Patient-reported outcomes in bariatric surgery: a systematic review of standards of reporting.

May 21, 2013

Source: Obesity Reviews, 2013, DOI: 10.1111/obr.12041 (early view).

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Date of publication: 3rd may, 2013.

Publication type: Systematic review.

In a nutshell: This systematic review examined bariatric surgery studies that used validated patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures. It found that whilst many studies used PRO measures, study design and reporting was poor and the authors suggested that more well-designed studies that include agreed PRO measures are needed to better  inform practice.

Length of publication: Not stated.

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Changes in weight bias following weight loss: the impact of weight-loss method

February 21, 2012

Source: International Journal of Obesity, 2012, 36 (2), p.314–319

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Date of publication: February, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study examined changes in people’s perceptions of an obese target that had lost weight through diet and exercise or through surgery. The findings indicate that a person’s perceptions of obese individuals can improve after weight loss.

Length of publication: 6 pages.

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Is social support associated with greater weight loss after bariatric surgery? A systematic review.

February 18, 2011

Source: Obesity Reviews, February 2011, 12 (2) p. 142-148.

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Date of publication: February 2011.

Publication type: Systematic review.

In a nutshell: This systematic review examines the impact of post-operative support groups and other forms of social support on weight loss after bariatric surgery.  The review found that current research supports the assertion that there is a positive association between post-operative support groups and weight loss.  However, the authors recommend that further research be undertaken on other forms of social support and how they may be used to improve post-operative outcomes.

Length of publication: 7 pages.

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Appropriateness Criteria for Bariatric Surgery

August 18, 2009

Source: Obesity 2009 17 (8), pg 1521-1527

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Date of publication: August 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The authors have developed a series of guidelines to assess the appropriateness of patients for bariatric surgery. Patients are assessed according to a number of criteria including age, BMI and co-morbiditities.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Best Practice Updates for Weight Loss Surgery

May 5, 2009

Source: Obesity, 2009, 17 (5) p. 572-928

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Date of publication: May, 2009

Publication type: Journal article(s)

In a nutshell: This series of journal articles from one issue of Obesity includes updates on best practice for weight loss surgery. It includes data collection, necessary facilities and resources, paediatric surgery, nursing care, perioperative care, pain management, patient education and multidisciplinary care.

Length of publication: 12 articles

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Motivation, Readiness to Change, and Weight Loss Following Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery

March 27, 2009

Source: Obesity 17 (4) pgs 698-705

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Year of Publication: 2009

Publication Type: Abstract

In a Nutshell: High levels of readiness to change (RTC) are considered critical to the long-term success of weight management programs including bariatric surgery. However, there are no data to support this assertion. The authors hypothesize that RTC level will not influence weight outcomes following surgery.

Length of Publication: 7 page article

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