Received: 20 February 2019
Accepted: 18 June 2019
First Online: 25 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the University of Gondar and Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital. Individuals who agreed to participate gave written consent. For those who were not literate, the independent witness was invited to sign to indicate that the information had been read out correctly. Non-literate participants then gave a thumbprint to indicate consent. Confidentiality was maintained by using anonymous copes. Those who had severe CMDs were considered for linking a psychiatrist for further intervention and treatment.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.