Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-08-23
Received: 13 May 2018
Accepted: 12 August 2019
First Online: 23 August 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Research ethics approval (HSS/0031/016D) was obtained from the Human Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee (HSSREC) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Permission was also obtained from the KZN Department of Health’s Provincial Health Research and Knowledge Management unit (KZ_2016RP31_475) and Deputy Director General for Specialised Services and Clinical Support. Written informed consent was obtained from all participants. Participation was voluntary, and participants could withdraw at any point. Questionnaire responses were personally collected by a research assistant via drop off points, anonymised, and stored in a secure file under lock and key. No personal details of participants were obtained via the questionnaires or published in any form.
: Written consent to publish results of the study was granted by the KZN Department of Health’s Provincial Health Research and Knowledge Management unit. Questionnaire responses during data collection were anonymised as no personal or identification details of participants were collected. As a result, data acquired during the research cannot be linked to any individual participant.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.