Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-01-08
Received: 19 April 2018
Accepted: 2 January 2019
First Online: 8 January 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study obtained ethical clearance from the Research and Ethical Review and Approval Committee at the Ministry of Health in Oman. Verbal informed consent for the observational part of this study was obtained and documented from each participant at the beginning of the consultation service (to preserve the clinics time and to minimise participant disruption). After concluding the consultation service, additional written informed consent that includes data collection and publication was requested and documented at the beginning of the interviews and anonymity was assured. The participation was clearly explained and based on voluntary contribution, and the collected information was handled confidentially.
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