Received: 20 March 2020
Accepted: 18 November 2020
First Online: 30 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Research based on health professionals filling in a survey regarding the use of a tool does not fall under the scope of the Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Act (WMO) in the Netherlands. This was confirmed by the Scientific Committee of the department Public Health and Primary Care that reviewed the protocol and other documentation. In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the survey was sent via an internet link and respondents remained anonymous unless they choose to disclose their email address or phone number to offer participation in a subsequent interview. The landing page of the survey explained that responses would be recorded in the protected university environment without any identifiers. Before starting an interview, the participant verbally confirmed consent to record the interview. The data were processes without identifiers. The process was described in the protocol that was approved by the Scientific Committee of the department Public health and Primary Care of Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
: Not applicable. Signing as proof of consent would unnecessarily disclose the participants’ personal information and identify and completing the survey was regarded as informed consent to use the anonymous data for this research. The interviewees provided informed consent to be interviewed and publish about the result without the interviewees being recognizable in any publication.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.