Pilot and Feasibility Studies
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Efforts to combat the epidemic of childhood obesity have approached the issue from many different angles, with a family approach being the gold standard. While most efforts focus on the parents, few have viewed the child as the agent of change. In this study, we explored the feasibility of implementing a cooking curriculum into a summer day camp to determine its reception and explore the potential of home reach. In partnership with a local YMCA, a child-focused cooking curriculum was developed, ...
#1Julie Ann Zuñiga (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 6
#2Alexandra A. García (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 18
Last.Yuri Barrera (University of Texas at Austin)
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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 of this study was to adapt a community-based diabetes self-management intervention for people living with HIV and test the feasibility of administering the intervention with PLWH+T2DM who are low-income, predominantly minority, vulnerable population. The intervention was 12 weeks long with ...
#1Fiona M. Burton (Glas.: University of Glasgow)
#2David J LoweH-Index: 7
Last.Malcolm Sim (Glas.: University of Glasgow)H-Index: 4
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Background Procedural sedation is a core skill of the emergency physician. Bolus administration of propofol is widely utilised in UK emergency departments to provide procedural sedation. Bolus administration of propofol, titrated to an endpoint of sedation, has a rapid effect but can easily result in apnoea and loss of airway patency. The use of a target-controlled infusion of propofol allows for controlled titration to an effect site concentration and may reduce the rate of adverse incidents. T...
#1Grisselle DeFrank (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
#2Sarina Singh (CUNY: City University of New York)
Last.May May Leung (CUNY: City University of New York)H-Index: 6
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Background 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 preadolescents. The feasibility and acceptability of Intervention INC was assessed by implementing a two-group randomized pilot study. To date, intervention studies have typically faced various barriers in recruiting and retaining study participants. The purpose of this paper is...
#1Rumana Newlands (Aberd.: University of Aberdeen)H-Index: 5
#2Maria Ntessalen (Aberd.: University of Aberdeen)
Last.Leone C. A. Craig (Aberd.: University of Aberdeen)H-Index: 23
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Being overweight or obese following breast cancer diagnosis can increase cancer recurrence and mortality, so effective interventions for weight loss in this group could enhance survival. A pilot randomised controlled trial was conducted to assess whether a weight loss programme comprising generic Weight Watchers® referral offered to women treated for breast cancer with or without additional breast cancer-tailored dietetic support is feasible and shows promise for improving weight and quality of ...
#1Amy Whitehead (Southampton General Hospital)H-Index: 7
#2Catherine Simpson (Southampton General Hospital)H-Index: 1
Last.Michael Moore (University of Southampton)H-Index: 49
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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 antimicrobial resistance and evidence that the small benefits of antibiotics do not outweigh the harms. There is a need to address the rising problem of antibiotic resistance by providing credible alternative strategies, which reduce symptom burden. There is sufficient evidence to recommend the use o...
#1Jenna Jones (Swansea University)
#2Bridie Evans (Swansea University)H-Index: 7
Last.Helen Snooks (Swansea University)H-Index: 28
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In managing hip fracture, effective pain relief before admission to hospital is difficult without risking side effects. Although emergency departments routinely use fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB), there has been little evaluation of its use by paramedics before hospital admission. We aimed to assess whether a multi-centre randomised trial to evaluate FICB was feasible. Volunteer paramedics used scratchcards to allocate patients with hip fracture at random between FICB and pain relief as ...
#1Lehana Thabane (McMaster University)H-Index: 66
#2Gillian Lancaster (Keele University)H-Index: 30
Publishing protocols of trials including protocols of pilot and feasibility trials—designed to inform the designs of main trials—has been advocated as an important strategy towards improving transparency in the conduct and reporting of main trials and pilot/feasibility trials. This editorial aims to provide some general guidance on how to report protocols of pilot and feasibility trials, drawing upon two available resources—the CONSORT extension to pilot trials and the SPIRIT guideline for main ...
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This editorial introduces a website for pilot and feasibility studies. Pilot and feasibility studies are about giving research the best chance of success, but must be performed well to have the greatest benefit. The website was developed by the Pilot and Feasibility Studies collaboration who developed the CONSORT Extension to Pilot and Feasibility Trials as a resource to help triallists and researchers perform well conducted pilot and feasibility studies. The website is also aimed at those inter...
A key concern for people with chronic pain is experiencing increased pain and/or re-injury. Consequently, individuals with chronic pain can develop a maladaptive fear of movement that leads to adverse functional consequences. A primary goal of chronic pain rehabilitation is re-engagement in feared movements through exposure. This is often challenging since safe movement can be uncomfortable. Virtual environments provide a promising opportunity to safely and gradually expose Veterans to movements...
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