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Bariatric surgery: beliefs, perceptions, preferences, and values of patients

Lentelink, Celine (2018) Bariatric surgery: beliefs, perceptions, preferences, and values of patients.

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Abstract:Aim: The aim of this study was to find out how the decision for a bariatric surgery is established and whether the internal- and external factors of patients correspond to the decision that is made. Method: This study used a mixed method design, consisting of an observational study and a patient survey, which was based on the information processing approach. Results: The mini-gastric bypass was the most preferred bariatric surgery, and the majority of the included patients underwent this surgery type (75%). Patients perceived this surgery type as surgery that would result in the most weight loss. The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass was perceived as the most permanent and the most invasive surgery, and was chosen by 25% of the patients. The Sleeve gastrectomy was judged to be the least invasive, and the least permanent surgery, but none of the patients underwent this surgery. Regarding the decision-making process, decisions were made in consultation with the patient. Conclusion: Most of the perceptions by patients are in line with their choice for a bariatric surgery, and correspond to the actual outcomes as communicated by the surgeons. In ZGT, the patients were involved in the decision-process and could make the final decision.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:44 medicine
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/76695
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