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  1. To date, evaluations of take-home fentanyl (and/or benzodiazepine) test strip use — the most common form of drug checking services — and potential effects on overdose risk have relied on retrospective accounts...

    Authors: James A. Swartz, Mary Ellen Mackesy-Amiti, A. David Jimenez, Lisa Robison-Taylor and Elizabeth Prete
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:91
  2. To determine the feasibility and acceptability of a diabetes insulin self-management education (DIME) group intervention for people with type 2 diabetes starting insulin.

    Authors: Kirsty Winkley, Taru Sorsa, Qingxiu Tian, Ilse Reece, Christina Fitzgerald, Mark Chamley, Khalida Ismail, Angus Forbes and Rebecca Upsher
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:89
  3. Muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) results from inefficient or ineffective voice production and is the cause of voice and throat complaints in up to 40% of patients presenting with hoarseness. Standard treatment i...

    Authors: Julian McGlashan, Mathias Aaen, Anna White and Cathrine Sadolin
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:88
  4. There has been a growing focus on functional communication interventions for primary progressive aphasia (PPA). These interventions aim to support individuals to participate in life situations. One such interv...

    Authors: A Volkmer, H Walton, K Swinburn, A Spector, J. D Warren and S Beeke
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:87
  5. Chronic heat therapy may have beneficial effects on cardiovascular function. These effects may be more pronounced in older adults. We performed a pilot feasibility study of repeated heat therapy sessions in a ...

    Authors: Brigid Flynn, Michelle Vitztum, Joshua Miller, Abigail Houchin, Jaromme Kim, Jianghua He and Paige Geiger
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:86
  6. Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) increasingly face complicated treatment regimens. E-health may support patients and healthcare providers in enhancing a patient-centered healthcare approach. Therefore, we a...

    Authors: Paul Geerts, Job Eijsink, Albine Moser, Peter ter Horst, Cornelis Boersma and Maarten Postma
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:85
  7. Polypharmacy is associated with poorer health outcomes in older adults. Other than the associated multimorbidity, factors contributing to this association could include medication adverse effects and interacti...

    Authors: Dee Mangin, Larkin Lamarche, Gina Agarwal, Abbas Ali, Alan Cassels, Kiska Colwill, Lisa Dolovich, Naomi Dore Brown, Barbara Farrell, Karla Freeman, Kristina Frizzle, Scott R. Garrison, James Gillett, Anne Holbrook, Jane Jurcic-Vrataric, James McCormack…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:84
  8. This study assessed the initial feasibility and preliminary efficacy of providing children a free summer day camp and a parent intervention to improve self-regulation and mitigate accelerated summer BMI gain.

    Authors: R. G. Weaver, B. Armstrong, E. Adams, M. W. Beets, J. White, K. Flory, D. Wilson, A. McLain and B. Tennie
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:83
  9. The primary objective was to investigate the feasibility of a synchronous, online-delivered, group-based, supervised, exercise oncology maintenance program supported with health coaching.

    Authors: Maximilian Eisele, Andrew J. Pohl, Meghan H. McDonough, Margaret L. McNeely, Manuel Ester, Julia T. Daun, Rosie Twomey and S. Nicole Culos-Reed
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:82
  10. Exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) and child maltreatment are preventable threats to child health. Few evidence-based interventions target both SHS and child maltreatment risk. The purpose of this pape...

    Authors: Shannon Self-Brown, Elizabeth W. Perry, Manderley Recinos, Michaela A. Cotner, Kate Guastaferro, Shadé Owolabi, Claire A. Spears, Daniel J. Whitaker, Jidong Huang and Michelle C. Kegler
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:81
  11. OptiBreech Care is a care pathway for breech presentation at term, including where chosen, physiological breech birth attended by professionals with advanced training and/or proficiency. We aimed to assess the...

    Authors: Shawn Walker, Emma Spillane, Kate Stringer, Amy Meadowcroft, Tisha Dasgupta, Siân M. Davies, Jane Sandall and Andrew Shennan
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:80
  12. To determine the acceptability and feasibility of delivering early outpatient review following cardiac surgery and early cardiac rehabilitation (CR), compared to standard practice to establish if a future larg...

    Authors: Dumbor L. Ngaage, Natasha Mitchell, Alexandra Dean, Alex Mitchell, Sebastian Hinde, Enoch Akowuah, Patrick Doherty, Simon Nichols, Caroline Fairhurst, Kate Flemming, Catherine Hewitt, Lee Ingle and Judith Watson
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:79
  13. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the leading indication for liver transplantation and liver-related mortality. The development of direct-acting antivirals (DAA) and a simplified treatment algorithm with a > 97% cure...

    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 9:78

    The Correction to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:108

  14. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disease. No disease-modifying treatment is available, and therapy is symptomatic. The histopathologic hallmark is the loss of dopaminergic neurons and acc...

    Authors: Stefano Martini, Franca Marino, Luca Magistrelli, Elena Contaldi, Marco Cosentino and Cristoforo Comi
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:77
  15. Homelessness is associated with high prevalence of psychiatric disorders such as substance use disorders, including alcohol use disorder, and depression.

    Authors: Olof Molander, Johan Bjureberg, Hanna Sahlin, Ulla Beijer, Clara Hellner and Brjánn Ljótsson
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:76
  16. Despite effective treatments, one fifth of patients develop chronic depression. Music therapy may offer a different approach. This study aimed to assess feasibility and acceptability of a music therapy interve...

    Authors: Catherine Elizabeth Carr, Emma Millard, Merve Dilgul, Cornelia Bent, Donald Wetherick, Jennifer French and Stefan Priebe
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:75
  17. Apathy is among the most common behavioral symptoms in dementia and is consistently associated with negative outcomes in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Despite its prevalence and clinical relevance, available pharm...

    Authors: Antonio L. Teixeira, Laís Bhering Martins, Thiago Macedo e Cordeiro, Lijin Jose, Robert Suchting, Holly M. Holmes, Ron Acierno and Hyochol Ahn
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:74
  18. Despite a number of clinicians having been trained in Parent–Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in Aotearoa/New Zealand, few are regularly delivering the treatment, with barriers to use including a lack of suita...

    Authors: Melanie J. Woodfield, Tania Cargo, Sally Merry and Sarah E. Hetrick
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:73
  19. The reduction of goal-directed behavior is the main characteristic in motivational negative symptoms of psychosis as it accounts for the long-term decline in psychological well-being and psychosocial functioni...

    Authors: Alisa L. A. Schormann, Matthias Pillny, Katharina Haß and Tania M. Lincoln
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:72
  20. Adherence Therapy is a candidate intervention to promote consistent medication taking in people with type 2 diabetes. The aim of this study was to establish the feasibility of conducting a randomized controlle...

    Authors: Fatimah Alenazi, Monica Peddle, Daniel Bressington, Moeber Mahzari and Richard Gray
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:71
  21. Early adolescence is a time of increased vulnerability for the development of common mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression (internalising outcomes). Current treatments such as cognitive-behav...

    Authors: Zara Mansoor, James Stanley, Sarah Fortune, Sophie Havighurst and Elliot Bell
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:70
  22. People with mobility limitations can benefit from rehabilitation programs incorporating intensive, repetitive, and task-specific exercises using digital devices such as virtual reality gaming systems, tablet a...

    Authors: Nisha Aravind, Daniel Treacy, Sakina Chagpar, Lisa A. Harvey, Joanne V. Glinsky, Catherine Sherrington and Leanne M. Hassett
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:69
  23. In 2020, 1.4 and 2.3 million new cases of prostate cancer and breast cancer respectively were diagnosed globally. In the UK, prostate cancer is the most common male cancer, while breast cancer is the most comm...

    Authors: Jessica E. Bourne, Charlie Foster, Chloe Forte, Jonathan Aning, Shelley Potter, Emma C. Hart and Miranda E. G. Armstrong
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:68
  24. The use of psychoactive substances significantly impacts the health, social and economic aspects of families, communities and nations. There is a need to develop and test psychological interventions aimed for ...

    Authors: Muqaddas Asif, Ameer B. Khoso, M. Ali Husain, Salman Shahzad, Marie-Claire Van Hout, Noor-ul-Zaman Rafiq, Steven Lane, Imran Bashir Chaudhry and Nusrat Husain
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:67
  25. Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is defined as a “distressing, persistent, subjective sense of physical, emotional, and/or cognitive tiredness or exhaustion related to cancer or cancer treatment that is not propor...

    Authors: Mortimer Gierthmuehlen, Nadine Höffken, Nina Timmesfeld, Kirsten Schmieder and Anke Reinacher-Schick
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:66

    The Correction to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:94

  26. Among older adults, food insecurity is associated with poor health status and health outcomes; people living with dementia (PLWD) are at increased risk for insecurity. Approaches to addressing food insecurity ...

    Authors: Emily A. Gadbois, Jennifer N. Bunker, Michelle Hilgeman, Renee Shield, Kathleen E. McAuliff, Whitney Mills and Kali Thomas
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:65
  27. Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) can be associated with increased liver enzymes, catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI), and hospitalizations. Mixed oil (MO) versus soybean oil (SO) lipid emulsion redu...

    Authors: Nayima M. Clermont-Dejean, Katherine J. P. Schwenger, Celeste Arca, Nicha Somlaw, Amnah Alhanaee, Taís Daiene Russo Hortencio, Jennifer Jin, Hyejung Jung, Wendy Lou, David Ma and Johane P. Allard
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:64
  28. In healthcare research investigating complex interventions, gaps in understanding of processes can be filled by using qualitative methods alongside a quantitative approach. The aim of this mixed-methods pilot ...

    Authors: Archana Airody, Heidi A. Baseler, Julie Seymour, Victoria Allgar, Rajarshi Mukherjee, Louise Downey, Sushma Dhar-Munshi, Sajjad Mahmood, Konstantinos Balaskas, Theo Empeslidis, Rachel L. W. Hanson, Tracey Dorey, Tom Szczerbicki, Sobha Sivaprasad and Richard P. Gale
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:63
  29. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) represents a spectrum of disease ranging from simple fatty liver to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. NAFLD affects up to 30–40...

    Authors: Leah Avery, Hollie Smith, Stuart McPherson and Kate Hallsworth
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:62
  30. The Alzheimer’s and Music Therapy (ALMUTH) study is the first randomised controlled trial (RCT) design with 12 months of active non-pharmacological therapy (NPT) implementing music therapy (MT) and physical ac...

    Authors: A. M. Matziorinis, B. K. Flo, S. Skouras, K. Dahle, A. Henriksen, F. Hausmann, T. T. Sudmann, C. Gold and S. Koelsch
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:61
  31. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and its associated complications puts considerable strain on healthcare systems. With the global incidence of T2DM increasing, effective disease management is essential. Physica...

    Authors: Jessica E. Bourne, Sam Leary, Angie Page, Aidan Searle, Clare England, Dylan Thompson, Robert C. Andrews, Charlie Foster and Ashley R. Cooper
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:60
  32. External randomised pilot trials aim to assess whether a future definitive Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) is feasible. Prespecified progression criteria help guide the interpretation of pilot trial findings...

    Authors: Katie Mellor, Charlotte Albury, Susan J Dutton, Sandra Eldridge and Sally Hopewell
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:59
  33. Informed consent is critical to the ethical conduct of clinical research and requires understanding of a trial including its purpose, process, potential risks and benefits, and alternatives to participation. T...

    Authors: Heather K. O’Grady, Zahra Bhimani, Sandra Dalziel, Barbara Dolanjski, Gyan Sandhu, Marlene Santos, Kathy Smith, Srinivas Murthy, John C. Marshall and Michelle E. Kho
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:58
  34. Children presenting to emergency departments of community hospitals may require transfer to a children’s hospital for more definitive care, but the transfer process can be distressing and burdensome to patient...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Rosenthal, Adrienne E. Hoyt-Austin, Audriana Ketchersid, April Sanders, Thomas A. Harper, Daniel J. Tancredi, Heather M. Young, Patrick S. Romano and James P. Marcin
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:57
  35. Exercise is recommended for all people with osteoarthritis. However, these recommendations are based on randomised clinical trials including people with an average age between 60 and 70 years, and these findin...

    Authors: Philippa J. A. Nicolson, Melanie A. Holden, Ioana R. Marian, Esther Williamson, Susan J. Dutton, Angela Garrett, Sally Hopewell and Sarah E. Lamb
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:56
  36. Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) frequently occur in patients using second-line anti-tuberculosis medicine for treatment of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). ADRs contribute to treatment interruptions wh...

    Authors: Stellah G. Mpagama, Happiness C. Mvungi, Peter M. Mbelele, Hadija H. Semvua, Alphonce A. Liyoyo, Kristen Petros de Guex, Derek Sloan, Gibson S. Kibiki, Martin Boeree, Patrick P. J. Phillips and Scott K. Heysell
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:55
  37. Lower-limb osteoarthritis (OA) causes high levels of pain and disability in adults over 45 years of age. Adopting and maintaining appropriate levels of physical activity (PA) can help patients with lower-limb ...

    Authors: Matthew Willett, Alison Rushton, Gareth Stephens, Sally Fenton, Sarah Rich, Carolyn Greig and Joan Duda
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:54
  38. Mental illnesses comprise the single largest source of health-related economic burden globally, and low- and middle-income countries are disproportionately affected. The majority of people with schizophrenia w...

    Authors: Laoise Renwick, Herni Susanti, Helen Brooks, Budi-anna Keliat, Tim Bradshaw, Penny Bee and Karina Lovell
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:53
  39. The World Health Organization’s Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021–2030 call for attention to patient and family involvement to reduce preventable patient harm. Existing evidence indicates that patients’ i...

    Authors: Kristin Harris, Eirik Søfteland, Asgjerd Litleré Moi, Stig Harthug, Mette Ravnøy, Anette Storesund, Elaheh Jurmy, Eli Skeie, Hilde Valen Wæhle, Nick Sevdalis and Arvid Steinar Haugen
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:52
  40. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, upstream interventions that tackle social determinants of health inequalities have never been more important. Evaluations of upstream cash transfer trials have failed t...

    Authors: Elliott Aidan Johnson, Matthew Thomas Johnson, Christodoulos Kypridemos, Aase Villadsen and Kate E. Pickett
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:51
  41. Late-onset infections (LOI) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality among patients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Gloving after hand hygiene may be a pragmatic approach to prevent infections ...

    Authors: Sarah Khan, Kara K. Tsang, Zheng Jing Hu, Beata Mostowiak, Salhab El Helou, Michelle Science, David Kaufman, Jeffrey Pernica, Lehana Thabane, Dominik Mertz and Mark Loeb
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:50
  42. Substantial changes in abortion care regulations, available medications and national clinical practice guidelines have occurred since a 2012 national Canadian Abortion Provider Survey (CAPS). We developed and ...

    Authors: Regina M. Renner, Madeleine Ennis, Mahan Maazi, Sheila Dunn, Wendy V. Norman, Janusz Kaczorowski and Edith Guilbert
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:49
  43. People with intellectual disabilities (ID) experience high rates of lifestyle related morbidities, in part due to lack of access to tailored health promotion programmes. This study aimed to assess the feasibil...

    Authors: Carmela Salomon, Jessica Bellamy, Elizabeth Evans, Renae Reid, Michelle Hsu, Scott Teasdale and Julian Trollor
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:48
  44. The COVID-19 pandemic forced healthcare institutions and many clinical research programs to adopt telehealth modalities in order to mitigate viral spread. With the expanded use of telehealth, there is the pote...

    Authors: Monisha Sebastin, Jacqueline A. Odgis, Sabrina A. Suckiel, Katherine E. Bonini, Miranda Di Biase, Kaitlyn Brown, Priya Marathe, Nicole R. Kelly, Michelle A. Ramos, Jessica E. Rodriguez, Karla López Aguiñiga, Jessenia Lopez, Estefany Maria, Michelle A. Rodriguez, Nicole M. Yelton, Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:47
  45. Behavioral interventions are often complex, operate at multiple levels, across settings, and employ a range of behavior change techniques. Collecting and reporting key indicators of initial trial and intervent...

    Authors: Christopher D. Pfledderer, Lauren von Klinggraeff, Sarah Burkart, Luke Wolfenden, John P. A. Ioannidis and Michael W. Beets
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:46
  46. Many people do not regularly participate in physical activity, which may negatively impact their health. Current physical activity guidelines are focused on promoting weekly accumulation of at least 150 min of...

    Authors: Amanda J. Daley, Ryan A. Griffin, Catherine A. Moakes, James P. Sanders, Magdalena Skrybant, Natalie Ives, Ben Maylor, Sheila M. Greenfield, Kajal Gokal, Helen M. Parretti, Stuart J. H. Biddle, Colin Greaves, Ralph Maddison, Nanette Mutrie, Dale W. Esliger, Lauren Sherar…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:45
  47. Patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) and lumbar disc degeneration are recommended to try out nonsurgical treatment options before surgery. There is need for good nonsurgical alternatives that can be adapt...

    Authors: Sidsel Lombardo, Gunvor Hilde, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen and Margreth Grotle
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:44
  48. Going to university is an important milestone in many people’s lives. It can also be a time of significant challenge and stress. There are growing concerns about mental health amongst student populations inclu...

    Authors: Peter James Taylor, Paula Duxbury, Jane Moorhouse, Chloe Russell, Dan Pratt, Sophie Parker, Chris Sutton, Fiona Lobban, Richard Drake, Steve Eccles, David Ryder, Rafeea Patel, Elizabeth Kimber, Eirian Kerry, Nathan Randles, James Kelly…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:43
  49. Antenatal care has the potential to impact positively on maternal and child outcomes, but traditional models of care in the UK have been shown to have limitations and particularly for those from deprived popul...

    Authors: Mary Sawtell, Meg Wiggins, Octavia Wiseman, Anita Mehay, Christine McCourt, Lorna Sweeney, Bethan Hatherall, Tahania Ahmed, Lauren Greenberg, Rachael Hunter, Thomas Hamborg, Sandra Eldridge and Angela Harden
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:42
  50. To address the limited provision of longer-term stroke care, we conducted a programme of research (LoTS2Care) to develop and test an intervention to form part of a replicable longer-term care strategy. New Sta...

    Authors: Anne Forster, Seline Ozer, Richard Brindle, Lorna Barnard, Natasha Hardicre, Thomas F. Crocker, Marie Chenery, Lauren Moreau, Alan Wright, Louisa-Jane Burton, Suzanne Hartley, Claire Hulme, Bryony Dawkins, Ivana Holloway, Allan House, Jenny Hewison…
    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2023 9:40

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