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  1. Content type: Study Protocol

    Musculoskeletal problems are common, accounting for up to 30 % of general practitioner (GP) consultations and are a major cause of chronic disability worldwide. Demand for health care for musculoskeletal condi...

    Authors: Annette Bishop, Stephanie Tooth, Joanne Protheroe, Chris Salisbury, Reuben O Ogollah, Sue Jowett, Elaine M Hay and Nadine E Foster

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:26

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    Novel physiotherapy approaches such as motor imagery and rhythmic auditory stimulation have been shown to improve walking in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Rhythmic cued motor imagery was used in this st...

    Authors: Barbara Seebacher, Raija Kuisma, Angela Glynn and Thomas Berger

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:25

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    Over one million people sustain traumatic brain injury each year in the UK and more than 10 % of these are moderate or severe injuries, resulting in cognitive and psychological problems that affect the ability...

    Authors: Kathryn A Radford, Julie Phillips, Trevor Jones, Ali Gibson, Chris Sutton, Caroline Watkins, Tracey Sach, Lelia Duley, Marion Walker, Avril Drummond, Karen Hoffman, Rory O’Connor, Denise Forshaw and David Shakespeare

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:24

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  4. Content type: Research

    Amblyopia (“lazy eye”) is the commonest vision deficit in children. If not fully corrected by glasses, amblyopia is treated by patching or blurring the better-seeing eye. Compliance with patching is often poor...

    Authors: Vijay K. Tailor, Selina Glaze, Payal Khandelwal, Alison Davis, Gillian G. W. Adams, Wen Xing, Catey Bunce and Annegret Dahlmann-Noor

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:23

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    Low mood is a common mental health problem affecting up to 121 million people worldwide and is common in students, particularly international students. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is known to be effect...

    Authors: Mengyi Zheng, Carrie-Anne McClay, Sarah Wilson and Christopher Williams

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:22

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    Traffic light labelling of foods—a system that incorporates a colour-coded assessment of the level of total fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt on the front of packaged foods—has been recommended by the UK Gove...

    Authors: Peter Scarborough, Charo Hodgkins, Monique M. Raats, Richard A. Harrington, Gill Cowburn, Moira Dean, Aiden Doherty, Charlie Foster, Edmund Juszczak, Anne Matthews, Anja Mizdrak, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Richard Shepherd, Lada Tiomotijevic, Naomi Winstone and Mike Rayner

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:21

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  7. Content type: Study Protocol

    Declines in function and quality of life, and an increased risk of cardiovascular events, falls, and fractures occur with aging and may be amenable to exercise intervention. Primary care is an ideal setting fo...

    Authors: Jenna C. Gibbs, Caitlin McArthur, James Milligan, Lindy Clemson, Linda Lee, Veronique M. Boscart, George Heckman, Carlos Rojas-Fernandez, Paul Stolee and Lora M. Giangregorio

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:20

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  8. Content type: Research

    Accelerometry has not been calibrated for the estimation of physical activity in children with intellectual disabilities (ID), raising questions regarding the validity of interpreting accelerometer data in thi...

    Authors: Arlene M. McGarty, Victoria Penpraze and Craig A. Melville

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:18

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  9. Content type: Study Protocol

    Probiotics are defined as live microorganisms that may confer health benefits when ingested. Meta-analysis of probiotic trials suggests a 25 % lower ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and 18 % lower infecti...

    Authors: Jennie Johnstone, Maureen Meade, John Marshall, Daren K Heyland, Michael G Surette, Dawn ME Bowdish, Francois Lauzier, Lehana Thebane and Deborah J Cook

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:19

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  10. Content type: Research

    Suicidal behavior is a growing public health concern resulting in morbidity and premature death. Although certain factors such as age, sex, and psychiatric disorders have been consistently reported to be assoc...

    Authors: Zainab Samaan, Monica Bawor, Brittany B. Dennis, Wala El-Sheikh, Jane DeJesus, Sumathy Rangarajan, Judith Vair, Heather Sholer, Nicole Hutchinson, Elizabeth Iordan, Pam Mackie, Shofiqul Islam, Mahshid Deghan, Jennifer Brasch and Lehana Thabane

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:17

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  11. Content type: Research

    Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in surgery can be challenging to conduct, and trials in the emergency surgical setting when patients have unplanned hospital admissions are particularly difficult. One area ...

    Authors: John D Mason, Natalie S Blencowe, Angus GK McNair, Daniel J Stevens, Kerry N Avery, Anne M Pullyblank and Jane M Blazeby

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:16

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  12. Content type: Research

    Recruitment to randomised controlled trials (RCTs) is a perennial problem. Calls have been made for trialists to make recruitment performance publicly available. This article presents our experience of recruit...

    Authors: Gill Hubbard, Anna Campbell, Zoe Davies, Julie Munro, Aileen V Ireland, Stephen Leslie, Angus JM Watson and Shaun Treweek

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:15

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  13. Content type: Study Protocol

    Mental health problems such as anxiety and depression are known to be higher in those who are unemployed. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a recognised support for people with such problems and can impro...

    Authors: Carrie-Anne McClay, Stuart Rae, Jill Morrison, Alex McConnachie, Colin Maxwell and Christopher Williams

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:14

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    Proximal femoral fracture is a common, major health problem in old age resulting in loss of functional independence and a high-cost burden on society, with estimated health and social care costs of £2.3 billio...

    Authors: Nefyn H Williams, Claire Hawkes, Nafees Ud Din, Jessica L Roberts, Joanna M Charles, Val L Morrison, Zoe Hoare, Rhiannon T Edwards, Glynne Andrew, Swapna Alexander, Andrew B Lemmey, Bob Woods, Catherine Sackley, Pip Logan, David Hunnisett, Kevin Mawdesley…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:13

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  15. Content type: Study Protocol

    Skin tears are traumatic injuries occurring mostly on the extremities due to shearing and friction forces that separate the epidermis and the dermis from underlying tissues. They are common and occur mostly in...

    Authors: Roy J Powell, Christopher J Hayward, Caroline L Snelgrove, Kathleen Polverino, Linda Park, Rohan Chauhan, Philip H Evans, Rachel Byford, Carolyn Charman, Christopher J W Foy and Andrew Kingsley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:12

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  16. Content type: Research

    The study was done to assess the feasibility of conducting a trial evaluating the use of an intradialytic oral nutritional supplement (ONS) on nutritional status.

    Authors: Louise Jackson, Judith Cohen, Benjamin Sully and Steven Julious

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:11

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  17. Content type: Research

    The lumbar transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has become an optional part of multimodal analgesia following several abdominal surgeries. There remains a lack of consensus regarding the extent of dermatoma...

    Authors: Mauricio Forero, Andrew Heikkila, James E Paul, Ji Cheng and Lehana Thabane

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:10

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  18. Content type: Research

    Selecting positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) during mechanical ventilation is important, as it can influence disease progression and outcome of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients. However...

    Authors: Yeong Shiong Chiew, Christopher G Pretty, Geoffrey M Shaw, Yeong Woei Chiew, Bernard Lambermont, Thomas Desaive and J Geoffrey Chase

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:9

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  19. Content type: Study Protocol

    A growing body of research has identified family interventions to be effective in treating young people’s substance use problems. However, despite this evidence, take-up of family-based approaches in the UK ha...

    Authors: Judith Watson, Donna Back, Paul Toner, Charlie Lloyd, Ed Day, Louca-Mai Brady, Lorna Templeton, Sangeeta Ambegaokar, Steve Parrott, David Torgerson, Kim Cocks, Eilish Gilvarry, Paul McArdle and Alex Copello

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:8

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  20. Content type: Study Protocol

    Increasing numbers of people in the UK are living with recurrent or metastatic cancer, many of whom experience reduced quality of life resulting from the physical and psychosocial consequences of cancer and it...

    Authors: Jenny Harris, Vicki Tsianakas, Emma Ream, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Arnie Purushotham, Lorelei Mucci, James SA Green, Karen Robb, Jacquetta Fewster and Jo Armes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:7

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  21. Content type: Study Protocol

    There is evidence of an association between alcohol use and offending behaviour and around a quarter of police time is spent on alcohol-related incidents. Police custody, therefore, provides an important oppor...

    Authors: Jennifer Birch, Stephanie Scott, Dorothy Newbury-Birch, Alan Brennan, Heather Brown, Simon Coulton, Eilish Gilvarry, Matthew Hickman, Elaine McColl, Ruth McGovern, Colin Muirhead and Eileen Kaner

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:6

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  22. Content type: Research

    Maintaining physical activity is an important goal with positive health benefits, yet many people spend most of their day sitting. Our Everyday Activity Supports You (EASY) model aims to encourage movement thr...

    Authors: Maureen C Ashe, Meghan Winters, Christiane A Hoppmann, Martin G Dawes, Paul A Gardiner, Lora M Giangregorio, Kenneth M Madden, Megan M McAllister, Gillian Wong, Joseph H Puyat, Joel Singer, Joanie Sims-Gould and Heather A McKay

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:4

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  23. Content type: Study Protocol

    The prevalence of obesity in adults with intellectual disabilities has consistently been reported to be higher than the general population. Despite the negative impact of obesity on health, there is little evi...

    Authors: Leanne Harris, Craig Melville, Nathalie Jones, Carol Pert, Susan Boyle, Heather Murray, Janet Tobin, Fiona Gray and Catherine Hankey

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:5

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  24. Content type: Study Protocol

    Protein energy malnutrition predisposes individuals to disease, delays recovery from illness and reduces quality of life. Care home residents are especially vulnerable, with an estimated 30%–42% at risk. There...

    Authors: Ruth Stow, Alison Rushton, Natalie Ives, Christina Smith and Caroline Rick

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:3

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  25. Content type: Editorial

    This editorial introduces the new, online, open-access journal Pilot and Feasibility Studies. The journal considers manuscripts on any aspect of the design and analysis of pilot and feasibility studies, as well a...

    Authors: Gillian A Lancaster

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:1

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  26. Content type: Study Protocol

    Despite evidence of benefit for pharmacist involvement in chronic disease management, the provision of these services in community pharmacy has been suboptimal. The Promoting Action on Research Implementation ...

    Authors: Meagen M Rosenthal, Ross T Tsuyuki and Sherilyn KD Houle

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015 1:2

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