Effects of Weight Loss Surgery on Life Quality of Morbidly Obese Patients
Benefits of mobility, energy-level, mood,
after bariatric operations
& Overweight | Body Mass
Index Information | Health
Risks of Obesity | Surgery
for Morbid/ Malignant Obesity | Surgical
Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Life Quality of Morbidly Obese
The effect of surgically induced weight loss on the quality of life of morbidly obese patients was investigated in a controlled cross-sectional study.
A post-operative group of 62 patients was compared with a control group of 20 pre-operative patients.
The Nottingham Health Profile part I (NHP-I) and part II (NHP-II) and a visual analogue scale were used for quality of life assessment.
Results of Bariatric Study into Morbid Obesity
Significant differences were found in the mobility, energy-level, and emotional reaction, in favor of the post-operative group. Better quality of life outcome was related to larger weight loss and shorter length of post-operative follow-up. No correlation was found between quality of life outcome and the type of bariatric surgery or surgical complications.
The unemployment rate was 53% for the overall post-operative group and 64% for the female post-operative group compared with 80% and 84% in the overall and female control groups, respectively. Overweight as the reason for unemployment was more frequent in the control group.
Bariatric Surgery Improves Life
The results of this study show that quality of life is better after surgically induced weight loss, and is not related to the type of weight loss surgical procedure nor to surgical complications.
Post-operative quality of life tends to decrease with time.
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