Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of External Relation Division, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
Received: 25 November 2017
Accepted: 18 April 2018
First Online: 3 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The ethical approval for conducting the study has been obtained from Institutional Review Board (IRB) of international centre for diarrhoeal diseases research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). An informed written consent form has been developed for this study. During the study, data collectors will approach and introduce themselves to the subject, explain the purpose of the visit, and read out the informed consent form to ask if the subject agrees to participate in the study. If the subject agrees and sign, then data collection process will be initiated. If the participant disagrees, she will still receive treatment as requested, with no data collected. All data collectors will receive training in research ethics. No compensation will be provided to the participants of the study and there is no foreseeable burden on the participants except the time required for the data collection. The study involves collecting personal identifiable information including name, age, gender, address. Participants will be assigned a unique identification number for aggregate data analysis, such that no identifiable data will be disseminated or published. Hard copies of data containing identifiable information will be kept securely locked in a cabinet in the office of co-investigators, and discarded ten years upon completion of the project. Access to the information will be limited only to the study personnel. Completed surveys will be transported in secured bags and opened for review in the central office. Once data collection is completed, personal identifiers will be removed from dataset before coding and analysis.
: As this is a study protocol, so we do not require consent of the study participants.
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