Funding for this research was provided by:
Norges Forskningsråd (OFFPHD prnr 271870)
Received: 21 February 2020
Accepted: 26 April 2020
First Online: 14 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was registered and pre-approved by the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD) (project number 56300). Before the focus group, participants were informed verbally and in writing about the study purpose and were assured that they could withdraw their consent at any time without consequence; each gave informed consent to participate. Written informed consent was obtained from all participants included in the analyses, and the project was conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki. A letter of invitation to participate in the research was sent by the Norwegian Health Association to all the potential peer supporters who were going to attend the yearly meeting<i>.</i>
: The consent that each participant signed contained a statement explaining that quotes and descriptions might be used in publications in academic journals, but that the data would be presented in a way that would conceal their identities.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.