Funding for this research was provided by:
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung (407440_167465)
Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine (SGAIM) Foundation
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaborations (West Midlands), the NIHR School for Primary Care Research and an NIHR Research Professorship in General Practice (RP 2014-04-026)
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Received: 6 April 2020
Accepted: 9 December 2020
First Online: 7 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Canton of Bern in Switzerland (reference number 2017–02188), the Albert Einstein Ethics Committee in Brazil (reference number: 90812118.3.0000.0071), the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee in New Zealand (reference number 017502), the RSU Research Ethics Committee (reference number 58 / 28.06.2018) in Latvia, and the Commission of Ethics and Professional Deontology of the Dolj College of Doctors in Romania (reference number: nr.1 din 24102018). The Ethics Committee of the Medical Faculty of the “Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität” in Germany issued a waiver (ref. 117/18). In the remaining countries, no country-specific ethical approval was required. Participating GPs were informed about the aim of the study. They gave their informed consent by clicking to proceed to respond to the online questionnaire after reading the introduction to the survey. Participation was voluntary. This procedure was approved by the above-mentioned ethics committees. All responses were collected anonymously. No incentive was given to participating GPs.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare they have no competing interests.