| Published: April 25, 2017
Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Psychosomatic Condition and Quality of Life of Patients with Morbid Obesity: A Study at Dr. RMLIMS, Lucknow
Bariatric surgery results in significant weight loss, improvement or cure of accompanying illnesses, and may lead to important changes in psychological conditions. The aim of this paper is to study the changes in the psychological and emotional lives of patients as well as quality of life during the first year after bariatric surgery. The study population comprised 30 patients, 17 women (56.67%) and 13 men, between 28 and 60 years old. laparoscopic gastric sleeve procedure was adopted for bariatric surgery. Patients were asked to complete SF-36 questionnaire before surgery. One year after surgery, patients were again asked to complete an SF-36. Comparisons were made between loss of weight, alteration in the psychological condition and quality of life postoperatively, within the parameters of sex, age, marital status, clinical condition, duration of obesity and family history of obesity. Outcomes obtained from Wilcoxon signed rank test of SF-36 parameters revealed that there is significant difference between pre surgery and post surgery SF-36 parameters except emotional role limitation. The bariatric surgery most satisfactorily improved the patients’ psychosomatic condition, as well as their quality of life, during the first year after surgery.
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© 2017 Pandey A, Kulshrestha S, Masood S, Chuhan S
Received: March 01, 2017; Revision Received: April 11, 2017; Accepted: April 25, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017