Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Effect of a preoperative multidisciplinary education program on weight management after bariatric surgery
by Manzanares, Michelle Erin, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 68; 1522242
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a 24-week presurgery bariatric education program on weight management. The objective was to determine if the program promotes patients to lose ≥ 10% excess body weight presurgery and maintain ≥ 50% excess body weight loss at 1 and 3 years postsurgery when compared to patients with no presurgery education.

This retrospective study evaluated 365 patients, ages 18–75 years old, who had undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery at Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center. The results from the two-proportion z-tests and permutation tests indicate that the program was effective in promoting ≥10% excess body weight loss presurgery. At 1 and 3 years postsurgery, there was no difference in percent weight loss between the two groups; both groups maintained ≥ 50% excess body weight loss.

Bariatric patients can optimize pre and postsurgery weight loss management with exposure to preoperative education.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lee, Jacqueline
Commitee: Gray, Virginia, Santos, Lucila
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nutrition, Health education
Publication Number: 1522242
ISBN: 978-1-267-97737-3
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