Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-12-01
Received: 10 August 2018
Accepted: 23 November 2018
First Online: 4 December 2018
: <b>TA</b>: MD, Internist, Assistant professor of Medicine, College of health Sciences, Ambo University.<b>HM:</b> MPH, Lecturer of Epidemiology, department of Epidemiology, Institute of Health, Jimma University.<b>EK:</b> MD, DTM & H, PhD, Associate professor of Medicine, Institute of Health, Jimma University.
: Ethical clearance was obtained first from Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the Jimma University Institute of Health. Then, appropriate letter of support from the Jimma University Medical Center director was taken to the concerned body prior to data collection. Purpose and significance of the study was explained and written informed consent was obtained from each study participants or their caregivers. Patients’ privacy, equity of services and interests of patients was ensured during the study period by informing the data collectors on ethical issues. This study did not involve any potentially harmful intervention to the patient. Confidentiality of the collected data was ensured through anonymity.
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