Self-reported psychosocial health in obese patients before and after weight loss
Osei-Assibey, G., Kyrou, Ioannis, Kumar, Sudhesh, Saravanan, Ponnusamy and Matyka, K. A.. (2010) Self-reported psychosocial health in obese patients before and after weight loss. Journal of Obesity, Vol.2010 (No.372463). ISSN 2090-0708
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/372463
Psychosocial profiles were examined in 255 morbidly obese patients attending a hospital service offering access to standard weight loss therapies. 129 patients were reassessed after at least 6-month follow-up. At baseline, 51.8% and 32.7% of patients, respectively, had evidence of anxiety and depressive disorders, 24% had severe impairments in self esteem, and 29.7% had an increased risk of eating disorders. At follow-up, weight loss from baseline was significant in all 3 therapies: diet only is 0.74±1.8 kg; pharmacotherapy is 6.7±4.2 kg; and surgery is 20.1±13.6 kg. Anxiety scores improved in all three groups (P<.05). Patients having pharmacotherapy or surgery had significant improvements in physical and work function and public distress compared to those having dietary treatment only (P<.05). Our observational data suggest that weight management services can lead to psychosocial benefit in morbidly obese patients. Well-designed studies are necessary to examine the link between weight loss and emotional health.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Translational & Systems Medicine > Metabolic and Vascular Health
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Weight loss -- Psychological aspects, Weight loss -- Social aspects, Morbid obesity -- Psychological aspects, Morbid obesity -- Social aspects, Obesity -- Statistics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Obesity|
|Publisher:||Hindawi Publishing Corporation|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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