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  1. Research

    A nurse-delivered mental health intervention for obstetric fistula patients in Tanzania: results of a pilot randomized controlled trial

    Obstetric fistula has severe psychological consequences, but no evidence-based interventions exist to improve mental health in this population. This pilot trial evaluated a psychological intervention for women...

    Melissa H. Watt, Mary V. Mosha, Alyssa C. Platt, Kathleen J. Sikkema, Sarah M. Wilson, Elizabeth L. Turner and Gileard G. Masenga

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:35

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  2. Study Protocol

    Research protocol for a complex intervention to support hearing and vision function to improve the lives of people with dementia

    Hearing and vision impairments are among the most common and disabling comorbidities in people living with dementia. Intervening to improve sensory function could be a means by which the lives of people living...

    Iracema Leroi, Annie Pye, Christopher J. Armitage, Anna Pavlina Charalambous, Fofi Constantinidou, Catherine Helmer, Ines Himmelsbach, Sarah Marié, Jahanara Miah, Suzanne Parsons, Jemma Regan, Chryssoula Thodi, Lucas Wolski, Abebaw Mengistu Yohannes and Piers Dawes

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:38

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  3. Research

    DIAMOND (DIgital Alcohol Management ON Demand): a mixed methods feasibility RCT and embedded process evaluation of a digital health intervention to reduce hazardous and harmful alcohol use

    Alcohol is a major risk factor for preventable illness, with huge cost to healthcare economies. There is a role for alcohol-specific digital health interventions (DHI), but there have been few randomised contr...

    Fiona L. Hamilton, Jo Hornby, Jessica Sheringham, Stuart Linke, Charlotte Ashton, Kevin Moore, Fiona Stevenson and Elizabeth Murray

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:34

    Published on: 21 August 2017

  4. Study Protocol

    DECADE-pilot: decision aid, action planning, and follow-up support for patients to reduce the 10-year risk of cardiovascular diseases—a protocol of a randomized controlled pilot trial

    A healthy lifestyle can reduce cardiovascular risk (CVR) and prevent premature death. Usually most patients at increased CVR have difficulties implementing the necessary health behavior changes, such as smokin...

    Iris Tinsel, Achim Siegel, Claudia Schmoor, Anika Buchholz and Wilhelm Niebling

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 3:32

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  5. Study Protocol

    Balance Right in Multiple Sclerosis (BRiMS): a guided self-management programme to reduce falls and improve quality of life, balance and mobility in people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis: a protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial

    Impaired mobility is a cardinal feature of multiple sclerosis (MS) and is rated by people with MS as their highest priority. By the secondary progressive phase, balance, mobility and physical activity levels a...

    H. Gunn, J. Andrade, L. Paul, L. Miller, S. Creanor, C. Green, J. Marsden, P. Ewings, M. Berrow, J. Vickery, A. Barton, B. Marshall, J. Zajicek and J. A. Freeman

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:26

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  6. Study Protocol

    Study protocol: a mixed methods feasibility study for a loaded self-managed exercise programme for patellofemoral pain

    Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is one of the most common forms of knee pain in adults under the age of 40, with a prevalence of 23% in the general population. The long-term prognosis is poor, with only one third of...

    Benjamin E. Smith, Paul Hendrick, Marcus Bateman, Fiona Moffatt, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, James Selfe, Toby O. Smith and Pip Logan

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:24

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  7. Study Protocol

    A feasibility study of the Mini-AFTER telephone intervention for the management of fear of recurrence in breast cancer survivors: a mixed-methods study protocol

    Fear of recurrence (FoR) is a major concern for patients following treatment for primary breast cancer, affecting 60–99% of breast cancer survivors. Mini-AFTER is a brief intervention developed to address this...

    Susanne Cruickshank, Emma Steel, Deborah Fenlon, Jo Armes, Karen Scanlon, Elspeth Banks and Gerald Humphris

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:22

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  8. Research

    A feasibility study of a theory-based intervention to improve appropriate polypharmacy for older people in primary care

    A general practitioner (GP)-targeted intervention aimed at improving the prescribing of appropriate polypharmacy for older people was previously developed using a systematic, theory-based approach based on th...

    Cathal A. Cadogan, Cristín Ryan, Gerard J. Gormley, Jill J. Francis, Peter Passmore, Ngaire Kerse and Carmel M. Hughes

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:23

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  9. Study Protocol

    Vaginal progesterone to reduce preterm birth among HIV-infected pregnant women in Zambia: a feasibility study protocol

    Women infected with HIV have a risk of preterm birth (PTB) that is twice that among uninfected women, and treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART) may further increase this risk. Progesterone supplementatio...

    Joan T. Price, Katie R. Mollan, Nurain M. Fuseini, Bethany L. Freeman, Helen B. Mulenga, Amanda H. Corbett, Bellington Vwalika and Jeffrey S. A. Stringer

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:21

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  10. Research

    Development of an implementation intention-based intervention to change children’s and parent-carers’ behaviour

    Implementation intentions enable individuals to translate good intentions into action. Parents and children can find maintaining oral health difficult, as evidenced by the presence of tooth decay. This is a co...

    Karen Davies, Christopher J. Armitage, Yin-Ling Lin, James Munro, Tanya Walsh and Peter Callery

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:20

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  11. Research

    Feasibility of the trial procedures for a randomized controlled trial of a community-based peer-led wheelchair training program for older adults

    A novel peer-led manual wheelchair (MWC) training program may support the training needs of older adults, but establishing program feasibility is a pragmatic first step. The purpose of this study was to evalua...

    Krista L. Best, William C. Miller, François Routhier and Janice J. Eng

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:18

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  12. Research

    MapMySmoke: feasibility of a new quit cigarette smoking mobile phone application using integrated geo-positioning technology, and motivational messaging within a primary care setting

    Approximately 11,000 people die in Scotland each year as a result of smoking-related causes. Quitting smoking is relatively easy; maintaining a quit attempt is a very difficult task with success rates for unai...

    Robert S. Schick, Thomas W. Kelsey, John Marston, Kay Samson and Gerald W. Humphris

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:19

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  13. Research

    Effects of a parallel-arm randomized controlled weight loss pilot study on biological and psychosocial parameters of overweight and obese breast cancer survivors

    Weight gain often occurs after breast cancer (BC) diagnosis and obesity along with sedentary behavior are associated with increased risk of BC recurrence and mortality. The primary objective of this study was ...

    Andrea Y. Arikawa, Beth C. Kaufman, Susan K. Raatz and Mindy S. Kurzer

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:17

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  14. Research

    A pilot randomised clinical trial of physiotherapy (manual therapy, exercise, and education) for early-onset hip osteoarthritis post-hip arthroscopy

    Despite the increasing use of hip arthroscopy for hip pain, there is no level 1 evidence to support physiotherapy rehabilitation programs following this procedure. The aims of this study were to determine (i) ...

    Joanne Kemp, Kate Moore, Marlene Fransen, Trevor Russell, Matthew Freke and Kay M Crossley

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:16

    Published on: 7 July 2017

  15. Research

    Pilot randomised controlled trial of the ENGAGER collaborative care intervention for prisoners with common mental health problems, near to and after release

    Rates of common mental health problems are much higher in prison populations, but access to primary care mental health support falls short of community equivalence. Discontinuity of care on release is the norm...

    Charlotte Lennox, Tim Kirkpatrick, Rod S. Taylor, Roxanne Todd, Clare Greenwood, Mark Haddad, Caroline Stevenson, Amy Stewart, Deborah Shenton, Lauren Carroll, Sarah L. Brand, Cath Quinn, Rob Anderson, Mike Maguire, Tirril Harris, Jennifer Shaw…

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:15

    Published on: 7 July 2017

  16. Study Protocol

    A study protocol of a three-group randomized feasibility trial of an online yoga intervention for mothers after stillbirth (The Mindful Health Study)

    In the USA, stillbirth (in utero fetal death ≥20 weeks gestation) is a major public health issue. Women who experience stillbirth, compared to women with live birth, have a nearly sevenfold increased risk of a...

    Jennifer Huberty, Jeni Matthews, Jenn Leiferman, Joanne Cacciatore and Katherine J. Gold

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:12

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  17. Study Protocol

    Manual acupuncture plus usual care versus usual care alone in the treatment of endometriosis-related chronic pelvic pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study

    Endometriosis is the most common cause of chronic pelvic pain worldwide. Non-surgical treatments are effective for only 30–50% of women and have a significant side effect burden that leads to high discontinuat...

    Mike Armour, Caroline A. Smith, Siobhan Schabrun, Genevieve Z. Steiner, Xiaoshu Zhu, Kenny Lawson and Jing Song

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:10

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  18. Research

    A mixed methods study to evaluate the feasibility of using the Adolescent Diabetes Needs Assessment Tool App in paediatric diabetes care in preparation for a longitudinal cohort study

    An evaluation study was carried out to determine the feasibility of integrating the Adolescent Diabetes Needs Assessment Tool (ADNAT) App into UK paediatric diabetes care, to ascertain best practice standards ...

    Helen Cooper, Gillian A. Lancaster, Phillip Gichuru and Matthew Peak

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:13

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  19. Research

    Feasibility of a randomized single-blind crossover trial to assess the effects of the second-generation slow-release dopamine agonists pramipexole and ropinirole on cued recall memory in idiopathic mild or moderate Parkinson’s disease without cognitive impairment

    The aim was to assess the feasibility of a single-centre, single-blind, randomized, crossover design to explore the effects of two slow-release dopamine agonists, ropinirole and pramipexole, on cued recall in ...

    Thomas A. Shepherd, Nicola M. J. Edelstyn, Laura Longshaw, Julius Sim, Keira Watts, Andrew R. Mayes, Michael Murray and Simon J. Ellis

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:11

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  20. Study Protocol

    The EXPRESS Study: Exercise and Protein Effectiveness Supplementation Study supporting autonomy in community dwelling frail older people‐study protocol for a randomized controlled pilot and feasibility study

    Research has repeatedly demonstrated that exercise has a positive impact on physical function and is beneficial in the treatment of physical frailty. However, an even more effective strategy for managing physi...

    Agathe Daria Jadczak, Natalie Luscombe-Marsh, Penelope Taylor, Robert Barnard, Naresh Makwana and Renuka Visvanathan

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:8

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  21. Research

    Enhancing Knowledge and InterProfessional care for Heart Failure (EKWIP-HF) in long-term care: a pilot study

    Heart failure (HF) affects 20% of long-term care (LTC) residents and is associated with significant morbidity, acute care visits, and mortality. Barriers to HF management are staff knowledge gaps and ineffecti...

    George A. Heckman, Veronique M. Boscart, Kelsey Huson, Andrew Costa, Karen Harkness, John P. Hirdes, Paul Stolee and Robert S. McKelvie

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:9

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  22. Research

    Assessment of the face validity, feasibility and utility of a patient-completed questionnaire for polymyalgia rheumatica: a postal survey using the QQ-10 questionnaire

    The development of a patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) for polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), a condition that causes pain, stiffness and disability, is necessary as there is no current validated disease-spec...

    Helen Twohig, Georgina Jones, Sarah Mackie, Christian Mallen and Caroline Mitchell

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017 4:7

    Published on: 6 July 2017

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