22 Jan, 2017

QUALITY OF LIFE AFTER VERTICAL GASTRECTOMY EVALUATED BY THE BAROS QUESTIONNAIRE

Giselle Abigail MENDES
Guilherme Pedroso VARGAS
DOI: 10.1590/0102-6720201700010005
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Background:

The satisfactory outcome in the surgical treatment of obesity must include, in addition to weight loss, a significant change in the pre-existing comorbidities and in the quality of life.

Aim:

To evaluate the quality of life in the late postoperative period in patients that underwent videolaparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Methods:

It was applied the questionnaire "Bariatric Analysis and Reporting Outcome System" (BAROS) in patients that underwent videolaparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Results:

A total of 47 patients between 21-60 years old were evaluated. The total mean of BMI before surgery was 43.06±5.87 kg/m². The average percentage of the reduction of excess weight after surgery was 85.46±23.6%. The score obtained by patients in the questionnaire about the improvement in the quality of life showed excellent (36.17%), very good (40.43%), good (21.28%) and reasonable (2.13%) results. There was clinical improvement after surgery in all comorbidities investigated.

Conclusion:

The weight loss was critical to improve the quality of life and offered the resolution or clinical improvement in all of the investigated comorbidities in patients submitted to sleeve gastrectomy.

HEADINGS -
Bariatric surgery, Gastrectomy, Obesity, Quality of life,


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