Funding for this research was provided by:
Norges Forskningsråd (271870)
Received: 26 March 2020
Accepted: 15 June 2020
First Online: 29 June 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Regional Ethical Committee considered this study outside the scope of the Norwegian Health Research Act (ref. REK (Sør-Øst) 2017/1591–3). The Health Research Act and the guide provided by the Ministry of Health and Care Services define what is considered “medical and health research” in Norway. This study was registered and pre-approved by the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (project number 54978). Before the interviews, the participants were informed verbally and in writing about the study’s purpose and were assured that they could withdraw their consent at any time without consequence. Thirty-two of the participants gave written consent by themselves. In addition, relatives gave written consent on behalf of three participants due to their health conditions. Their relatives were informed orally about the study’s purpose and were assured that the participants could withdraw their consent at any time without consequence. Given the severity of cognitive impairment in the participating residents, written consent was obtained from three of the residents’ relatives before the residents were included in the study. The project was conducted following the World Medical Association’s Declaration of Helsinki.
: The consent form that each participant (32 by themselves and three by their relatives as their guardian) signed included a statement explaining that the data would be presented in a way that concealed their identities.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.