Funding for this research was provided by:
Intramural grant from the Hochschule für Gesundheit Bochum (QVM2017-70)
Received: 14 December 2018
Accepted: 17 June 2019
First Online: 5 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Approval was obtained from the Ethical Review Board of the German Confederation for Physiotherapy (registration number: 2015–07). The introductory text of the survey informed the participants that the survey was part of a scientific project and that the results were to be presented anonymously. Participation was optional. Consent for participation was assumed when participants submitted their completed questionnaire online.No cookies were used to assign a unique user identifier to each respondent’s computer. The respondents’ IP addresses were not available in the “SoSci Survey” analysis. Thus, it was not possible for the assessors to allocate individual respondents. No other techniques to analyse the log file for identification of multiple entries were used. No incentives were offered for participation.
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.