FernÃ¡ndez RodrÃguez, MarÃa1; Guerra Mora, Patricia2; MartÃn SÃ¡nchez, Eloya3; FernÃ¡ndez RodrÃguez, ConcepciÃ³n4
Introduction: Bariatric surgery can be considered the elective procedure for treatment for those patients with morbid obesity that they should have been adequately selected. Aim. The aim of this study is to assess and to analyze perceived changes in the quality of life of a sample of operated patients.
Methodology: The sample is composed by 18 patients, 88,9 % women and 11,1 % men. Mean age is 45,6 years. 27,78 % had surgery two years or less ago; 33,33 % between two and five years and 38,89 more of five years. The quality of life was assessed by the Moorehead-Ardelt II test.
Results: 72,2 % of people perceive that their quality of life has improved. For dimensions, the biggest gain is obtained in social relationships, followed by work activity, physical well-being, self-esteem and eating habits; and the smallest gain in sexual relations. Best results are obtained in the first two years. From five years, it is the physical well-being,tions and self-esteem the areas that more descend compared with the first two years of follow-up. The loss of weight is similar for the total sample as like when we consider the years ago they have operated. Discussion and Conclusions: Most users rate their quality of life has improved after surgery. The changes obtained in the different dimensions along the years of follow-up do not seem to be related to the weight.