Psychological well-being post-bariatric surgery

Ristanto, Ashley M., and Caltabiano, Marie L. (2019) Psychological well-being post-bariatric surgery. In: [Presented at the Joint National and International Conference on Obesity and related Chronic Diseases]. From: ANZOS-ASLM-ICCR 2019: Joint National and International Conference on Obesity and related Chronic Diseases, 16-18 October 2019, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Abstract

This study investigated whether patients who receive psychological counselling have better physical and mental well-being post-bariatric surgery. Eighty-eight persons (81 female, 7 male, M age 43.99 years) who had undergone weight loss surgery were recruited from bariatric surgery and obesity online support groups to answer an electronic survey which included the Health Survey Short Form (SF-12) to assess mental and physical well-being. Patients who had attended ≥ 6 counselling sessions after Gastric Sleeve surgery had better physical well-being, compared to those who attended <6 sessions. Patients who attended between one and four psychological counselling sessions had significantly higher mental health component scores. Psychological support for the mental health needs of obese patients post-surgery requires more attention to ensure long-term weight loss success.

Item ID: 60744
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Keywords: psychological well-being, bariatric surgery
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Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2019 03:46
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 100%
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