Background: Ethiopia has one of the worst podoconiosis rates in the world, affecting >1.5 million patients. We present our ethnographic film 'Tigist, the story of a girl with podoconiosis' and its potential use in tackling podoconiosis.
Methods: We conducted visual ethnography, consisting of video-recorded participant observations and interviews with seven patients, three healthcare workers and two podoconiosis experts.
Results: We acquired video recordings of socialmoments, the state of podoconiosis patients' bodies and minds, their emotions and the impact of poverty.
Conclusions: Our film allows for an intensified understanding of patients' daily experiences with podoconiosis, potentially impacting care, awareness and medical teaching programs.
|Journal||Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Dec-2020|
- ethnographic film
- patient experience