Exploring the impact of obesity surgery on patients' health status: a quantitative and qualitative study.

@article{Ogden2005ExploringTI,
  title={Exploring the impact of obesity surgery on patients' health status: a quantitative and qualitative study.},
  author={Jane Ogden and Cecilia Clementi and Simon J. B. Aylwin and Ameet Patel},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={266-72}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity surgery has been shown to result not only in sustained weight loss, but also in improvements in psychological morbidity and quality of life. The present study aimed to explore the mechanisms behind the success of surgery and to examine how it might bring about such changes in patients' health status. METHODS Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used. A questionnaire was completed by patients who had undergone bariatric surgery in the past 4 years (n=22) and a… CONTINUE READING
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