Funding for this research was provided by:
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Received: 29 December 2022
Accepted: 31 March 2023
First Online: 10 April 2023
: The protocol for conducting the present study was approved by the ethics committee of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran (IR.MUMS.fm.REC. 1396.451), and the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (IRCT: IRCT20180527039866N1); the present study was conducted in compliance with the principles of secrecy and confidentiality. The collection and analysis of the patients' information were done anonymously and using a code to prevent disclosure. Patients were free to leave the study at any time during the study, without the need to provide any explanation or reason.
: Not applicable.
: The authors have no competing interests to declare.