Funding for this research was provided by:
Norsk Sykepleierforbund (14/0023)
Høgskolen i Hedmark (2013/1565)
Received: 3 October 2019
Accepted: 24 January 2020
First Online: 3 February 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the Norwegian Social Science Data Service (NSD), ref. 38917. In Norway, all research projects processing personal data must apply for an approval from NSD. The NSD do an overall assessment whether collecting, registering, storing, sharing and/or publishing personal data in the research project meet the requirements of data protection legislation and are in line with ethical guidelines. On basis of this assessment, NSD decides whether it is necessary to receive an additional approval from the Regional Commitees for Medical and Health Research Ethics. According to NSD, our study did not require ethics approval from an ethics committee. Subject participation was voluntary, and questionnaires were completed anonymously. We considered returning a completed questionnaire as consent to participate in the project. This procedure for obtaining informed consent was stated in the information letter that was sent to the participants, and this procedure was also approved by the NSD.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.