Funding for this research was provided by:
St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-12-01
Received: 27 March 2018
Accepted: 12 December 2018
First Online: 29 December 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College and formal permission was obtained from each respective health facilities. The IRB had approved the verbal consent, which was embedded with the questionnaire, together with the study proposal. The reason for verbal consent use rather than written consent was that it was clear that mothers’ educational level in the country is not uniform as there are still mothers with no formal education so that it would be very difficult to take a finger print from all participants and make the consent uniform. Therefore, considering the background of the study participants and the nature of the study in particular, the IRB believed for this study informed verbal consent would be appropriate. Informed verbal consent was obtained from mothers/caretakers of the child to participate or not to participate by explaining the study objectives. Confidentiality and privacy were maintained by assigning data collector nurses other than their working health facility and study participants were interviewed in a separate room with in the health facility and finally their consent was obtained for dissemination of the findings and to use it for decision making.
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