Funding for this research was provided by:
University of Gondar
Received: 20 March 2019
Accepted: 23 October 2019
First Online: 5 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Study was conducted after ethical approval was obtained from the Ethical Review Board of the Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Science, University of Gondar. Official letters of permission were also obtained from the University of Gondar hospital and from Gondar City Administration Health Office. All the study participants were oriented on the objectives and purpose of the study prior to study participation. The study participants were requested for verbal consent only as the study had minimal risk to the study participants. In order to get their verbal consent, we read off the information sheet and consent form for each participant. The protocol of the study including the verbal consent was approved by the Institute of Public Health Ethical Review Board, University of Gondar. Confidentiality and anonymity were ensured. Study participants were informed that participation had no impact on the provision of their health care. Study team members safe guarded the confidentiality and anonymity of study participants throughout the entire study. All forms and data related to the study were stored in a locked room in a secured area, with controlled access available only to the investigators. Participation in the study was voluntary and individuals were free to withdraw or stop the interview at any time.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.