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  1. The most common management strategy for tinnitus provided in the UK audiology clinics is education and advice. This may also be combined with some form of sound therapy (e.g. digital hearing aids). While educa...

    Authors: Rachel H. Haines, Jennifer White, Garry Meakin, Wei Tan, Trish Hepburn, Paul Leighton, Chloi Theriou, David Stockdale, Christine Almey, Richard Nicholson, Deborah A. Hall and Magdalena Sereda

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:41

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  2. Most patients with minor stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) are discharged with little or no specialised follow-up. Nonetheless, these patients have a high prevalence of cognitive impairments and a cons...

    Authors: Jacob Liljehult, Stig Molsted, Tom Møller, Dorthe Overgaard, Lis Adamsen, Mary Jarden and Thomas Christensen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:40

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  3. Excess gestational weight gain (GWG) in pregnant adolescents is a major public health concern. Excess GWG increases risk of pregnancy complications as well as postpartum and offspring obesity and cardiometabol...

    Authors: Lauren B. Shomaker, Lauren D. Gulley, Emma L. M. Clark, Allison M. Hilkin, Bernadette Pivarunas, Marian Tanofsky-Kraff, Kristen J. Nadeau, Linda A. Barbour, Stephen M. Scott and Jeanelle L. Sheeder

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:39

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  4. A thoracolumbar fracture is the most common fracture of the spinal column. Where the fracture is not obviously stable or unstable, the optimal management is uncertain. There are variations between surgeons, tr...

    Authors: Elizabeth Cook, Alison Booth, Elizabeth Coleman, Arabella Scantlebury, Catriona McDaid, Catherine Hewitt, Belen Corbacho, Amar Rangan, Joy Adamson, Arun Ranganathan, Almas Khan, Sashin Ahuja, Emma Turner, Peter May, Catherine Hilton and David J. Torgerson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:38

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  5. Physical inactivity contributes to disability and falls in older adults. Falls prevention exercise (FaME) programmes improve physical activity and physical function and reduce falling rates. Improvements in ph...

    Authors: Sarah Audsley, Denise Kendrick, Pip Logan, Matthew Jones and Elizabeth Orton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:37

    Content type: Research

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  6. Malnutrition is a complex and costly condition that is common among older adults in the United States (US), with up to half at risk for malnutrition. Malnutrition is associated with several non-medical (i.e., ...

    Authors: Andrea M. Morris, Jessa K. Engelberg Anderson, Brenda Schmitthenner, Aileen F. Aylward, Rayad B. Shams, Karen Hurka-Richardson and Timothy F. Platts-Mills

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:36

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  7. Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. Early detection and disease management lead to a better survival rate. Consequently, discovery of novel methods in cancer early diagnosis is a field of act...

    Authors: Gaétan Chanteloup, Marine Cordonnier, Nicolas Isambert, Aurélie Bertaut, Guillaume Marcion, Carmen Garrido and Jessica Gobbo

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:35

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  8. Residents living and dying in long-term care (LTC) homes represent one of society’s most frail and marginalized populations of older adults, particularly those residents with advanced dementia who are often ex...

    Authors: Sharon Kaasalainen, Paulette V. Hunter, Vanina Dal Bello-Haas, Lisa Dolovich, Katherine Froggatt, Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Maureen Markle-Reid, Jenny Ploeg, Joyce Simard, Lehana Thabane, Jenny T. van der Steen and Ladislav Volicer

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:34

    Content type: Research

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  9. Domestic violence and abuse (DVA) is common and destructive to health. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a major mental health consequence of DVA. People who have experienced DVA have specific needs, ar...

    Authors: Katherine Pitt, Gene S Feder, Alison Gregory, Claire Hawcroft, David Kessler, Alice Malpass, Sarah Millband, Richard Morris, Stan Zammit and Natalia V Lewis

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:33

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  10. One of the core symptoms of behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) is the early loss of social cognitive abilities, which has a deteriorating impact on everyday interaction and the quality of dyad...

    Authors: Martin Berwig, Claudia Dinand, Ursula Becker and Margareta Halek

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:32

    Content type: Research

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  11. Stress induced by pain and anxiety is common in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) patients. Sedation/analgesia in PICU is usually achieved through various analgesics and sedatives. Excessive use of these dr...

    Authors: Gonzalo Garcia Guerra, Ari Joffe, Cathy Sheppard, Krista Hewson, Irina A. Dinu, Allan de Caen, Hsing Jou, Lisa Hartling and Sunita Vohra

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:31

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  12. Although there is good evidence to support the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for the outpatient treatment of adolescent major depressive disorder (MDD), evidence-based manuals for the inp...

    Authors: Michael Frey, Kathrin Pietsch, Laura Weninger, Matthias Brockhaus, Fabian Loy, Nathalie Claus, Petra Wagenbüchler, Selina Kornbichler, Jana Kroboth, Beatrice Georgii, Inga Wermuth, Anna Kititsina, Katharina Heiser, Gerd Schulte-Körne and Belinda Platt

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:30

    Content type: Research

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  13. At the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), 10% of patients living with HIV do not return for care annually. Currently, no formal system exists to re-engage out-of-care (OOC) patients. Lost & Found, develop...

    Authors: Joseph Cox, Blake Linthwaite, Kim Engler, David Lessard, Bertrand Lebouché and Nadine Kronfli

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:29

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  14. Physical activity and exercise interventions to improve health frequently bring about intended effects under ideal circumstances but often fail to demonstrate benefits in real-world contexts. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Matthew Haines

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:28

    Content type: Research

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  15. The hospital to home transition for children with medical complexity (CMC) poses many challenges, including suboptimal communication between the hospital and medical home. Our objective was to evaluate the imp...

    Authors: Noga L. Ravid, Kayla Zamora, Roberta Rehm, Megumi Okumura, John Takayama and Sunitha Kaiser

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:27

    Content type: Research

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  16. Critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) are at risk for central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) with an incidence up to 6.9 per 1000 catheter days. CLABSI has a significant attr...

    Authors: Nasim Zamir, Makena Pook, Ellen McDonald and Alison E. Fox-Robichaud

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:26

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  17. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a public health pandemic disproportionately affecting low- and middle-income countries. The purpose of this formative research was to adapt evidence-based diabetes self-management educ...

    Authors: Robin Whittemore, Mireya Vilar-Compte, Soraya Burrola-Méndez, Annel Lozano-Marrufo, Roberta Delvy, Mariana Pardo-Carrillo, Selene De La Cerda, Ninfa Pena-Purcell and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:25

    Content type: Methodology

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  18. We sought to develop and test an objective scorecard-based system for assessing and categorizing available research sites in Lassa fever-affected countries based on their preparedness and capability to host La...

    Authors: Kolawole Salami, Nathalie Imbault, Aljoscha Erlebach, Johanna Urban, Mike Zoglowek and Nadia G. Tornieporth

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:24

    Content type: Research

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  19. Biomarkers of placental function can potentially aid the diagnosis and prediction of pregnancy complications. This randomised controlled pilot trial assessed whether for women with reduced fetal movement (RFM)...

    Authors: Lindsay Armstrong-Buisseret, Peter J. Godolphin, Lucy Bradshaw, Eleanor Mitchell, Sam Ratcliffe, Claire Storey and Alexander E. P. Heazell

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:23

    Content type: Research

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  20. Parent-mediated early interventions (EI) for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can result in significant improvements in children’s cognitive ability, social functioning, behavior, and adaptive skil...

    Authors: Melanie Pellecchia, Rinad S. Beidas, David S. Mandell, Carolyn C. Cannuscio, Carl J. Dunst and Aubyn C. Stahmer

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:22

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  21. Bariatric surgery is an effective long-term weight loss strategy yielding improvements in neurocognitive function; however, the mechanism(s) responsible for these improvements remains unclear. Here, we assesse...

    Authors: Wesley J. Tucker, Binu P. Thomas, Nancy Puzziferri, T. Jake Samuel, Vlad G. Zaha, Ildiko Lingvay, Jaime Almandoz, Jing Wang, Edward A. Gonzales, R. Matthew Brothers and Michael D. Nelson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:21

    Content type: Research

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  22. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impairments in social interaction and communication. Oxytocin (OXT), as a neuropeptide, plays a role in emotional and so...

    Authors: Xue-Jun Kong, Jun Liu, Jing Li, Kenneth Kwong, Madelyn Koh, Piyawat Sukijthamapan, Jason J. Guo, Zhenyu Jim Sun and Yiqing Song

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:20

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  23. Reducing alcohol consumption across populations would prevent many non-communicable diseases. Large packages increase food and non-alcoholic drink consumption and large glasses increase wine consumption. Small...

    Authors: Eleni Mantzari, Catherine Galloway, Gareth Hollands, Rachel Pechey, Zorana Zupan, Mark Pilling and Theresa Marteau

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:19

    Content type: Research

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  24. People of all ages are flooded with health claims about treatment effects (benefits and harms of treatments). Many of these are not reliable, and many people lack skills to assess their reliability. Primary sc...

    Authors: Allen Nsangi, Daniel Semakula, Sarah E. Rosenbaum, Andrew David Oxman, Matt Oxman, Angela Morelli, Astrid Austvoll-Dahlgren, Margaret Kaseje, Michael Mugisha, Anne-Marie Uwitonze, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Atle Fretheim and Nelson Kaulukusi Sewankambo

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:18

    Content type: Research

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  25. Children born preterm may display cognitive, learning, and behaviour difficulties as they grow up. In particular, very premature birth (gestation age between 28 and less than 32 weeks) may put infants at incre...

    Authors: Oliver Perra, Sam Wass, Alison McNulty, David Sweet, Kostas Papageorgiou, Matthew Johnston, Aaron Patterson, Delfina Bilello and Fiona Alderdice

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:17

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  26. Despite recommendations for monitoring patients with chronic and high-risk conditions, gaps still remain. These gaps are exacerbated in outpatient care, where patients and clinicians face challenges related to...

    Authors: Matthew D. Hickey, Sarah Lisker, Shauna Brodie, Eric Vittinghoff, Marika D. Russell and Urmimala Sarkar

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:16

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  27. Diet quality in older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with better health and lung function. Social factors, such as social support, social networks and participation in a...

    Authors: Ilse Bloom, Lindsay Welch, Ivaylo Vassilev, Anne Rogers, Karen Jameson, Cyrus Cooper, Sian Robinson and Janis Baird

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:15

    Content type: Research

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  28. This work concerns the activities in the last hour before bed for young children born to first-time parents, so called bedtime routines (BTR). These activities include amongst others tooth brushing, reading a ...

    Authors: George Kitsaras, Julia Allan and Iain A. Pretty

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:14

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  29. We hypothesise that a physical activity (PA) intervention will improve the quality of life (QoL) of people with a stoma. A feasibility study of the intervention and trial parameters is necessary to inform a fu...

    Authors: Gill Hubbard, Claire Taylor, Angus J. M. Watson, Julie Munro, William Goodman and Rebecca J. Beeken

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  30. Patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) are treated with a palliative approach with focus on controlling for disease symptoms and maintaining high quality of life. Information on individual needs of patie...

    Authors: Stephanie Stangl, Kirsten Haas, Felizitas A. Eichner, Anna Grau, Udo Selig, Timo Ludwig, Tanja Fehm, Tanja Stüber, Asarnusch Rashid, Alexander Kerscher, Ralf Bargou, Silke Hermann, Volker Arndt, Martin Meyer, Manfred Wildner, Hermann Faller…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:11

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  31. Child stunting, an indicator of chronic malnutrition, is a global public health problem. Malnutrition during pregnancy and the first 2 years of life undermines the survival, growth, and development of children...

    Authors: Kimberly R. Jacob Arriola, Anna Ellis, Amy Webb-Girard, Emily Awino Ogutu, Emilie McClintic, Bethany Caruso and Matthew C. Freeman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:10

    Content type: Research

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  32. Participation in temporary alcohol abstinence campaigns such as ‘Dry January’ may prompt enduring reductions in alcohol consumption. A randomized controlled trial (RCT) is required to establish any long-term b...

    Authors: Matt Field, Jo-Anne Puddephatt, Laura Goodwin, Lynn Owens, Danielle Reaves and John Holmes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:9

    Content type: Research

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  33. Patients with burn injuries may receive a skin graft to achieve healing in a timely manner. However, in around 7% of cases, the skin graft is lost (fails to attach to the wound site) and a re-grafting procedur...

    Authors: Rebecca Kandiyali, Howard Thom, Amber E. Young, Rosemary Greenwood and Nicky J. Welton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:8

    Content type: Research

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  34. A relatively novel method of appraisal, methodological reviews (MRs) are used to synthesize information on the methods used in health research. There are currently no guidelines available to inform the reporti...

    Authors: Daeria O. Lawson, Alvin Leenus and Lawrence Mbuagbaw

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  35. The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility of conducting a large, multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing needle fasciotomy with limited fasciectomy for treatment of Dupuytren’s con...

    Authors: T. R. C. Davis, W. Tan, E. F. Harrison, W. Hollingworth, A. Karantana, N. Mills, T. Hepburn, K. Sprange, L. Duley, J. M. Blazeby, C. G. Bainbridge, S. R. Murali and A. A. Montgomery

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:7

    Content type: Research

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  36. The Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) programme is a fall prevention programme originally taught in a resource-intensive one-to-one format with limited feasibility for large-scale implementation....

    Authors: Franziska Kramer, Sarah Labudek, Carl-Philipp Jansen, Corinna Nerz, Lena Fleig, Lindy Clemson, Clemens Becker and Michael Schwenk

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  37. Retrospective studies conducted in psychiatric wards have indicated a shorter duration of stay for depressed inpatients in bright compared to dim daylight-exposed rooms, pointing to a possible antidepressant e...

    Authors: Carlo Volf, Anne Sofie Aggestrup, Signe Dunker Svendsen, Torben Skov Hansen, Paul Michael Petersen, Carsten Dam-Hansen, Ulla Knorr, Ema Erkocevic Petersen, Janus Engstrøm, Ida Hageman, Janus Christian Jakobsen and Klaus Martiny

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  38. Increasing levels of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mental health problems, high rates of unhealthy behaviours and health inequalities remain major public health challenges worldwide. In the context of incr...

    Authors: Paul Watts, Susanna Rance, Victoria McGowan, Heather Brown, Clare Bambra, Gail Findlay and Angela Harden

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:4

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  39. Identifying and addressing heavy drinking represents a major public health priority worldwide. Whilst the majority of alcohol screening and brief intervention (ASBI) research has been conducted in western, hig...

    Authors: Bernd Schulte, Amy O’Donnell, Harald Lahusen, Christina Lindemann, Mariya Prilutskaya, Oleg Yussopov, Zhanar Kaliyeva, Marcus-Sebastian Martens and Uwe Verthein

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:3

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  40. Lifestyle factors, including diet and physical activity, are associated with prostate cancer progression and mortality. However, it is unclear how men would like lifestyle information to be delivered following...

    Authors: Luke A. Robles, Stuart J. Wright, Lucy Hackshaw-McGeagh, Ellie Shingler, Constance Shiridzinomwa, J. Athene Lane, Richard M. Martin and Sorrel Burden

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  41. Along with an aging population, the field of robot technology in rehabilitation is expanding. As new technologies develop, it is important to test these clinically before implementation. To assess the possibil...

    Authors: AS. Bertelsen, A. Storm, L. Minet and J. Ryg

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  42. There is a need to provide a large amount of extra practice on top of usual rehabilitation to adults after stroke. The purpose of this study was to determine if it is feasible to add extra upper limb practice ...

    Authors: Emma J. Schneider, Louise Ada and Natasha A. Lannin

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:156

    Content type: Research

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  43. Claims about what we need to do to improve our health are everywhere. Most interventions simply tell people what to do, and do not empower them to critically assess health information. Our objective was to des...

    Authors: Daniel Semakula, Allen Nsangi, Matt Oxman, Sarah Ellen Rosenbaum, Andrew David Oxman, Astrid Austvoll-Dahlgren, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Margaret Kaseje, Angela Morelli, Atle Fretheim and Nelson Kaulukusi Sewankambo

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:155

    Content type: Research

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  44. Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors (i.e. individuals diagnosed with cancer between 15 and 39 years and who completed treatment) may benefit from physical activity. Yet, few researchers have expl...

    Authors: Amanda Wurz and Jennifer Brunet

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:154

    Content type: Research

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  45. Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, particularly pre-eclampsia, pose a substantial health risk for both maternal and foetal outcomes. The BUMP (Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring in Pregnancy) interventions are b...

    Authors: Rebecca Band, Lisa Hinton, Katherine L. Tucker, Lucy C. Chappell, Carole Crawford, Marloes Franssen, Sheila Greenfield, James Hodgkinson, Christine McCourt, Richard J. McManus, Jane Sandall, Mauro Dala Santos, Carmelo Velardo and Lucy Yardley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:153

    Content type: Research

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  46. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of the PhunkyFoods Programme, a primary school-based intervention to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity knowledge and behaviours to as...

    Authors: Pinki Sahota, Meaghan Christian, Rhiannon Day and Kim Cocks

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:152

    Content type: Research

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  47. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is relatively common in young people and causes significant disability. Graded exercise therapy (GET) and activity management are rec...

    Authors: Amberly Brigden, Lucy Beasant, Daisy Gaunt, William Hollingworth, Nicola Mills, Emma Solomon-Moore, Russell Jago, Chris Metcalfe, Kirsty Garfield, Charlotte Wray, Adam Trist, Victoria Vilenchik, Caroline Grayson and Esther Crawley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:151

    Content type: Research

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  48. Successful cancer treatment can lead to cancer survivors being predisposed to an increased lifelong risk of adverse late health effects. Therefore, high-quality cancer survivorship care to earlier detect and t...

    Authors: Eline Bouwman, Rosella P. M. G. Hermens, Nicole M. A. Blijlevens, Judith B. Prins and Jacqueline J. Loonen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:150

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  49. Adolescents and providers can benefit from practical tools targeting lifestyle modification for obesity prevention and management. We created Conversation Cards for Adolescents© (CCAs), a patient-centered communi...

    Authors: M. Kebbe, A. Farmer, M. P. Dyson, S. D. Scott, T. L. F. McHugh, S. Lappa, H. Rajani, T. Ladha, B. Islam, L. Jacoby, F. Nasir, K. Talwar, J. L. Wincott, M. Zhang and G. D. C. Ball

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:149

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  50. School mental health care often is provided by teams contracted from community mental health agencies. The team members that provide this care, however, do not typically receive training in how to work effecti...

    Authors: Courtney Benjamin Wolk, Rebecca E. Stewart, Peter Cronholm, Ricardo Eiraldi, Eduardo Salas and David S. Mandell

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2019 5:148

    Content type: Research

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