Funding for this research was provided by:
Malaysia One Health University Network (MY 2.5.1)
RCSI and UCD Malaysia Campus (Pending)
Received: 15 September 2019
Accepted: 27 May 2020
First Online: 3 September 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The research was conducted ethically. All respondents were read the participant information sheet which contained the information concerning the study including the rights of the participant to refuse and exit from the study at any moment. Each participant was asked for an informed verbal consent before proceeding with the questionnaire. The study received approval from the Joint Penang Independent Ethics Committee (PMC ID: 201803–01 RC8). The anonymity of the respondents is assured.
: The participants were informed of the reasons for the study and about publication of the findings, they were given the option to withdraw from the study if they chose not to consent.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.