Funding for this research was provided by:
Susan G. Komen (GTDR 16378013)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-02-27
Received: 24 July 2019
Accepted: 19 February 2020
First Online: 27 February 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was approved from the Research and Ethical Committee (REC) of School of Public Health, and Institutional Review Board of College of Health Science (IRB) of Addis Ababa University. Verbal consent was obtained from each of the patients in the study and the written consent is taken from provider side and all signed in the prepared consent form. Verbal consent was obtained from each of the patients in the study and written consent is taken from health care providers. Verbal consent was taken from the patients based on the rapid ethnographic assessment (REA) conducted to inform the informed consent process revealed that majority are not able to read and write in addition to major cultural concerns on signature. This procedure was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Addis Ababa University mentioned above. We took verbal consent from patient side based on the discussion as all want to take the verbal one. We took written consent from the provider side. Permission was obtained from the selected hospitals prior to data collection. The objectives and importance of the study were explained to the participants before the interview. Participants were notified that their participation was voluntary and that they could withdraw at any time during the interview process. All information provided by the participants was de-identified to maintain participant privacy.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.