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Title: Living with obesity : an exploration of weight management
Author: Blackhall, Laura
ISNI:       0000 0004 5914 9459
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 2015
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Background: The rate of obesity in adolescents is rising, presenting both physical and psychological difficulties. To date, biomedical literature has dominated with few studies investigating quality of life in adolescents following surgery. Aims: To critically evaluate the quality of life outcomes of adolescents after bariatric surgery. Specifically, changes in physical health, perceptions of self-image and mood disorders are considered. Method: PsycINFO, Medline Ovid, Scopus and Web of Science were searched, along with citation and reference list searches of identified articles. Eleven articles met the inclusion criteria. Results: An increase in self-image and reduction in depression is indicated up to one year following surgery. Furthermore, a reduction in BMI and obesity related comorbidities were reported. Conclusion: Despite improvements in physical health, self-image and mood in the short term, longer term outcomes remain equivocal. This review highlights the need for longer term follow up studies to ascertain if such benefits are sustainable. Such research is particularly pertinent given the increasing prevalence of obese adolescents accessing bariatric surgery as a means to manage their weight.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology ; RC Internal medicine