Intermediate results of health related quality of life after vertical banded gastroplasty

Sabbioni, ME; Dickson, MH; Eychmüller, S; Franke, D; Goetz, S; Hürny, C; Naef, M; Balsiger, B; de Marco, D; Bürgi, U; Büchler, MW (2002). Intermediate results of health related quality of life after vertical banded gastroplasty. International journal of obesity, 26(2), pp. 277-80. Avenel, N.J.: Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/sj.ijo.0801879

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OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to evaluate (a) health-related quality of life (HRQL) after vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) (Mason) and (b) predictors of HRQL. SUBJECTS: Eighty-two consecutive patients were assessed preoperatively and then after 6, 12 and 24 months. Patients filled out questionnaires for subjective appraisal of HRQL (physical well-being, mood, physical performance, perceived health, social support and coping/adjustment). RESULTS: The greatest improvement in weight and HRQL was seen within 6 months of surgery. Twenty-four months after VBG weight reduction (P<0.05), perceived health (P<0.05), physical well-being (P<0.05), physical performance (P<0.05), mood (P<0.05), coping/adjustment (P<0.05) continued to be better than before surgery. Preoperative binge eating was the most important predictor of HRQL. CONCLUSION: Two years after VBG weight loss and a significant improvement of HRQL can be found. HRQL and weight loss are not associated in terms of outcome, indicating that weight loss alone may not be enough to improve HRQL.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine

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Bürgi, Ulrich






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04 Oct 2013 15:01

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05 Dec 2022 14:19

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