Funding for this research was provided by:
International Development Research Centre (108039-002)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-07-03
Received: 29 May 2018
Accepted: 21 June 2018
First Online: 3 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The trial has approval from the Bauchi State Health Research Ethics Committee (NREC/12/05/2015/12), on 12 May 2015, and from the McGill Faculty of Medicine IRB (A06-B35-15A), on 23 June 2015.The research team in Bauchi will discuss the home visits with the leadership of all communities in the participating wards and get their approval to proceed. Fieldworkers will obtain oral informed consent from all female and male respondents in households for every interview. Using a script, they will explain to respondents the purpose of the visits, the confidentiality of responses, and the respondents’ rights not to answer certain questions or to terminate the interview. They will record the respondents’ informed consent on the android tablet at the beginning of every interview. For respondents under 16 years old, they will also obtain informed oral consent from the parent or guardian.
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