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2020, 22(3): 252-262 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of Health-Related Quality of Life in Obese Women One Year after Bariatric Surgery
ٍٍElham Farahmand , Majid Valizadeh , Maryam Mahdavi , Maryam Barzin
Obesity Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, I.R. Iran , m.barzin7@gmail.com
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Introduction: Obesity is steadily growing around the world and is one of the most important threats to human health in the 21st century. It not only increases the incidence of obesity-related disorders, but also impairs the health-related quality of life (QOL). This study aimed to evaluate the health-related QOL in severely obese women after bariatric surgery. Materials and Methods: A total of 476 patients, aged ≥18 years, attending Tehran Obesity Treatment Center, were enrolled in this study. Anthropometric and biochemical information of the participants was obtained before and one year after surgery. Health-related QOL was assessed using the Iranian version of the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36). Results: The mean age of the patients undergoing bariatric surgery was 38.7±10.9 years. The body mass index (BMI) before bariatric surgery was 45.1±6.0 kg/m2, which decreased to 30.2±4.8 kg/m2 after one year of follow-up (P<0.001). The mean scores of anthropometric and metabolic indices improved one year after bariatric surgery. The mean score of the physical dimension of QOL improved from 227.6±54.3 to 316.6±63.2, and the mean score of the mental dimension also increased from 236.7±70.9 to 288.6±62.9 (P<0.001). The overall mean scores of QOL in the physical and psychological dimensions were not significantly different after one year of follow-up in the two groups of sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. Conclusion: QOL greatly improved at one year after bariatric surgery. The improvements were comparable after sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.
Keywords: Quality of life, Severe obesity, Health, Women, Bariatric surgery, Sleeve gastrectomy, Gastric bypass
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2020/08/23 | Accepted: 2020/11/8 | Published: 2020/10/1


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