Application of the Health Belief Model to bariatric surgery.


This article discusses the challenging issues faced by women who are diagnosed as being medically obese (i.e., body mass index > or = 30 kg/m). Recently cited as the new national epidemic by some healthcare professionals, obesity can lead to other medical comorbidities, including chronic heart problems, joint deterioration, sleep apnea, depression, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SGA.0b013e3181a7cf5a


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@article{Armstrong2009ApplicationOT, title={Application of the Health Belief Model to bariatric surgery.}, author={Shelley Nicole Armstrong and Mindi Anderson and Emily Tran Le and Lynda Nguyen}, journal={Gastroenterology nursing : the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates}, year={2009}, volume={32 3}, pages={171-8} }