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  1. Rehabilitation interventions, including novel technologies such as in-bed cycling, could reduce critical illness-associated morbidity. Frontline intensive care unit (ICU) therapists often implement these inter...

    Authors: Julie C. Reid, Devin S. McCaskell and Michelle E. Kho

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:131

    Content type: Research

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  2. The study evaluated the feasibility and safety of the exercise intervention and physical test procedures of our ongoing randomized controlled trial, examining the effect of physical exercise in newly diagnosed...

    Authors: Rikke Faebo Larsen, Mary Jarden, Lisbeth Rosenbek Minet, Ulf Christian Frølund and Niels Abildgaard

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:130

    Content type: Research

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  3. The purpose of this 6-week intervention was to test the feasibility and acceptability of implementing a telehealth-adapted Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) at a senior center.

    Authors: Jeannette M. Beasley, Lindsey Kirshner, Judith Wylie-Rosett, Mary Ann Sevick, Laura DeLuca and Joshua Chodosh

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:129

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  4. High levels of childhood obesity have been observed globally over the last three decades. Preschools are promising settings to implement obesity prevention interventions in the early years. The aim of this stu...

    Authors: Stephen Malden, John. J. Reilly, Ann-Marie Gibson, Farid Bardid, Carolyn Summerbell, Marieke De Craemer, Greet Cardon, Odysseas Androutsos, Yannis Manios and Adrienne Hughes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:128

    Content type: Research

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  5. Researchers publish the processes they use to develop interventions to improve health. Reflecting on this endeavour may help future developers to improve their practice.

    Authors: Liz Croot, Alicia O’Cathain, Katie Sworn, Lucy Yardley, Katrina Turner, Edward Duncan and Pat Hoddinott

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:127

    Content type: Review

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  6. Direct primary care provision of first-trimester medical abortion could potentially address inequitable abortion access in Canada. However, when Health Canada approved the combination medication Mifegymiso® (m...

    Authors: Courtney Devane, Regina M. Renner, Sarah Munro, Édith Guilbert, Sheila Dunn, Marie-Soleil Wagner and Wendy V. Norman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:126

    Content type: Research

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  7. Low levels of physical activity and high levels of sedentary behaviour are pervasive, especially in schools. Pre-service teacher education is pivotal to school and educational reform but is an under-studied se...

    Authors: Natalie Lander, Harriet Koorts, Emiliano Mazzoli, Kate Moncrieff and Jo Salmon

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:125

    Content type: Research

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  8. Perinatal mental health problems affect up to one in five women worldwide. Mental health problems in the perinatal period are a particular challenge in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where they can b...

    Authors: Katie Rose M. Sanfilippo, Bonnie McConnell, Victoria Cornelius, Buba Darboe, Hajara B. Huma, Malick Gaye, Paul Ramchandani, Hassoum Ceesay, Vivette Glover, Ian Cross and Lauren Stewart

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:124

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  9. Recruitment of a diverse participant pool to cancer clinical trials is an essential component of clinical research as it improves the generalizability of findings. Investigating and piloting novel recruitment ...

    Authors: Hala T. Borno, Brian M. Bakke, Celia Kaplan, Anke Hebig-Prophet, Jessica Chao, Yoon-Ji Kim, Jan Yeager, Pelin Cinar, Eric Small, Christy Boscardin and Ralph Gonzales

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:123

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  10. There is no definitive method of accurately diagnosing appendicitis before surgery. We evaluated the feasibility of collecting breath samples in children with abdominal pain and gathered preliminary data on th...

    Authors: David C. Wong, Samuel D. Relton, Victoria Lane, Mohamed Ismail, Victoria Goss, Jane Bytheway, Robert M. West, Jim Deuchars and Jonathan Sutcliffe

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:121

    Content type: Research

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  11. Pilot and feasibility trials are conducted to determine feasibility or to collect information that would inform the design of a larger definitive trial. Clear progression criteria are required to determine if ...

    Authors: Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Sarah Daisy Kosa, Daeria O. Lawson, Rosa Stalteri, Oluwatobi R. Olaiya, Ahlam Alotaibi and Lehana Thabane

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:120

    Content type: Research

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  12. Problems with oral language skills in childhood have been linked with poor educational, employment, and mental health outcomes. In the UK, there is increasing concern about the oral language skills of children...

    Authors: Claudine Bowyer-Crane, Dea Nielsen, Maria Bryant, Nimarta Dharni, Rebecca Heald, Chloe Storr and Josie Dickerson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:119

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  13. Most health care for people with diabetes occurs in family practice, yet balancing the time and resources to help these patients can be difficult. An intervention empowering patients, leveraging community reso...

    Authors: Gina Agarwal, Jessica Gaber, Julie Richardson, Dee Mangin, Jenny Ploeg, Ruta Valaitis, Graham J. Reid, Larkin Lamarche, Fiona Parascandalo, Dena Javadi, Daria O’Reilly and Lisa Dolovich

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:118

    Content type: Research

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  14. A high BMI during and after pregnancy is linked to poor pregnancy outcomes and contributes to long-term maternal obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. Evidence of feasible, effective postnatal interventions is ...

    Authors: Debra Bick, Cath Taylor, Amanda Avery, Vanita Bhavnani, Victoria Craig, Andy Healey, Nina Khazaezadeh, Sarah McMullen, Bimpe Oki, Eugene Oteng-Ntim, Sheila O’Connor, Lucilla Poston, Paul Seed, Sarah Roberts and Michael Ussher

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:117

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  15. Adhering to multiple medications as prescribed is challenging for older patients (aged ≥ 65 years) and a difficult behaviour to improve. Previous interventions designed to address this have been largely comple...

    Authors: D. E. Patton, J. J. Francis, E. Clark, F. Smith, C. A. Cadogan, C. Ryan and C. M. Hughes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:116

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  16. Suicide among veterans is a problem nationally, and suicide prevention remains a high priority for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Focusing suicide prevention initiatives in the emergency department s...

    Authors: Sara J. Landes, JoAnn E. Kirchner, John P. Areno, Mark A. Reger, Traci H. Abraham, Jeffery A. Pitcock, Mary J. Bollinger and Katherine Anne Comtois

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:115

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  17. Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling in the body tissues. Presently, there is no cure for lymphoedema; instead, current treatment is aimed at lifelong management to help control symptoms. In...

    Authors: Nyree Dunn, E. Mark Williams, Michelle Fishbourne, Gina Dolan and Jane H. Davies

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:113

    Content type: Research

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  18. One of the big contributors to physical inactivity in the elderly population is osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Digital motivation seems to have a positive effect on individual physical inactivity level, but ...

    Authors: Cecilie Bartholdy, Henning Bliddal and Marius Henriksen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:112

    Content type: Research

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  19. People living with a diagnosis of HIV (PLWH) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) can experience a synergistic negative impact on their vascular and immune systems if their conditions are poorly controlled. The purpose ...

    Authors: Julie Zuñiga, Alexandra A. García, Luisa Silva, Jung-Min Park and Yuri Barrera

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:111

    Content type: Research

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  20. Lateral epicondylitis (LE) is a challenging condition for clinicians, and research has yet not proven the superiority of one specific treatment approach. However, manual therapy (elbow mobilization) in additio...

    Authors: Katrine Bostrøm, Sverre Mæhlum, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen and Kjersti Storheim

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:110

    Content type: Research

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  21. Interactive Nutrition Comics for Urban Minority Youth (Intervention INC) is an innovative, web-based interactive comic tool for dietary self-management, which aims to decrease obesity risk among urban minority pr...

    Authors: Grisselle DeFrank, Sarina Singh, Katrina F. Mateo, Laura Harrison, Alyson Rosenthal, Allison Gorman and May May Leung

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:109

    Content type: Research

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  22. Newborn blood spot (NBS) screening seeks to prevent ill health, disability and death through early diagnosis and effective intervention. Each year, around 10,000 parents of babies born in England are given a p...

    Authors: Jane Chudleigh, Jim Bonham, Mandy Bryon, Jill Francis, Louise Moody, Steve Morris, Alan Simpson, Fiona Ulph and Kevin Southern

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:108

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  23. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. Older emergency department (ED) patients who present for evaluations after falls have a 30% higher risk of falling again in the s...

    Authors: Elizabeth M. Goldberg, Linda Resnik, Sarah J. Marks and Roland C. Merchant

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:106

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  24. Plantar fasciopathy, characterised by plantar heel pain, affects one in ten in a lifetime. Heavy-slow resistance training (HSR) is an emerging treatment, but it often takes considerable time before the effect ...

    Authors: Henrik Riel, Jens Lykkegaard Olesen, Martin Bach Jensen, Bill Vicenzino and Michael Skovdal Rathleff

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:105

    Content type: Research

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  25. Cancer affects millions of individuals globally, with a mortality rate of over eight million people annually. Although palliative care is often provided outside of specialist services, many people require, at ...

    Authors: Nicholas J. Hulbert-Williams, Sabrina Norwood, David Gillanders, Anne Finucane, Juliet Spiller, Jenny Strachan, Sue Millington and Brooke Swash

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:104

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  26. Leadership is critical to supporting and facilitating the implementation of evidence-based practices in health care. Yet, little is known about how to develop leadership capacity for this purpose. The aims of ...

    Authors: Wendy Gifford, Krystina B. Lewis, Ann Catrine Eldh, Val Fiset, Tara Abdul-Fatah, Anna Cristina Aberg, Kednapa Thavorn, Ian D. Graham and Lars Wallin

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:103

    Content type: Research

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  27. Men with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer can experience an array of treatment-related side effects. Accumulating evidence suggests exercise may alleviate some of these adversities and assist in d...

    Authors: Malcolm Brown, Marie Murphy, Lauri McDermott, Helen McAneney, Joe M. O’Sullivan, Suneil Jain and Gillian Prue

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:102

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  28. The evidence-based practice of active surveillance to monitor men with favorable-risk prostate cancer in lieu of initial definitive treatment is becoming more common. However, there are barriers to effective i...

    Authors: Benjamin Cedars, Sarah Lisker, Hala T. Borno, Puneet Kamal, Benjamin Breyer and Urmimala Sarkar

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:101

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  29. Dental attendance provides an important opportunity for dental teams to explore with parents the oral health behaviours they undertake for their young children (0–5 years old). For these discussions to be effe...

    Authors: Kerina Tull, Kara A. Gray-Burrows, Amrit Bhatti, Jenny Owen, Lucy Rutter, Timothy Zoltie, Jayne Purdy, Erin Giles, Carron Paige, Morvin Patel, Zoe Marshman, Robert West, Sue Pavitt and Peter F. Day

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:100

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  30. Disparities in diagnosis and control of type 2 diabetes mellitus are most evident in African Americans (AAs) with lower socioeconomic status. Health literacy is an important predictor of adequate self-manageme...

    Authors: Hae-Ra Han, Manka Nkimbeng, Olayinka Ajomagberin, Kelli Grunstra, Phyllis Sharps, Susan Renda and Nisa Maruthur

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:99

    Content type: Research

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  31. Acute lower respiratory tract infection is a common acute infection managed in primary care. The current dominant management strategy in the UK is antibiotics, despite widespread publicity regarding antimicrob...

    Authors: Amy Whitehead, Catherine Simpson, Merlin Willcox, Frances Webley, Alastair D. Hay, Chris Butler, Lily Yao, Emma Wrixon, Margaret Bell, Jennifer Bostock, Paul Little, Gareth Griffiths and Michael Moore

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:98

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  32. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, but few studies have evaluated the feasibility of routine patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in this illness. ...

    Authors: Melanie A. Lloyd, Clarice Y. Tang, Emily J. Callander, Edward D. Janus, Amalia Karahalios, Elizabeth H. Skinner, Stephanie Lowe and Harin A. Karunajeewa

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:97

    Content type: Research

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  33. The Regaining Confidence after Stroke (RCAS) course was designed to facilitate adjustment for people with stroke discharged from rehabilitation. The aim of the trial was to evaluate the feasibility of conducti...

    Authors: Jane C. Horne, Kate E. Hooban, Nadina B. Lincoln and Pip A. Logan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:96

    Content type: Research

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  34. Although the diagnosis and treatment of a primary brain tumor present unique challenges to patients and their family caregivers, evidence-based supportive care interventions are generally lacking. The primary ...

    Authors: Kathrin Milbury, Jing Li, Shiao-Pei Weathers, Tina Shih, Smitha Malliaha, Yisheng Li and Lorenzo Cohen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:95

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  35. Oxygen consumption after surgery is increased in response to the tissue trauma sustained intra-operatively and the subsequent systemic inflammatory response that ensues. The cardio-respiratory system must matc...

    Authors: H. E. Taylor, K. Simons, C. Willmott, R. E. R. Smith and D. E. P. Bramley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:94

    Content type: Research

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  36. Relatives of long-term missing persons need to deal with uncertainties related to the disappearance. These uncertainties may give rise to ruminative thinking about the causes and consequences of the loss. Focu...

    Authors: Lonneke I. M. Lenferink, Jos de Keijser, Ineke Wessel and Paul A. Boelen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:93

    Content type: Research

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  37. Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) are used to measure the effectiveness of interventions for management of chronic conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Many of these instruments require resp...

    Authors: Sheree M. S. Smith, Stephen Jan, Joseph Descallar and Guy B. Marks

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:92

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  38. Despite the large number of evidence-based practices (EBPs) ready for implementation, they are the exception in usual care, especially for ethnic minority patients, who may not have access to trained health pr...

    Authors: Ana A. Baumann, Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, Elizabeth Wieling, J. Rubén Parra-Cardona, Laura A. Rains and Marion S. Forgatch

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:91

    Content type: Research

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  39. Foot orthoses have the potential to be an efficacious treatment for patellofemoral osteoarthritis (PFOA) but have not been evaluated in clinical trials in this population. This study aimed to determine the: (i...

    Authors: Jade M. Tan, Hylton B. Menz, Kay M. Crossley, Shannon E. Munteanu, Harvi F. Hart, Kane J. Middleton, Anne J. Smith and Natalie J. Collins

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:90

    Content type: Research

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  40. Residents in care homes are often very frail, have complex medicine regimens and are at high risk of adverse drug events. It has been recommended that one healthcare professional should assume responsibility f...

    Authors: Jacqueline Inch, Frances Notman, Christine M. Bond, David P. Alldred, Antony Arthur, Annie Blyth, Amrit Daffu-O’Reilly, Joanna Ford, Carmel M. Hughes, Vivienne Maskrey, Anna Millar, Phyo K. Myint, Fiona M. Poland, Lee Shepstone, Arnold Zermansky, Richard Holland…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:89

    Content type: Research

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  41. There is overwhelming evidence to support the promotion of physical activity in adults in terms of benefits to well-being, physical and mental health. Physical activity guidelines suggest that adults should ac...

    Authors: Andrew O’Regan, Liam Glynn, Enrique Garcia Bengoechea, Monica Casey, Amanda Clifford, Alan Donnelly, Andrew W. Murphy, Stephen Gallagher, Paddy Gillespie, John Newell, Mary Harkin, Phelim Macken, John Sweeney, Mo Foley-Walsh, Geraldine Quinn, Kwok Ng…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:88

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  42. People with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) report significant problems with learning and memory. There are no effective therapies for combatting these problems in people with TLE, resulting in an unmet therapeut...

    Authors: Cheney J. G. Drew, Mark Postans, Cateno Petralia, Rachel McNamara, Philip Pallmann, Dave Gillespie, Lisa H. Evans, Nils Muhlert, Mia Winter, Khalid Hamandi and William P. Gray

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:87

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  43. Frailty is a common and clinically significant condition in older adults, predominantly due to its association with adverse health outcomes such as hospitalisation, disability and mortality. Exercise intervent...

    Authors: Paul Doody, Janet M. Lord and Anna C. Whittaker

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:86

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  44. The purpose of this study was to pilot test two sickle cell-specific instruments, the Adult Sickle Cell Quality of Life Measurement Information System (ASCQ-Me) and Jenerette Self-Care Assessment Tool (J-SAT),...

    Authors: Dominique Bulgin, Christian Douglas and Paula Tanabe

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:85

    Content type: Research

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  45. Many interventions designed to meet physical activity guideline recommendations focus on a single component (e.g., walking), to the detriment of other elements of a healthy lifestyle, such as reducing prolonge...

    Authors: Maureen C. Ashe, Nicola Y. Edwards, Amanda Taylor, Laura Burnett, Lora Giangregorio, Kate Milne, Lindy Clemson and Lena Fleig

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:84

    Content type: Research

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  46. Religious mass gatherings (MGs) have always been an integral part of our society. At the outset, mass-gathering events provide challenging settings to plan a suitable emergency public health response. Publishe...

    Authors: Upasana Sharma, B. R. Desikachari and Sankara Sarma

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:83

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  47. There is international recognition of the need for creative, classroom-based interventions to support children at risk of low academic achievement and well-being, due to poor attention and language skills on s...

    Authors: Anita Rowe, Jill Titterington and Laurence Taggart

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:82

    Content type: Study Protocol

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