Understanding diabetes in a Cree community : a qualitative study

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TitleUnderstanding diabetes in a Cree community : a qualitative study
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsMetallic J E

Thesis (Master of Science)--McGill University, 2004. The purpose of this study was to explore aboriginal perspectives of diabetes, nutrition and health so as to eventually develop culturally-appropriate means of implementing diabetes prevention and intervention activities. The participants inc1uded community members living in an Eastern James Bay Cree community in northern Quebec. In this qualitative research study, in-depth interviews, focus groups, and participant observation were used for data collection. Key themes that emerged from analyzing the in-depth interviews were "re-presented" using "found poetry" so as to capture the participants' experiences and perspectives using their own words. Focus groups were carried out to share the initial findings from the in-depth interviews as well as to elicit additional feedback from the community.

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