Received: 26 September 2018
Accepted: 14 June 2019
First Online: 1 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from theInstitutional Review Board of University of Gondar (ref number: O/V/P/RCS/05/935/2016) and permission was obtained from Chief Clinical DirectorateOffice of the Gondar Specialized Referral Hospital and from the fistula center coordinating office. Prior to interview an information sheet was read to the study participants to explain the purpose of the research, procedure and associated emotional risk of talking all their difficulties. Also they were informed that participation is voluntary, they do have the right to withdraw from the study at any time without any form of prejudice. Respondents were told the attainment of confidentiality and the information they give will not be used for any purpose other than study and their name and/or hospital number or any identifications which refer to them was not recorded. Therefore, codes were assigned and potentially identifying details were changed. They were interviewed in separate room keeping their privacy. The study was interview based and reports are based on cumulative result. After assessing the proposal document the ethical review committee has identified the study procedure to cause less than very minimal risk and therefore, verbal consent was obtained from each woman for both participation and audio recording.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.