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      Pilot and feasibility studies: is there a difference from each other and from a randomised controlled trial?

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          Abstract

          A crucial part in the development of any intervention is the preliminary work carried out prior to a large-scale definitive trial. However, the definitions of these terms are not clear cut and many authors redefine them. Because of this, the terms feasibility and pilot are often misused.

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          Journal
          Contemp Clin Trials
          Contemporary clinical trials
          1559-2030
          1551-7144
          May 2014
          : 38
          : 1
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Design, Trials and Statistics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK.
          [2 ] Design, Trials and Statistics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK. Electronic address: m.j.campbell@sheffield.ac.uk.
          Article
          S1551-7144(14)00049-4
          10.1016/j.cct.2014.04.001
          24735841
          Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

          Terminology, Feasibility, Pilot, Reporting

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