Funding for this research was provided by:
Wellcome Trust (Cardiff University Wellcome Trust ISSF Award)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-07-27
Received: 21 December 2017
Accepted: 25 June 2018
First Online: 27 July 2018
: The lead author (RP) is a Health Psychologist and health services researcher with a long-standing interest in musculoskeletal complaints and in maternal and child health. RP worked with a multi-disciplinary team of co-authors, with expertise in Rheumatology (EC), General Practice (AE), pain management (AT), psychology (DW), midwifery (JS), social media communication (DB), qualitative research (AG, BP, RP, DW).
: Ethical approval for the study, including the consent process, was granted by the Cardiff University School of Medicine Research Ethics Committee on 20/10/16. Online survey participants provided informed consent online. All patients participating in interviews provided written consent. Health professionals taking part in Interviews in writing for face-to-face interviews, and written and/or verbally consent for telephone interviews. Verbal consent was audio-recorded prior to the interviews and stored in a separate audio file to the main body of the interview. The written informed consent forms used for the qualitative interviews included a specific statement to confirm agreement for anonymised quotations to be used in papers and presentations based on this research.
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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