publication . Article . 2013

The improvement of quality of life in patients treated with bariatric surgery in Korea.

Oh, Sung-Hee; Song, Hyun Jin; Kwon, Jin-Won; Park, Do-Joong; Lee, Yeon-Ji; Chun, Hyejin; Kim, Sunyoung; Shim, Kyung-Won;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2013 Journal: Journal of the Korean Surgical Society, volume 84, page 131 (issn: 2233-7903, eissn: 2093-0488, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Korean Surgical Society
Abstract
Purpose: Bariatric surgery is considered an efficient treatment for severe obesity, but postoperative complications and psychosocial problems may impact quality of life (QoL). Although QoL is an important aspect of bariatric surgery, few studies have evaluated the changes in QoL. We examined whether severely obese patients who had undergone bariatric surgery had better QoL compared with severely obese adults who had not undergone bariatric surgery in Korea. Methods: Data were obtained from 78 participants in two groups; bariatric surgery group (n = 53) and nonsurgery group (n = 25). EuroQoL-5D (EQ-5D), the impact of weight on quality of life-lite (IWQoL-lite) an...
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free text keywords: Surgery, Obesity, medicine.disease, medicine, Delegation (computing), Visual analogue scale, medicine.medical_specialty, Quality of life, Physical therapy, Psychosocial, business.industry, business, Severe obesity, Original Article, Bariatric surgery
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publication . Article . 2013

The improvement of quality of life in patients treated with bariatric surgery in Korea.

Oh, Sung-Hee; Song, Hyun Jin; Kwon, Jin-Won; Park, Do-Joong; Lee, Yeon-Ji; Chun, Hyejin; Kim, Sunyoung; Shim, Kyung-Won;