Funding for this research was provided by:
Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services (48260)
Received: 3 June 2022
Accepted: 1 December 2022
First Online: 13 January 2023
: The current study is a part of a national project on the mental health of Iranians older than 15 years which was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (ethics code: IR.TUMS.MEDICINE.REC.1399.324). Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, informed consent was obtained from all participants, legal guardians of illiterates, and parents of minors (< 16yrs) before entering the study. In addition, they were informed that their participation is voluntary and that the data will remain confidential and can withdraw at any time. All methods were carried out following the protocol of the regional ethical research committee and with the declaration of Helsinki 1964.
: Not applicable.
: No potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.