Funding for this research was provided by:
European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (603111)
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Received: 20 February 2018
Accepted: 27 February 2018
First Online: 12 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethics approval from the relevant ethics committees were obtained in all participating countries.Belgium: Commissie Medische Ethiek UZBrussel, 27/05/2015; England: NHS – NRES Committee North West-Haydock, 10/09/2015; Finland: Terveyden jahyvinvoinnin laitos, Institutet för hälsa och välfärd, 30/6/2015; Italy: Comitato Etico, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 6/11/2017; Netherlands: Medisch Ethische Toetsingscommissie VUMedisch Centrum, 2/7/2015; Poland: Komisja Bioetycza, Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego, 25/6/2015; Switzerland: Commission cantonale d’éthique de la recherché scientifique de Genève (CCER), 6/8/2015.All persons participating in the study (facility managers, care staff, GPs, relatives, and the concerned residents and relatives in the interviews for the process evaluation) have to give their prior informed consent in writing. If residents are unable to give informed consent, they will not be involved in the study. In some countries, such as Poland and the Netherlands, a separate informed consent is not required if questionnaires are filled in anonymously.
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