Received: 2 December 2019
Accepted: 22 November 2020
First Online: 7 December 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.The ethics committee of the University of Augsburg has accepted the lack of need for ethical approval as the study did not endanger participants’ psychological or physical integrity. Written informed consent was obtained from study participants immediately prior to participation in the online study. Considering minimal risk involved in the study and due to a small number of participants, a verbal informed consent was obtained from participants of the pilot interviews and pretest to ensure the complete anonymity of their identities. Immediately prior to the interview and pretest participants have received an consent document containing description, procedures, purpose of the study, contact information of study investigators, information on rights of the study participants (e.g. right to withdraw the consent at any time), and a statement on the voluntariness of the participation. The study participants was given a possibility to clarify open questions and following they were provided with a copy of the consent document so they can continue to refer to the information or contact the investigators if they have questions.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interest.