Funding for this research was provided by:
H2020 European Research Council (PIRSES-GA-2010-269245)
Helse Sør-Øst RHF (2016055)
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Received: 25 March 2017
Accepted: 17 April 2018
First Online: 25 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Four ethics’ committees had granted permission to conduct the research: the Biomedical Research Ethics Committee, University of KwaZulu-Natal, (Ref BF029/07), the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health, Pietermaritzburg, (Ref HRKM010-08), the Norwegian ethics committee, Regional Etisk Komité Øst-Norge (REK-Øst), (Ref 469-07066a1. 2007. 535) and The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (Ref IRSES-2010:269245). Four main principles in research ethics were applied in this study; to cause no harm to the participants, to obtain informed consent, to protect participants, and not to deceive the participants.
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