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Received: 1 November 2017
Accepted: 20 March 2018
First Online: 16 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was conducted in accordance with the European Pharmaceutical Market Research Association Code of Conduct [CitationRef removed] which specifies that local ethical approval is not required for studies of this nature. However, in order to provide reassurance, the study protocol was submitted to and approved by the Freiberger Ethik-Komission international IRB/IEC for centralised methodological ethics approval (review identification code 016/1644). Patients were provided information of the study and consent was obtained using an opt-in ‘yes’ tick box. No specific steps were taken to confirm that the patients were medically able to consent to participate due to minimal risks associated with the study (questionnaire completion).
: Not applicable. No personally identifiable information is included in this manuscript.
: The study was sponsored by Ferrer where Alfredo Gracia and Anca Boldeanu, are employed. Jenna Roberts, Sophee Blanthorn-Hazell and Davneet Judge are employees of Adelphi Real World who conducted the study.
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