Authors: Anneke Hertig-Godeschalk, Marija Glisic, Belinda Ruettimann, Ezra Valido, Simona Capossela, Jivko Stoyanov and Joelle L. Flueck
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:99
  42. Recruitment to intrapartum research is complex. Women are expected to understand unfamiliar terminology and assess potential harm versus benefit to their baby and themselves, often when an urgent intervention ...

    Authors: Mary Alvarez, Emily J. Hotton, Sam Harding, Jonathan Ives, Joanna F. Crofts and Julia Wade
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:98
  43. Pain is a major symptom in adolescents with hypermobility spectrum disorder or hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Although the underlying mechanism causing generalized pain in children with hypermobility spec...

    Authors: Elke Schubert-Hjalmarsson, Anders Fasth, Kelly Ickmans, Eva-Lott Mårdbrink, Ann-Charlott Söderpalm and Mari Lundberg
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:97
  44. Pilot and feasibility trials use predetermined thresholds for feasibility outcomes to decide if a larger trial is feasible. These thresholds may be derived from the literature, observational data, or clinical ...

    Authors: Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Lucy Huizhu Chen, Eunice Aluko, Maya Stevens-Uninsky, Akudo C. J. Eze-Onuorah, Michael Cristian Garcia, Larysa Stech, Tariq Atkin-Jones, Nadia Rehman and Amidu Raifu
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:96
  45. This paper describes the protocol for the Nano X Image Guidance (Nano X IG) trial, a single-institution, clinical imaging study. The Nano X is a prototype fixed-beam radiotherapy system developed to investigat...

    Authors: Emily Debrot, Paul Liu, Mark Gardner, Soo Min Heng, Chin Hwa Chan, Stephanie Corde, Simon Downes, Michael Jackson and Paul Keall
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:95
  46. Authors: Mortimer Gierthmuehlen, Nadine Höffken, Nina Timmesfeld, Kirsten Schmieder and Anke Reinacher‑Schick
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:94

    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:66

  47. Few prevention interventions exist focusing on supporting parents to use positive food communication at mealtimes, for the prevention of disordered eating. “Mealtime chatter matters (MCM)” is a brief intervent...

    Authors: Lyza Norton, Joy Parkinson, Margaret MacGuinness, Neil Harris and Laura Hart
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:93
  48. Post-COVID-19 syndrome is a result of triggering various immune pathways and metabolic disturbances. Basti is an important per rectal Ayurveda-based treatment having multi-targeted actions. Basti and Rasayana tre...

    Authors: Amit Nakanekar and Payal Rathod
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:92
  49. The goal of paediatric hand and foot burn management is hypertrophic scar and/or contracture prevention. The risk of scar formation may be minimised by integrating negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) as an ...

    Authors: Emma Lumsden, Roy Kimble, Catherine McMillan, Kristen Storey, Robert S. Ware and Bronwyn Griffin
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:90

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