Funding for this research was provided by:
Department for International Development (201446)
Received: 18 July 2017
Accepted: 29 January 2018
First Online: 8 February 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from the Institutional Review Board of the College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University. Permission was also obtained from the District Health Office. Women who agreed to participate gave written consent. For those who were not literate, independent witnesses were invited to sign to indicate that the information had been read out correctly. Non-literate participants then gave a finger print to indicate consent. Confidentiality was maintained by omitting identifiers from the computer and privacy was ensured during interview. Women who endorsed the PHQ item indicating suicidal ideation were linked to the nearby hospital psychiatric nurse-led outpatient clinic. All participants were given an information sheet and were only included in the study after providing informed and written consent.
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