Funding for this research was provided by:
Department for International Development (201446)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-11-05
Received: 11 June 2019
Accepted: 27 October 2019
First Online: 5 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The authors assert that all procedures contributing to this work comply with the ethical standards of the relevant national and institutional committees on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008. All procedures involving human subjects/patients were approved by the College of Health Sciences Institutional Review Board, Addis Ababa University (Ref. 026/15/Psy). Written informed consent was obtained from literate participants. For non-literate respondents, verbal consent was accompanied by a finger print in the presence of a literate witness. All participants with SMI were offered mental health care through the PRIME project. For people with SMI who lacked capacity to consent and were not refusing participation, caregiver permission was obtained.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.