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.
|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|
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