Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-05-10
Received: 4 January 2019
Accepted: 23 April 2019
First Online: 10 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from the Institutional Review Board of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea Cameroon (Ref. 2016/437/UB/FHS/IRB). Administrative authorization was obtained from the Delegation of Public Health for the South West Region. The Directors of participating hospitals granted approval for the study to be conducted in their facility. Participation in the study was voluntary and a written informed consent/assent was obtained from the participants after the objectives of the study were explained to them. For participants less than 21 years, consent was obtained from their parents/guardians. For those who could not understand English, the questionnaire was administered to them in pidgin English, a local type of English and in place of signature, their thumb print was taken. Confidentiality was ensured by assigning codes to questionnaires and samples. Sample collection was done in a less invasive manner. All participants received their results after diagnosis and those positive for BV were notified, and treatment prescribed by attending physician or obstetrician.
: Not applicable.
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