Funding for this research was provided by:
University Grants Commission- Nepal (FRG-74/75-HS-15; Date 27 Sept, 2018)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-09-03
Received: 8 July 2019
Accepted: 26 August 2019
First Online: 3 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Institutional Review Committee of Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (IRCKUSMS), Dhulikhel Hospital, Kavre, Nepal approved the study protocol.Before the interviews began, written consent was given by all those participants who could read and write, while fingerprints were collected from those who were unable to do so for any reason. The ethics committee (IRCKUSMS) had approved the methods of giving consent.
: Prior to the interviews, all the prospective participants were given information regarding the study. The participants, who were literate, read the written information approved by the ethics committee; it described the nature and purpose of the study. For those who were illiterate, the field interviewers read the same information in the presence of their family members. Ample opportunity was provided to the participants to discuss the study. The information sheet clearly stated that those who participated in the study also gave their consent to the use of the de-identified information for paper publication.