Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-03-27
Received: 13 January 2017
Accepted: 18 March 2019
First Online: 27 March 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The protocol of this study was approved by the Health Research Ethics Committee in the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu. The objectives and methods of the study were clearly explained to the participants who gave their consent to participate after clarification of some questions on their safety and confidentiality. Given the rural nature of the study population and the sensitive nature of the study, we did not insist on signed consent. Only oral consent to administer the study was obtained after briefing the study subject on the objectives of the study. An insistence on a written informed consent will turn the population suspicious and refuse to participate in the study or give information freely.
: The participants gave their consent for the results of the study to be published though without any direct link to their persons. Hence their names were not written anywhere on the study instruments or in this manuscript.
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