Received: 23 January 2018
Accepted: 30 May 2018
First Online: 8 June 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Patient information was not part of this study. Ethics approval was not obtained, since Norwegian regulations demands this when personal information directly or indirectly is gathered. The research did not involve any directly or indirectly identifying information about the participants. The study was submitted to the informal notification test provided by the Norwegian Data Protection Official for Research (NSD) [CitationRef removed], and was found not to be subject to notification. This study was a part of the Center for Development of Institutional and Home Care Services Nordland, project 13,211,141, and was supported by the Nordland County Council, project 18–15-0041.Ethical guidelines were followed [CitationRef removed]: 1. Participants were informed orally and in writing about the purpose of the research and their rights to make independent decisions without negative consequences, including withdrawing at any phase of the research. 2. Participants were not pushed to give information. 3. Participants gave informed consent to participating. 4. Ethical challenges related to conducting focus group interviews [CitationRef removed, CitationRef removed] when the researchers and participants know each other were considerated and found not to be problematic by the participants, as the group stated a high degree of confidence during the interviews.
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