Health-related quality of life and symptoms of depression in extremely obese persons seeking bariatric surgery.

@article{Fabricatore2005HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life and symptoms of depression in extremely obese persons seeking bariatric surgery.},
  author={Anthony N. Fabricatore and Thomas A Wadden and David B Sarwer and Myles S Faith},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={304-9}
}
BACKGROUND Extreme obesity, defined by a body mass index (BMI) > or =40 kg/m2, is associated with increased risk of depression and with impairments in healthrelated quality of life (HRQoL). This study examined the relationships among BMI, HRQoL, and symptoms of depression in persons with extreme obesity. METHOD Participants were 306 patients who sought bariatric surgery (mean +/- SD age 43.8+/-9.4 years, BMI 52.8+/-9.3 kg/m2) and who completed questionnaires to assess symptoms of depression… CONTINUE READING

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