Received: 25 May 2021
Accepted: 19 August 2021
First Online: 3 September 2021
: This study was carried out in compliance with the standards laid out in the Declaration of Helsinki, and the study protocol was approved by the research ethics committee of Kio University (H30–36) and Kashiba Asahigaoka Hospital (2018121003). Permission to record the interviews and written informed consent were obtained from all participants before inclusion in the study. A concern when collecting data from patients is that they may feel vulnerable when sharing their experiences with medical staff of the facilities they attend. This potential harm was removed as interviews were conducted by researchers independent of the facilities, and the interview data were transcribed as anonymous data only by the researchers.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.