Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-03-13
Received: 11 March 2019
Accepted: 29 February 2020
First Online: 13 March 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from the Institutional Review Board of the University of Gondar and Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital. All participants were given an information sheet and were only included in the study after providing written consent. Confidentiality was maintained by using anonymous questionnaires. Those who had severe perceived stigma were referred to a clinical psychologist for better evaluation and treatment.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests regarding publication.