Funding for this research was provided by:
Institute of Research Management and Innovation, Universiti Teknologi MARA
Received: 11 May 2020
Accepted: 30 December 2020
First Online: 19 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study protocol and both the paper-based and online versions of the FH KAP questionnaire were reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Committee (REC), Universiti Teknologi MARA (600-IRMI (5/1/6). The designing of the online survey questionnaire using the Google® Forms complied with the British Psychological Society (2013), Ethics Guidelines for Internet-Mediated Research [CitationRef removed]. Information about the study and participant’s right to withdraw from the study at any time was provided in the English language on the front page of the paper-based and online versions of the questionnaire. Informed consent was obtained when participants clicked on the consent button in order to proceed to the various sections of the questionnaire. The data collected was kept anonymous as IP address was not collected. Confidentiality was ensured by keeping a single account protected by a password which was only known to the researcher and data was not stored within a shared Google® Forms account.
: Written permission was obtained from the original developer of the FH KAP questionnaire (GFW) to adapt and validate this questionnaire in Malaysian PCP. Permission was also obtained to publish the finding. Participants’ consent for publication is not applicable as participants’ individual data was neither provided nor presented in the manuscript.
: All authors declare that they have no competing interests.