Received: 15 September 2022
Accepted: 6 March 2023
First Online: 22 March 2023
: This study was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration. Ethical clearance was obtained from the ethical review board of the University of Gondar (Ref no; SOM/2035/2020), College of Medicine and Health Sciences, from the School of Medicine. The college of medicine and health science provided each comprehensive specialized hospital with an official letter of cooperation. Each study participant provided informed consent after being fully informed about the study’s objective, purpose, benefits, and risks. To maintain confidentiality, no personal identifiers were recorded during the data collection period. Participants’ participation in the study was voluntary, and written consent was obtained from each of the participants, for illiterate participants, the consent form was read for them, following which thumb impression was obtained voluntarily. The thumb impression process of obtaining consent from illiterate participants for the study was approved by school of medicine institutional review board (SOMIRB). The participant’s involvement in the study was voluntary and respondents were informed to refuse or stop at any point during the interview.
: All authors declare no conflict of interest.
: Not applicable.