Psychosocial predictors of success following bariatric surgery.

@article{Hout2005PsychosocialPO,
  title={Psychosocial predictors of success following bariatric surgery.},
  author={Gerbrand C. M. van Hout and Saskia K M Verschure and Guus L. van Heck},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={
          552-60
        }
}
BACKGROUND Bariatric surgery is the treatment of choice for morbid obesity, but it does not lead to equal results in every patient. In addition to surgery, a number of non-surgical and psychological factors may influence patients' ability to adjust to the postoperative condition. Understanding the relationship between potential predictive variables and success after bariatric surgery will enable better patient selection, and the development of interventions to improve outcome. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING
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