Surgically and Conservatively Treated Obese Patients Differ in Psychological Factors, Regardless of Body Mass Index or Obesity-Related Co-Morbidities: A Comparison between Groups and an Analysis of Predictors

@inproceedings{Ahnis2015SurgicallyAC,
  title={Surgically and Conservatively Treated Obese Patients Differ in Psychological Factors, Regardless of Body Mass Index or Obesity-Related Co-Morbidities: A Comparison between Groups and an Analysis of Predictors},
  author={Anne Ahnis and Andrea Figura and Tobias Hofmann and Andreas Stengel and Ulf Elbelt and Burghard F. Klapp},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
OBJECTIVE For the treatment of obesity, both conservative and surgical procedures are available. Psychological factors are likely to influence the choice of treatment; however, to date, systematic studies that investigate these factors are few in number. The aim of our study was to analyze whether patients who undergo a surgical treatment differ from those who require a conservative treatment in regard to psychological factors, regardless of their somatic conditions. Furthermore, predictors of… CONTINUE READING