Patient experiences of outcomes of bariatric surgery: a systematic review and qualitative synthesis

@inproceedings{Coulman2017PatientEO,
  title={Patient experiences of outcomes of bariatric surgery: a systematic review and qualitative synthesis},
  author={Karen D Coulman and Fiona MacKichan and Jane M. Blazeby and Amanda Owen-Smith},
  booktitle={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2017}
}
Although bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for severe and complex obesity, less is known about its psychosocial impact. This systematic review synthesizes qualitative studies investigating the patient perspective of living with the outcomes of surgery. A total of 2,604 records were screened, and 33 studies were included. Data extraction and thematic synthesis yielded three overarching themes: control, normality and ambivalence. These were evident across eight organizing sub… CONTINUE READING
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