Funding for this research was provided by:
Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation (none)
Berner Fachhochschule (none)
Received: 12 November 2019
Accepted: 17 January 2021
First Online: 22 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The local Swiss ethical board in Bern (Kantonale Ethikkommission Bern) confirmed that the study does not warrant a full ethical application and does not fall under the Swiss Federal Act on Research Involving Human Beings (reference number: Req-2016-00616). All health employees of the participating organisations were informed about the goal, procedures, risks, benefits, anonymity of data and alternatives for participating in the study via online announcement / paper flyer and a short explanatory video so that they could make an informed decision about participation. Participants were again informed on the first page of the questionnaire about the goal, procedure and possible risks and had to actively give their consent (written, using a checkbox) to continue the questionnaire. The study was carried out on a voluntary basis for all organisations and health professionals participating; all participants were free to stop filling out the questionnaire at any time and had the opportunity to contact the research team via hotline with questions.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.