Funding for this research was provided by:
Worldwide Universities Network Research Development Fund
Research Grant Committee Theme-based Research Grant (T32-102/14-N)
Received: 25 April 2019
Accepted: 14 March 2021
First Online: 20 April 2021
: Ethnics approval was obtained from the Survey and Behavioural Research Ethnics Committee of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, and ethnics approval was waivered in New Zealand because 1) this study included only people who have indicated they are happy for their assessment information to be used for planning and research. (Section A.9 of interRAI-HC assessment); and 2) the screening questionnaire of the New Zealand’s Health and Disability Ethics Committee (HDEC) online form was completed. Based on our answers, this study does not require HDEC review. In particular, HDEC approval is not required to use health information for research since 1) informed consent to this use has already been obtained (see No.1 above), and 2) the health information won’t be disclosed to researchers in a form that would allow them to identify the individual(s) concerned, or to match the information with other datasets through a non-encrypted identifier.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.