Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-02-27
Received: 9 December 2017
Accepted: 19 February 2019
First Online: 27 February 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by Chitwan Medical College-Institutional Review Committee (CMC-IRC/2073/074–89) and verbal informed consent was obtained from each participant. Verbal consent was used due to higher rate of illiteracy among older population of Nepal. Also the study protocol presented no risk or harm to the participants and the method of consenting was approved by the IRC. For those participants who were under the care of family members or care-staff, the consent was first sought from the available next-of-kin or care staff.
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