Funding for this research was provided by:
Diaetologenverband Österreichs (no)
Received: 10 September 2018
Accepted: 3 October 2019
First Online: 29 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. However, it had been granted an exemption from requiring ethics approval by the Ethics Committee of the Medical University of Vienna. Ethical committee approval was not required, since only expert opinion and no patient data were analyzed. Importantly, only the documented ICF-Dietetics codes and categories by the dietitians were used for the pretest. The participation was voluntary. The dietitians who applied the ICF-Dietetics concept in clinical practice as well as all other participants of the focus groups were informed in detail about the study procedures and gave written and verbal informed consent. In addition, focus group data of experts was coded with a pseudonym.
: Not applicable.
: The authors MC, KF and MT declares that they have no competing interests regarding this study; GG and TS reports grants from Austrian Dietetics Association, during the conduct of the study. However, the Association had no involvement in the research or in the preparation of the article.