“My quality of life is worse compared to my earlier life”

  title={“My quality of life is worse compared to my earlier life”},
  author={Karen Synne Groven and M. R{\aa}heim and G. Engelsrud},
  journal={International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being},
  • Karen Synne Groven, M. Råheim, G. Engelsrud
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
  • Weight loss surgery is commonly regarded as improving individuals’ health and social life, and resulting in a happier and more active life for those defined as “morbidly obese.” However, some researchers have started to doubt whether these positive outcomes apply to everyone and this article explores this doubt further. More specifically, we focus on the experiences of women whose life situation became worse after weight loss surgery. The material draws on qualitative interviews of five… CONTINUE READING
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