Lived experience of acute gastrointestinal illness in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut: "just suffer through it".

  title={Lived experience of acute gastrointestinal illness in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut: "just suffer through it".},
  author={Sherilee L Harper and Victoria L. Edge and James D Ford and M Kate Thomas and Scott A. McEwen},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
Enteric illness associated with foodborne and waterborne disease is thought to be common in some Canadian Indigenous communities. This study aimed to understand the lived experience of acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI), including symptoms and severity, perceived causes, and healthcare seeking behaviors of AGI in the small Inuit community of Rigolet, Canada. A concurrent mixed quantitative and qualitative methods design was used. Two cross-sectional retrospective surveys provided quantitative… CONTINUE READING
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