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  1. Suicide is a global health issue. There are a number of evidence-based practices for suicide screening, assessment, and intervention that are not routinely deployed in usual care settings. The goal of this stu...

    Authors: Molly Davis, Courtney Benjamin Wolk, Shari Jager-Hyman, Rinad S. Beidas, Jami F. Young, Jennifer A. Mautone, Alison M. Buttenheim, David S. Mandell, Kevin G. Volpp, Katherine Wislocki, Anne Futterer, Darby Marx, E. L. Dieckmeyer and Emily M. Becker-Haimes

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:143

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  2. Parastomal hernia (PSH) can be repaired surgically, but results to date have been disappointing, with reported recurrence rates of 30 to 76%. Other types of intervention are therefore needed to improve the qua...

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

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:142

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  3. Young adults with perinatally acquired HIV (PAH) face several challenges, including adhering to antiretroviral therapy (ART), managing the risk of onward HIV transmission and maintaining positive well-being. S...

    Authors: Michael Evangeli, Caroline Foster, Victor Musiime, Sarah Fidler, Janet Seeley and Georgina Gnan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:141

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  4. In the last three decades, axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) has been replaced by sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in all clinically node-negative patients. However, when SLNB alone is performed in clinic...

    Authors: Abida K. Sattar, Basim Ali, Imrana Masroor, Shaista Afzal, Mohammad Usman Tariq, Romana Idrees, Maseeh Uzzaman and Wardah Khalid

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:140

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  5. Contact centres are one of the most sedentary workplaces, with employees spending a very high proportion of their working day sitting down. About a quarter of contact centre staff regularly experience musculos...

    Authors: Richard A. Parker, Jillian Manner, Divya Sivaramakrishnan, Graham Baker, Andrew Stoddart, Scott Lloyd and Ruth Jepson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:139

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  6. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) contributes significantly to mortality, hospitalisations and health care costs worldwide. There is evidence that the detection, accurate diagnosis and management of...

    Authors: Lisa Pagano, Zoe McKeough, Sally Wootton, Stephen Crone, Deborah Pallavicini, Andrew S. L. Chan, Sriram Mahadev, Nicholas Zwar and Sarah Dennis

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:138

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  7. Children with Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder (SPCD) have long-term needs in using and processing social language and have a high risk of later mental health difficulties. A manualised speech and lan...

    Authors: Catherine Adams, Jacqueline Gaile, Hazel Roddam, Janet Baxendale, Laura Clitheroe and Richard Emsley

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:137

    Content type: Research

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  8. Addressing adolescent pregnancies associated health burden demands new ways of organizing maternal and child mental health services to meet multiple needs of this group. There is a need to strengthen integrati...

    Authors: Manasi Kumar, Keng-Yen Huang, Caleb Othieno, Dalton Wamalwa, Kimberly Hoagwood, Jurgen Unutzer, Shekhar Saxena, Inge Petersen, Simon Njuguna, Beatrice Amugune, Onesmus Gachuno, Fred Ssewamala and Mary McKay

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:136

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  9. Acquired brain injury (ABI) affects approximately 79.3 million individuals annually and is linked with elevated rates of depression and low mood. Existing methods for treating depression in ABI have shown mixe...

    Authors: Andrea Kusec, Fionnuala C. Murphy, Polly V. Peers, Cara Lawrence, Emma Cameron, Claire Morton, Andrew Bateman, Peter Watson and Tom Manly

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:135

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  10. This paper describes a pilot non-randomised controlled study of a highly tailored 56-day text messaging and smartphone app prototype intervention to increase adherence to anti-hypertensive medication in primar...

    Authors: Aikaterini Kassavou, Charlotte Emily A’Court, Jagmohan Chauhan, James David Brimocombe, Debi Bhattacharya, Felix Naughton, Wendy Hardeman, Cecilia Mascolo and Stephen Sutton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:134

    Content type: Research

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  11. Social support has an important role in successful weight loss. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of an app-, web- and social support-based intervention in supporting adults...

    Authors: Sharon Anne Simpson, Lynsay Matthews, Juliana Pugmire, Alex McConnachie, Emma McIntosh, Elinor Coulman, Kathryn Hughes, Mark Kelson, Sarah Morgan-Trimmer, Simon Murphy, Olga Utkina-Macaskill and Laurence Anthony Russell Moore

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:133

    Content type: Research

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  12. Despite the positive effects of community health workers (CHWs) on addressing social determinants of health, improving patient health outcomes, and decreasing overall healthcare costs, there is a lack of stand...

    Authors: April Joy Damian, Sarafina Robinson, Faaiza Manzoor, Mandy Lamb, Adriana Rojas, Ariel Porto and Daren Anderson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:132

    Content type: Research

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  13. The life expectancy for people with sickle cell disease (SCD) has improved tremendously over the last 50 years. This population experiences hemolysis and vaso-occlusion in multiple organs that lead to complica...

    Authors: Charity I. Oyedeji, Katherine Hall, Alison Luciano, Miriam C. Morey and John J. Strouse

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:131

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  14. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of long-term disability in working age adults. Recent studies show that most acute TBI patients demonstrate vestibular features of dizziness and imbalance, oft...

    Authors: Rebecca M. Smith, Natalie Marroney, Jenna Beattie, Abby Newdick, Vassilios Tahtis, Caroline Burgess, Jonathan Marsden and Barry M. Seemungal

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:130

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  15. A transitional care pathway (TCP) could improve care for older patients in the last months of life. However, barriers exist such as unidentified palliative care needs and suboptimal collaboration between care ...

    Authors: Isabelle Flierman, Marjon van Rijn, Marike de Meij, Marjolein Poels, Dorende M. Niezink, Dick L. Willems and Bianca M. Buurman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:129

    Content type: Research

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  16. Sleep deficiency affects a majority of pregnant women with significant impact on daily function, mood, and pregnancy and birth outcomes. This ongoing study combines two evidence-based strategies for improving ...

    Authors: Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon, Susan M. McCurry, Carol A. Landis, Rachel Lee and Dahee Wi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:128

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  17. Remote, centralized clinical pharmacist services provided by board-certified clinical pharmacists have been shown to effectively assist in chronic disease management. We assess the feasibility of implementing ...

    Authors: Logan T. Murry, Christopher P. Parker, Rachel J. Finkelstein, Matthew Arnold and Korey Kennelty

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:127

    Content type: Research

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  18. Post-transplant weight gain affects 50–90% of kidney transplant recipients adversely affecting survival, quality of life, and risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Diet modification and physical activi...

    Authors: Cheryl A. Gibson, Aditi Gupta, J. Leon Greene, Jaehoon Lee, Rebecca R. Mount and Debra K. Sullivan

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:126

    Content type: Research

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  19. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) benefit when their caregivers can effectively advocate for appropriate services. Barriers to caregiver engagement such as provider mistrust, cultural differences, s...

    Authors: Suzannah Iadarola, Melanie Pellecchia, Aubyn Stahmer, Hyon Soo Lee, Lindsay Hauptman, Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick, Samantha Crabbe, Sarah Vejnoska, Elizabeth Morgan, Heather Nuske, Paul Luelmo, Chris Friedman, Connie Kasari, Amanda Gulsrud, David Mandell and Tristram Smith

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:124

    Content type: Research

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  20. Patients, particularly older people, often experience safety issues when transitioning from hospital to home. Although the evidence is currently equivocal as to how we can improve this transition of care, inte...

    Authors: Ruth Baxter, Jenni Murray, Jane K. O’Hara, Catherine Hewitt, Gerry Richardson, Sarah Cockayne, Laura Sheard, Thomas Mills and Rebecca Lawton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:123

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  21. Asthma control in adolescents is low with half of the young people in a London study identified as having suboptimal control when measured using the Asthma Control Test. Control of asthma symptoms can be impro...

    Authors: Gioia Mosler, Katherine Harris, Jonathan Grigg and Liz Steed

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:122

    Content type: Research

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  22. Acute otitis media (AOM) is associated with high antibiotic prescribing rates. Antibiotics are somewhat effective in improving pain and middle ear effusion (MEE); however, they have unfavourable effects. Alter...

    Authors: Respati W. Ranakusuma, Amanda R. McCullough, Eka D. Safitri, Yupitri Pitoyo, Widyaningsih Widyaningsih, Christopher B. Del Mar and Elaine M. Beller

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:121

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  23. Older adults suffering partial tooth loss may need additional intervention strategies other than natural tooth replacement alone to improve their nutritional status. This study aimed to design and develop a ha...

    Authors: Leigh-Ann McCrum, Sinead Watson, Laura McGowan, Bernadette McGuinness, Christopher Cardwell, Mike Clarke, Jayne V. Woodside and Gerry McKenna

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:120

    Content type: Research

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  24. Displaced victims of interpersonal violence, such as refugees, asylum seekers, and victims of sexual exploitation, are growing in numbers and are often suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A...

    Authors: Rina S. Ghafoerkhan, Henriette E. van Heemstra, Willem F. Scholte, Joriene R. J. van der Kolk, Jackie June F. ter Heide, Simone M. de la Rie, Linda M. Verhaak, Evelien Snippe and Paul A. Boelen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:69

    Content type: Study Protocol

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:110

  25. Non-fatal self-harm is one of the commonest reasons for adults’ emergency hospital attendance. Although strongly associated with fatal and non-fatal repetition, there is weak evidence about effective intervent...

    Authors: David Owens, Alexandra Wright-Hughes, Liz Graham, Paul Blenkiron, Kayleigh Burton, Michelle Collinson, Amanda Farrin, Simon Hatcher, Katie Martin, John O’Dwyer, Louise Pembroke, David Protheroe, Sandy Tubeuf and Allan House

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:119

    Content type: Research

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  26. Adoption of responsive trauma-informed practices by staff in hospital-based paediatric care may help mitigate downstream costs associated with treatment delivery due to reduced pain and distress for children a...

    Authors: Megan Simons, Alexandra De Young, Steven M. McPhail, Gillian Harvey, Justin Kenardy, Sanjeewa Kularatna, Roy Kimble and Zephanie Tyack

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:118

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  27. Biofortification of staple food crops may be a cost-effective and sustainable approach to reducing micronutrient deficiencies in resource-poor settings with low dietary diversity. However, its success depends ...

    Authors: Usman Mahboob, Heather Ohly, Edward J. M. Joy, Victoria Moran, Mukhtiar Zaman and Nicola M. Lowe

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:117

    Content type: Research

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  28. Self-administration of medication (SAM) during hospitalization is a complex intervention where patients are involved in their course of treatment. The study aim was to pilot test the SAM intervention. The obje...

    Authors: Charlotte Arp Sørensen, Charlotte Olesen, Marianne Lisby, Ulrika Enemark and Annette de Thurah

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:116

    Content type: Research

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  29. Stroke survivors are highly sedentary; thus, breaking up long uninterrupted bouts of sedentary behaviour could have substantial health benefit. However, there are no intervention strategies specifically aimed ...

    Authors: Jennifer Hall, Sarah Morton, Jessica Hall, David J. Clarke, Claire F. Fitzsimons, Coralie English, Anne Forster, Gillian E. Mead and Rebecca Lawton

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:115

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  30. Serious mental illness (SMI) is a prevalent public health problem affecting 25% of individuals in jail. Re-entry to the community following incarceration is a vulnerable time for justice-involved individuals w...

    Authors: Maji Hailemariam, Lauren M. Weinstock and Jennifer E. Johnson

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:114

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  31. The aim was to assess the feasibility of conducting a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of induction of labour comparing use of two methods in the outpatient setting.

    Authors: Amarnath Bhide, Philip Sedgwick, Barbara Barrett, Georgina Cupples, Rose Coates, Rosie Goode, Sandra Linton and Christine McCourt

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:113

    Content type: Research

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  32. People with hypermobility spectrum disorder (HSD) are in great risk of experiencing shoulder symptoms, but evidence for treatment is sparse. Therefore, the objective was to evaluate the feasibility of 16-week ...

    Authors: Behnam Liaghat, Søren T. Skou, Uffe Jørgensen, Jens Sondergaard, Karen Søgaard and Birgit Juul-Kristensen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:97

    Content type: Research

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  33. Transfusion of red blood cells (RBC) is common, can have adverse effects, and is a costly and limited resource. Interventions that reduce iatrogenic blood losses could reduce transfusions. The objectives of th...

    Authors: Javier Barreda Garcia, Jonathan Z. Xian, Claudia Pedroza, Moiz Salahuddin, Garbo Mak, Anabelle Keene, Sujith V. Cherian, Alisha Y. Young, Praveen Vijhani and Pratik B. Doshi

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:112

    Content type: Research

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  34. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in both African American and Hispanic men. Active surveillance is a treatment option for low- or very low-risk prostate cancer survivors, and lifestyle int...

    Authors: Dalnim Cho, Karen Basen-Engquist, Chiara Acquati, Hilary Ma, Curtis Pettaway, Yisheng Li, Cassandra S. Diep and Lorna H. McNeill

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:111

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  35. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Rina S. Ghafoerkhan, Henriette E. van Heemstra, Willem F. Scholte, Joriene R. J. van der Kolk, Jackie June F. ter Heide, Simone M. de la Rie, Linda M. Verhaak, Evelien Snippe and Paul A. Boelen

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:110

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:69

  36. Effective translation of evidence-based research into clinical practice requires assessment of the many factors that can impact implementation success. Research methods that draw on recognised implementation f...

    Authors: Liesbeth Geerligs, Heather L. Shepherd, Nicole M. Rankin, Lindy Masya, Joanne M. Shaw, Melanie A. Price, Haryana Dhillon, Colette Dolan, Gabrielle Prest and Phyllis Butow

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:109

    Content type: Research

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  37. People living with dementia (PLwD) have a high fall risk as cognitive impairment compromises control of gait and balance. Fall prevention exercises that are effective in healthy older adults may not work for P...

    Authors: Elizabeth Binns, Ngaire Kerse, Kathy Peri, Gary Cheung and Denise Taylor

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:108

    Content type: Research

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  38. Young adults have elevated rates of mental health disorders, yet they often do not receive consistent care. The challenge of continuing to engage young adults has been pervasive worldwide. Few engagement inter...

    Authors: Michelle R. Munson, James J. Jaccard, Lionel D. Scott Jr, Sarah C. Narendorf, Kiara L. Moore, Nadia Jenefsky, Andrea Cole, Maryann Davis, Todd Gilmer, Rei Shimizu, Kristin Pleines, Kamilyah Cooper, Aaron H. Rodwin, Lindsay Hylek and Angel Amaro

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:107

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  39. Problem gambling and gambling disorder are major public health concerns worldwide, and awareness of associated negative consequences is rising. In parallel, treatment demand has increased, and Internet interve...

    Authors: Olof Molander, Philip Lindner, Jonas Ramnerö, Johan Bjureberg, Per Carlbring and Anne H. Berman

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:106

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  40. Frailty is a common geriatric syndrome, characterized by reduced physiologic reserve and increased vulnerability to stressors, due to cumulative decline in multiple physiological systems. We studied the feasib...

    Authors: Xiao Liu, Jean Wei Ting Seah, Benedict Wei Jun Pang, Mary Ann Tsao, Falong Gu, Wai Chong Ng, Junie Ying Ru Tay, Tze Pin Ng and Shiou Liang Wee

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:105

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  41. Surgical bleeding is associated with postoperative cardiovascular complications. The efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid (TXA) in noncardiac surgery are still uncertain. Statins may prevent perioperative ca...

    Authors: Maura Marcucci, Emmanuelle Duceppe, Yannick Le Manach, Clive Kearon, John W. Eikelboom, Kayla Pohl, Jessica Vincent, Saeed Darvish-Kazem, Sadeesh K. Srinathan, John D. D. Neary, Joel L. Parlow, Andrea Kurz, Peter L. Gross, Marko Mrkobrada, Kumar Balasubramanian, Daniel I. Sessler…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:104

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  42. Urinary incontinence (UI) affects up to 40% of adult women within the UK, and pelvic floor muscle training can be effective as a treatment. The prevalence of UI is higher in athletic women than in their sedent...

    Authors: K. Gillian Campbell, Mark E. Batt and Avril Drummond

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:103

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  43. People living with diabetes can reduce their risk of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy by attending screening, which enables early detection and timely treatment. The aim of this pilot trial was to assess ...

    Authors: Nyawira Mwangi, Covadonga Bascaran, Mark Ng’ang’a, Jacqueline Ramke, Mathew Kipturgo, Stephen Gichuhi, Min Kim, David Macleod, Consuela Moorman, David Muraguri, Esbon Gakuo, Lawrence Muthami and Allen Foster

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:102

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  44. Falls represent a major health problem for older adults with cognitive impairment, and the effects of exercise for fall reduction are understudied in this population. This pilot randomized controlled trial eva...

    Authors: Melanie Fischbacher, Patricia Orializ Chocano-Bedoya, Ursina Meyer, Irene Bopp, Michèle Mattle, Reto Werner Kressig, Andreas Egli and Heike Annette Bischoff-Ferrari

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:101

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  45. Dystonia is one of the most common forms of movement disorder, caused by the co-contraction of antagonistic muscles, leading to abnormal postures and considerable disability. Non-motor symptoms, notably psychi...

    Authors: Megan E. Wadon, Mia Winter and Kathryn J. Peall

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:100

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  46. Modifying variables in exercise prescription can produce specific effects on Achilles tendinopathy outcomes. This study aims to determine the feasibility of conducting an adequately powered randomised trial in...

    Authors: Fatmah Hasani, Terry P. Haines, Shannon E. Munteanu, Bill Vicenzino and Peter Malliaras

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:99

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  47. The literature regarding undisplaced femoral neck fractures (FNF) is sparse. The aim of this prospective feasibility study is to compare the clinical outcome after undisplaced FNF treated with internal fixatio...

    Authors: Sebastian Mukka, Pontus Sjöholm, Athir Aziz, Thomas Eisler, Bakir Kadum, Ferid Krupic, Per Morberg and Arkan Sayed-Noor

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:98

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  48. Opioids, such as heroin, kill more people worldwide by overdose than any other type of drug, and death rates associated with opioid poisoning in the UK are at record levels (World Drug Report 2018 [Internet]. ...

    Authors: Matthew Jones, Fiona Bell, Jonathan Benger, Sarah Black, Penny Buykx, Simon Dixon, Tim Driscoll, Bridie Evans, Adrian Edwards, Gordon Fuller, Steve Goodacre, Rebecca Hoskins, Jane Hughes, Ann John, Jenna Jones, Chris Moore…

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:96

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  49. Symptoms of depression are highly prevalent and under-treated in residential aged care facilities. Behavioural activation is a simple, cost-effective psychosocial intervention that might be appropriate to help...

    Authors: Christina Bryant, Lydia Brown, Meg Polacsek, Frances Batchelor, Hannah Capon and Briony Dow

    Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2020 6:95

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