Quality-of-life assessment of morbidly obese patients who have undergone a Lap-Band operation: 2-year follow-up study. Is the MOS SF-36 a useful instrument to measure quality of life in morbidly obese patients?

@article{Hrchner2001QualityoflifeAO,
  title={Quality-of-life assessment of morbidly obese patients who have undergone a Lap-Band operation: 2-year follow-up study. Is the MOS SF-36 a useful instrument to measure quality of life in morbidly obese patients?},
  author={Rogier H{\"o}rchner and M W Tuinebreijer and P H Kelder},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={212-8; discussion 219}
}
BACKGROUND Quality of life (QoL) was tested in a 2-year postoperative study using the Medical Outcome Study Short Form 36 (MOS SF-36) to assess preoperative and 1 and 2 year postoperative QoL among one group of female patients (group 1, n = 42) and a 2 year postoperative QoL study in a second group of female patients (group 2, n = 9) who underwent a stomach reduction operation involving open surgical placement of a Lap-Band during the year 1997. METHODS The QoL of 42 patients (group 1) was… CONTINUE READING

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