Personality, weight loss and obesity related well-being post bariatric surgery

Caltabiano, Marie (2022) Personality, weight loss and obesity related well-being post bariatric surgery. Eating and Weight Disorders, 27. pp. 199-206.

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Purpose: The aim of the study was to examine the associations between personality, weight loss and obesity-related well-being post-bariatric surgery. It was hypothesized that persons who had undergone bariatric surgery who exhibit Extraversion, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness and Intellect/Imagination will have greater obesity related well-being, whereas those low on Emotional stability will have poorer obesity well-being.

Method: The cross-sectional sample comprised 127 females who had received bariatric surgery. The average age of participants was 45 years. Quality of life was measured using the Obesity Related Well-Being scale (ORWELL 97). Personality was assessed with the International Personality Item Pool (IPIP) 50-item measure of the Five-Factor Model.

Results: The mean BMI for the sample was 34.13 (SD=7.8). Females with a larger BMI who had undergone bariatric surgery had lower obesity-related well-being. Conscientiousness was negatively associated with BMI. Separate Hierarchical regression analyses found that Emotional stability (Beta=-.43, -.47, -.36) and Agreeableness (Beta=.27, .29, .25) predicted overall well-being, symptom occurrence and subjective relevance of distress respectively. BMI predicted occurrence of symptoms (Beta=.23).

Conclusions: The findings have implications for the development of personality-informed interventions for bariatric patients in enhancing well-being and weight-loss maintenance following surgery.

Item ID: 65201
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1590-1262
Keywords: personality, obesity, bariatric surgery, well-being
Copyright Information: Published VErsion: © Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Accepted Version: Can be made OA in an Insitutional Repository after a 12 month embargo.
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2020 00:31
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5203 Clinical and health psychology > 520304 Health psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920118 Surgical Methods and Procedures @ 10%
92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 90%
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