Funding for this research was provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (5U01GH001654-03)
Received: 25 April 2018
Accepted: 21 February 2019
First Online: 4 March 2019
Ethical approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approvals were obtained from the Faculty of Medical Science Research Ethics Panel, Anglia Ruskin University, UK (ref NS/jc/FMSFREP/15/16035), and the Ethics Review Committee, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka (ref J/ERC/15/68/NDR/0137). Written informed consent was received from the participants prior to the administration of the study questionnaire after presenting the information sheet of the study and consent form in the language of choice of the participant: Tamil, Sinhalese or English.
: Not applicable.
: Dr. Doherty reports grants from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the conduct of this study. This publication was supported by the Cooperative Agreement Number GH001654, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The lead author (Shannon Doherty) confirms I had full access to all of the data in this study and I take complete responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
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