Funding for this research was provided by:
Fredrik och Ingrid Thurings Stiftelse
The Health and Medical Care Committee of the Regional Executive Board, Region Västra Götaland
The Health and Medical Care Committee of the Regional Executive Board, Region Halland
The Vårdal Institute, the Swedish Institute for Health Sciences
The Department of Health Sciences at University West
Received: 21 April 2017
Accepted: 8 January 2018
First Online: 18 January 2018
: H.S was a clinical psychologist at one of the two involved study-centres during the first phase of recruiting and interviewing, a clinical psychologist at the Clinic of Adult Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Region Halland, Sweden during the analysis phase. When the manuscript was written she was a PhD student at Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre, Gothenburg University. B.H A is RN, RNT, MNSc, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences, University West, Trollhättan. G.A is PhD, Professor at the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. E.W is PhD, Associate Professor, senior consultant psychiatrist and Director of Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
: The study was approved by the Regional Ethical Review Board at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (Dnr: 013–08; T364–10; T645–11; T436–12). For ethical considerations the guidelines of the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki (2008) were applied. Participants were given written and verbal information about the study. Written informed consent was obtained from all participants before the interview. All participants were deemed as ethically capable and of a level of maturity required for providing consent for themselves. All participants could easily and at any time during the interview receive support or medical supervision from their home clinic. None of the participants needed this.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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