Funding for this research was provided by:
Bahir Dar University Institute of Technology
Received: 16 May 2018
Accepted: 7 November 2018
First Online: 21 November 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from Ethical Review Board of Bahir Dar University Institute of Technology. After this, supportive letter was written by Amhara Public Health Institute in order to conduct the research in the hospital. In addition, informed verbal consent was obtained from the respondents before interviewing. Respondents were told about the aim of the study and confidentiality of the information which they gave. In addition, they were told that they have full right to withdraw from the study at any time if they feel that uncomfortable. Confidentiality and privacy of collected information ensured at all levels. We sought approval from the University ethics committee rather than the review board of the hospital because this study was funded by the university and first it is mandatory to get ethical approval from the university ethics committee before we go to data collection in the Hospital. The ethics committee waive the requirement for written informed consent because we do not collect biological samples or sensitive information from patients. Informed verbal consent is enough for this study because this study simply tried to assess nutritional knowledge, dietary practice and associated factors of respondents.
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