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Relationship between quality of life and weight loss 1 year after gastric bypass

Iliescu, Ileana
Published in Digestive Surgery. 2009, vol. 26, no. 5, p. 430-433
Abstract BACKGROUND/AIMS: Improving health-related quality of life (HRQoL) along with decreasing obesity-related morbidity is one of the cornerstones of bariatric surgery. The aim of the study was to investigate how losing weight influences the HRQoL 1 year after gastric bypass and whether HRQoL prior to surgery predicts the amount of weight loss 1 year after gastric bypass. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-nine obese women [median (range): age 45 years (20-71), BMI 44 (29-88)] admitted for gastric bypass were selected prospectively and completed the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) quality of life questionnaire before and 1 year after surgery. RESULTS: Weight loss 1 year after gastric bypass was significant [-37 kg (9-74), p < 0.001] and led to an improvement of quality of life [NHP total score before surgery 62 (39-76) and after surgery 20 (7-65), p < 0.001]. CONCLUSIONS: HRQoL improves dramatically 1 year after gastric bypass. This HRQoL improvement is not influenced by the amount of weight loss, but rather by the BMI achieved at that time.
Keywords AdultAged*Body WeightFemale*Gastric Bypass*Health StatusHumansMiddle Aged*Quality of LifeQuestionnairesTime FactorsTreatment Outcome*Weight LossYoung Adult
PMID: 19923833
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KLINGEMANN, Jennifer et al. Relationship between quality of life and weight loss 1 year after gastric bypass. In: Digestive Surgery, 2009, vol. 26, n° 5, p. 430-433. doi: 10.1159/000237746 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:19890

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