Received: 20 February 2018
Accepted: 7 May 2019
First Online: 17 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance and permission were obtained from the Institutional Ethical Review Committee of Debre Tabor University, and the official letter was obtained from Refugee and returnee affairs of Ethiopia. Informed consent and/or assent were obtained from the study participants. The purpose of the study was explained to them. Lastly; before starting the interview and taking a measurement, we informed each participant that they had the right to withdraw from the study at any time. They were assured that the sampled blood was used to measure the Hgb level in front of the study participants. Finally, after measuring and recording the hemoglobin level, the sample was immediately discarded into the disposal safety box in front of the study participants. The confidentiality was maintained at all levels of the study by avoiding personal identifier. Finally, we assured that the final result would be published and presented for the scientific community. Anemic and wasted adolescent girls were referred to the refugee health center by using an internal referral slip of the refugee health center, and the advice was given on the importance of appropriate nutrition by the data collectors.
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