The ambivalence of losing weight after bariatric surgery

  title={The ambivalence of losing weight after bariatric surgery},
  author={Christine Warholm and Aud Marie {\O}ien and M. R{\aa}heim},
  journal={International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being},
  • Christine Warholm, Aud Marie Øien, M. Råheim
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
  • This study is grounded in a phenomenological lifeworld perspective. It aims at providing rich descriptions of lived experience of the process of losing weight after obesity surgery. Two women participated in in-depth interviews four times each during the first postoperative year. Based on the women's experiences, a meaning structure—the ambivalence of losing weight after obesity surgery—was identified across the women's processes of change. This consisted of five core themes: movement and… CONTINUE READING
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