Does cognitive behavioral therapy strengthen the effect of bariatric surgery for obesity? Design and methods of a randomized and controlled study.

@article{Paul2015DoesCB,
  title={Does cognitive behavioral therapy strengthen the effect of bariatric surgery for obesity? Design and methods of a randomized and controlled study.},
  author={Linda Paul and Sofie van Rongen and Daphne van Hoeken and Mathijs L. Deen and Ren{\'e} A. Klaassen and Laser Ulas Biter and Hans W Hoek and Colin van der Heiden},
  journal={Contemporary clinical trials},
  year={2015},
  volume={42},
  pages={252-6}
}
BACKGROUND (Extreme) obesity is a chronic harmful condition with high risk of medical comorbidities and negative social and emotional consequences. Bariatric surgery is an effective intervention for obesity, but approximately 20 to 30% of the patients experience adverse outcomes after surgery and there is a need for augmentation of current treatment strategies. This study examines the added value of pre-operative cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focused on modification of thoughts and… CONTINUE READING
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