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  1. Content type: Study Protocol

    The most common physical deficit caused by a stroke is muscle weakness which limits a person’s mobility. Mobility encompasses activities necessary for daily functioning: getting in and out bed, on/off toilet, ...

    Authors: Angie Logan, Jennifer Freeman, Bridie Kent, Jillian Pooler, Siobhan Creanor, Jane Vickery, Doyo Enki, Andrew Barton and Jonathan Marsden

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:66

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    Electronic patient-reported outcomes (e-PROs) may provide valid and feasible options for obtaining family input on their child’s functioning for care planning and outcome monitoring, but they have not been ado...

    Authors: Mary A. Khetani, Beth M. McManus, Kristen Arestad, Zachary Richardson, Renee Charlifue-Smith, Cordelia Rosenberg and Briana Rigau

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:65

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    Sepsis is a common condition which kills between 36,000 and 64,000 people every year in the UK. Early recognition and management of sepsis has been shown to reduce mortality and improve the health and well-bei...

    Authors: Chris Moore, Jenna Bulger, Matt Morgan, Timothy Driscoll, Alison Porter, Saiful Islam, Mike Smyth, Gavin Perkins, Bernadette Sewell, Timothy Rainer, Prabath Nanayakkara, Chukwudi Okolie, Susan Allen, Greg Fegan, Jan Davies, Theresa Foster…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:64

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    Condoms remain the main protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when used correctly and consistently. Yet, there are many reported barriers to their use such as negative attitudes, reduced se...

    Authors: Nicole Stone, Cynthia Graham, Sydney Anstee, Katherine Brown, Katie Newby and Roger Ingham

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:63

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  5. Content type: Research

    Robotic wearable exoskeletons have been utilized as a gait training device in persons with spinal cord injury. This pilot study investigated the feasibility of offering exoskeleton-assisted gait training (EGT)...

    Authors: Shuo-Hsiu Chang, Taimoor Afzal, Jeffrey Berliner and Gerard E. Francisco

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:62

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  6. Content type: Study Protocol

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common and growing problem and a leading cause of child referrals to Child and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS). It is a drain on resources across natio...

    Authors: Philippa Fibert, Clare Relton, Tessa Peasgood and David Daley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:61

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  7. Content type: Research

    It is important to be able to reliably and feasibly measure infant and toddler physical activity in order to determine adherence to current physical activity guidelines and effects on early life development, g...

    Authors: Alessandra Prioreschi, Thomas Nappey, Kate Westgate, Patrick Olivier, Soren Brage and Lisa Kim Micklesfield

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:60

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  8. Content type: Study Protocol

    Approximately 1 in 5 Canadians with HIV are unaware of their status. In many provinces and especially rural communities, barriers to HIV testing include lack of access, privacy concerns, and stigma. The availa...

    Authors: Jason Kielly, Deborah V. Kelly, Christine Hughes, Kristine Day, Stephanie Hancock, Shabnam Asghari, Jacqueline Gahagan, Carlo Marra and Hai Nguyen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:59

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  9. Content type: Research

    The interest of health care agencies, private payers and policy makers for patient-reported outcomes (PRO) is continuously increasing. There is a substantial need to improve capacity to collect and interpret r...

    Authors: MW. Skinner, C. Chai-Adisaksopha, R. Curtis, N. Frick, M. Nichol, D. Noone, B. O’Mahony, D. Page, J. S. Stonebraker and A. Iorio

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:58

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  10. Content type: Research

    Depression is very common among stroke survivors with estimated prevalence rates of approximately 33% among stroke survivors, but treatment options are limited. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an ...

    Authors: Bhautesh Dinesh Jani, Robert Simpson, Maggie Lawrence, Sharon Simpson and Stewart W. Mercer

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:57

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  11. Content type: Research

    Mood and anxiety disorders have a high lifetime prevalence, and their chronicity adds to the management burden of already scarce and strained mental health care resources, particularly in developing countries....

    Authors: A. S. J. Van der Watt, T. Roos, C. Beyer and S. Seedat

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:56

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  12. Content type: Study Protocol

    Recent advances in treatment have given patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) access to safer and more effective medications to treat comorbid hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Given the variety and comp...

    Authors: M. C. Politi, N. George, T. Li, K. M. Korenblat, K. J. Fowler, C. Ho, A. Liapakis, D. Roth and J. Yee

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:55

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  13. Content type: Study Protocol

    Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) reduces tremor, muscle stiffness, and bradykinesia in people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Walking speed, known to be reduced in PD, typically improves aft...

    Authors: Ryan P. Duncan, Linda R. Van Dillen, Jane M. Garbutt, Gammon M. Earhart and Joel S. Perlmutter

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:54

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  14. Content type: Study Protocol

    Despite family meetings being widely used to facilitate discussion among patients, families, and clinicians in palliative care, there is limited evidence to support their use. This study aims to assess the acc...

    Authors: Philippa J. Cahill, Christine R. Sanderson, Elizabeth A. Lobb and Jane L. Phillips

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:51

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  15. Content type: Research

    While there is a growing interest in the therapeutic benefits of yoga, minority populations with arthritis tend to be under-represented in the research. Additionally, there is an absence of guidance in the lit...

    Authors: Kimberly R. Middleton, Michael M. Ward, Steffany Haaz Moonaz, Miriam Magaña López, Gladys Tataw-Ayuketah, Li Yang, Ana T. Acevedo, Zavera Brandon and Gwenyth R. Wallen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:53

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  16. Content type: Study Protocol

    Current guidelines for the provision of protein for critically ill patients are based on incomplete evidence, due to limited data from randomised controlled trials. The present pilot randomised controlled tria...

    Authors: Kate Fetterplace, Adam M. Deane, Audrey Tierney, Lisa Beach, Laura D. Knight, Thomas Rechnitzer, Adrienne Forsyth, Marina Mourtzakis, Jeffrey Presneill and Christopher MacIsaac

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:52

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  17. Content type: Research

    Cancer-related cognitive impairment (CRCI) may negatively affect upwards of 75% of cancer patients. Exercise and cognitive training, independently, may increase functional capacity and aspects of cognitive fun...

    Authors: Brent M. Peterson, Cynthia Johnson, Kaylene R. Case, Daniel Y. K. Shackelford, Jessica M. Brown, Trent L. Lalonde and Reid Hayward

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:50

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  18. Content type: Study Protocol

    People with dementia progressively lose abilities and are prone to falling. Exercise- and activity-based interventions hold the prospect of increasing abilities, reducing falls, and slowing decline in cognitio...

    Authors: Rowan H. Harwood, Veronika van der Wardt, Sarah E. Goldberg, Fiona Kearney, Pip Logan, Vicky Hood-Moore, Vicky Booth, Jennie E. Hancox, Tahir Masud, Zoe Hoare, Andrew Brand, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Carys Jones, Roshan das Nair, Kristian Pollock, Maureen Godfrey…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:49

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  19. Content type: Study Protocol

    Rates of participation in Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPPs) are low. This may be due, in part, to low levels of autonomous motivation (i.e., motivation that arises from internal sources and sustains healthy ...

    Authors: Dina H. Griauzde, Jeffrey T. Kullgren, Brad Liestenfeltz, Caroline Richardson and Michele Heisler

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:48

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  20. Content type: Study Protocol

    Weight management in pregnancy guidelines exist, although dissemination alone is an ineffective means of implementation. Midwives identify the need for support to overcome complex barriers to practice. An eval...

    Authors: Nicola Heslehurst, Judith Rankin, Catherine McParlin, Falko F. Sniehotta, Denise Howel, Stephen Rice and Elaine McColl

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:47

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  21. Content type: Research

    Medically unexplained loss or alteration of voice—functional dysphonia—is the commonest presentation to speech and language therapists (SLTs). Besides the impact on personal and work life, functional dysphonia...

    Authors: Vincent Deary, Elaine McColl, Paul Carding, Tracy Miller and Janet Wilson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:46

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  22. Content type: Study Protocol

    Cognitive impairments, especially deficits of executive function, have been well documented as a core and early feature in Huntington’s disease (HD). Cognitive impairments represent considerable burden and can...

    Authors: Emma Yhnell, Hannah Furby, Rachel S. Breen, Lucy C. Brookes-Howell, Cheney J. G. Drew, Rebecca Playle, Gareth Watson, Claudia Metzler-Baddeley, Anne E. Rosser and Monica E. Busse

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:45

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  23. Content type: Study Protocol

    Children born to mothers who experience social complexity (e.g. substance misuse, intimate partner violence, mental ill health, a history of maltreatment) are at increased risk for a range of adverse outcomes ...

    Authors: Geraldine Macdonald, Fiona Alderdice, Mike Clarke, Oliver Perra, Fiona Lynn, Theresa McShane and Sharon Millen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:44

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  24. Content type: Research

    Most cases of hypertension can be effectively treated with lifestyle changes together with medications, but within this population lies a group with more difficult to treat hypertension—those with apparent tre...

    Authors: Peter Hayes, Hannah Kielty, Monica Casey, Liam G. Glynn, Gerard J. Molloy, Hannah Durand, John Newell and Andrew W. Murphy

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:43

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  25. Content type: Methodology

    Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) represent an important component of geriatric acute hospital care for frail older people, secured by a multidisciplinary team who addresses the multiple needs of physic...

    Authors: Theresa Westgård, Isabelle Ottenvall Hammar, Eva Holmgren, Anna Ehrenberg, Aase Wisten, Anne W. Ekdahl, Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff and Katarina Wilhelmson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:41

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  26. Content type: Research

    Cerebral palsy (CP) is a developmental disorder of movement and posture that occurs due to damage to the developing nervous system. As part of therapy, wearable sensors that trigger interactive feedback may pr...

    Authors: Jaswandi Tushar Pitale and John H. Bolte IV

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:42

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  27. Content type: Study Protocol

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a degenerative condition that can impair health-related quality of life (HRQoL). A number of self-management interventions, employing a variety of behavioural ch...

    Authors: Andrew R. Levy, Bashir Matata, Sam Pilsworth, Adrian Mcgonigle, Lyndsey Wigelsworth, Linda Jones, Nicola Pott, Max Bettany and Adrian W. Midgley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:40

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  28. Content type: Study Protocol

    Major postoperative morbidity and mortality remain common despite efforts to improve patient outcomes. Health information technologies have the potential to actualize advances in perioperative patient care, bu...

    Authors: Teresa M. Murray-Torres, Frances Wallace, Mara Bollini, Michael S. Avidan and Mary C. Politi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:38

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  29. Content type: Study Protocol

    Evidence has shown a relationship between dehydration, falls, and pulmonary aspiration among older adults in nursing homes, all of which contribute to loss of independence and quality of life. It is believed t...

    Authors: Márcia Duarte, Raquel Bouça-Machado, Josefa Domingos, Catarina Godinho and Joaquim J. Ferreira

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:39

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  30. Content type: Study Protocol

    Non-specialist healthcare providers, including primary and community healthcare workers, in low- and middle-income countries can effectively treat mental illness. However, scaling-up mental health services wit...

    Authors: Brandon A. Kohrt, Mark J. D. Jordans, Elizabeth L. Turner, Kathleen J. Sikkema, Nagendra P. Luitel, Sauharda Rai, Daisy R. Singla, Jagannath Lamichhane, Crick Lund and Vikram Patel

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:36

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  31. Content type: Study Protocol

    Given the generally incurable nature of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (mNSCLC), patients and their romantic partners are at risk for existential/spiritual distress. Although a handful of dyadic psychos...

    Authors: Kathrin Milbury, Anne S. Tsao, Zhongxing Liao, April Owns, Rosalinda Engle, Edrea A. Gonzalez, Eduardo Bruera and Lorenzo Cohen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:37

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  32. Content type: Study Protocol

    Dietary interventions including consumption of flavonoids, plant compounds found in certain foods, may have the ability to improve fatigue. However, to date, no well-designed intervention studies assessing the...

    Authors: S. Coe, J. Collett, H. Izadi, D. T. Wade, M. Clegg, J. M. Harrison, E. Buckingham, A. Cavey, G. C. DeLuca, J. Palace and H. Dawes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:35

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  33. Content type: Study Protocol

    Essential strategies are needed to help reduce the number of post-operative complications and associated costs for breast cancer patients undergoing reconstructive breast surgery. Evidence suggests that local ...

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:34

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  34. Content type: Research

    Office workers have been identified as being at risk of accumulating high amounts of sedentary time in prolonged events during work hours, which has been associated with increased risk of a number of long-term...

    Authors: Catriona O’Dolan, Margaret Grant, Maggie Lawrence and Philippa Dall

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:33

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  35. Content type: Research

    Early rehabilitation has been found to prevent delirium and weakness that can hamper the recovery of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors. Integrated clinical practice guidelines for managing patient pain, agit...

    Authors: Kellie Sosnowski, Marion L. Mitchell, Hayden White, Lynette Morrison, Joanne Sutton, Jessica Sharratt and Frances Lin

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:32

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  36. Content type: Study Protocol

    Life after stroke can be an ongoing struggle with over half of all survivors reporting unmet emotional and social needs. In the United Kingdom’s (UK) national clinical guidelines for stroke, self-management is...

    Authors: Ella Clark, Nick S. Ward, Gianluca Baio and Fiona Jones

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:31

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  37. Content type: Research

    Speech-related problems are common in Parkinson’s disease (PD), but there is little evidence for the effectiveness of standard speech and language therapy (SLT) or Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD®).

    Authors: Catherine M. Sackley, Christina H. Smith, Caroline E. Rick, Marian C. Brady, Natalie Ives, Smitaa Patel, Rebecca Woolley, Francis Dowling, Ramilla Patel, Helen Roberts, Sue Jowett, Keith Wheatley, Debbie Kelly, Gina Sands and Carl E. Clarke

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:30

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  38. Content type: Research

    This study explored the feasibility of a randomised controlled withdrawal trial of antihypertensive medication in normotensive people with dementia. Feasibility aspects included response, recruitment, exclusio...

    Authors: Veronika van der Wardt, Jennifer K. Burton, Simon Conroy, Tomas Welsh, Pip Logan, Jaspal Taggar, Lukasz Tanajewski and John Gladman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:29

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  39. Content type: Research

    Transitioning into a new professional role is a stressful experience with consequences for mental and physical health, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover. New registered nurses seem to b...

    Authors: Elin Frögéli, Ann Rudman, Brjánn Ljótsson and Petter Gustavsson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:28

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  40. Content type: Study Protocol

    Currently, a PET-CT is used to assess the need for extended field radiotherapy of para-aortic lymph nodes (PALN) in International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IB2, IIA2–IVA (locally ad...

    Authors: Casper Tax, Karin Abbink, Maroeska M. Rovers, Ruud L. M. Bekkers and Petra L. M. Zusterzeel

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018 4:27

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  41. Content type: Study Protocol

    The atrial appendages are a tissue reservoir for cardiac stem cells. During on-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, part of the right atrial appendage can be excised upon insertion of the right at...

    Authors: Annu Nummi, Tuomo Nieminen, Tommi Pätilä, Milla Lampinen, Miia L. Lehtinen, Sari Kivistö, Miia Holmström, Erika Wilkman, Kari Teittinen, Mika Laine, Juha Sinisalo, Markku Kupari, Esko Kankuri, Tatu Juvonen, Antti Vento, Raili Suojaranta…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:74

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  42. Content type: Study Protocol

    There is a lack of evidence-based substance use disorder treatment and services targeting returning inmates. Substance Use Programming for Person-Oriented Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) is a community-driven...

    Authors: Dennis P. Watson, Bradley Ray, Lisa Robison, Huiping Xu, Rhiannon Edwards, Michelle P. Salyers, James Hill and Sarah Shue

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:73

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  43. Content type: Study Protocol

    Exercise referral schemes are recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for physical activity promotion among inactive patients with health conditions or risk factors. Whilst there i...

    Authors: Jemma Hawkins, Michelle Edwards, Joanna Charles, Russell Jago, Mark Kelson, Kelly Morgan, Simon Murphy, Emily Oliver, Sharon Simpson, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards and Graham Moore

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:51

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  44. Content type: Study Protocol

    Parents with cancer have high rates of psychological morbidity, and their children are at risk of poor psychosocial outcomes, particularly in the context of parental distress and poor family communication. Par...

    Authors: Lesley Stafford, Michelle Sinclair, Jane Turner, Louise Newman, Claire Wakefield, Mei Krishnasamy, G. Bruce Mann, Leslie Gilham, Kylie Mason, Paula Rauch, Julia Cannell and Penelope Schofield

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:72

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  45. Content type: Study Protocol

    Clinical research has recently demonstrated that vitamin D deficiency (VDD) is highly prevalent in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and associated with worse clinical course. Multiple adult ICU trials ...

    Authors: Dayre McNally, Karin Amrein, Katharine O’Hearn, Dean Fergusson, Pavel Geier, Matt Henderson, Ali Khamessan, Margaret L. Lawson, Lauralyn McIntyre, Stephanie Redpath, Hope A. Weiler and Kusum Menon

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:70

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  46. Content type: Study Protocol

    A challenge for rehabilitation practitioners lies in designing optimal exercise programmes that facilitate musculoskeletal (MSK) adaptations whilst simultaneously accommodating biological healing and the safe ...

    Authors: Peter Ladlow, Russell J. Coppack, Shreshth Dharm-Datta, Dean Conway, Edward Sellon, Stephen D. Patterson and Alexander N. Bennett

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:71

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  47. Content type: Study Protocol

    Approximately half of 7-year-old children do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. Interventions targeting primary school children’s afterschool discretionary time could increase PA. Teaching assist...

    Authors: Byron Tibbitts, Alice Porter, Simon J. Sebire, Chris Metcalfe, Emma Bird, Jane Powell and Russell Jago

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:69

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  48. Content type: Study Protocol

    There is an association among postural instability, gait dysfunction, and cognitive impairment in subjects with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Difficulty in dividing attention, response inhibition, and visuospatial...

    Authors: Keyte Guedes Silva, Tatiana Beline De Freitas, Flávia Doná, Fernando Freitas Ganança, Henrique Ballalai Ferraz, Camila Torriani-Pasin and José Eduardo Pompeu

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:68

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  49. Content type: Research

    Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of scoliosis in children, and its cause remains unknown. The Immune-metabolic CONnections to Scoliosis (ICONS) Study was designed to elucidate the ...

    Authors: Srikesh Rudrapatna, Devin Peterson, Paul Missiuna, Ishan Aditya, Brian Drew, Nicola Sahar, Lehana Thabane and M. Constantine Samaan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:50

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  50. Content type: Study Protocol

    Desk-based workers engage in long periods of uninterrupted sitting time, which has been associated with morbidity and premature mortality. Previous workplace intervention trials have demonstrated the potential...

    Authors: Benjamin Gardner, Stephen Dewitt, Lee Smith, John P. Buckley, Stuart J. H. Biddle and Louise Mansfield

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:47

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