Received: 7 March 2022
Accepted: 30 May 2022
First Online: 10 June 2022
: All participants provided written informed consent to participate in the study. A separate consent to review participants’ clinical records was also obtained. For participants who were not formally educated and unable to read and write, informed consent was read to them verbatim in the local language of their preference. When they agreed to participate in the study, they were asked to append their thumb print to the informed consent form and the translator signed as a witness. The Mbarara University Research Ethics Committee (MUST-REC) approved the thumb print as Informed consent. For all the participants who were not formally educated and unable to read and write. All guidelines by the Uganda National Council of Science and Technology for conducting human participants research were fully adhered to. The Mbarara University Research Ethics Committee (MUST-REC) reviewed and approved the proposal, the approval number 17/02-17.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interest.