Funding for this research was provided by:
regional research funds, Innlandet Norway (500 000,- NOK)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-01-11
Received: 14 December 2018
Accepted: 7 January 2020
First Online: 11 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval adhered to Norwegian regulations and law. The Regional Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics in South East Norway assessed the study and stated that it did not require their approval (Reg.no 2013/679 A). Therefore, the Data Protection Authority of the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD) (Reg.no. 34536) approved the study. The head of the healthcare services in the municipality gave local approval for the study.All patients provided their informed written consent. They were also asked for permission to request their relatives to participate. If they consented, the relatives received written information and completing the questionnaire was deemed informed consent. Patients and relatives were informed about the integrity, voluntariness and confidentiality of the study and assured that personal identification would be impossible in the published results [CitationRef removed].Patients and relatives received the opportunity for extra support after the interview from one of the SDWT nurses.The EuroQol Group gave permission to use the EQ-5D-5 L questionnaires.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.