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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147409
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Bariatric Surgery: The Lived Experience of the First Year
Abstract:
Bariatric Surgery: The Lived Experience of the First Year
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Sutton, Douglas, EdD, ARNP, CNE
P.I. Institution Name:Florida Atlantic University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Deborah A. Raines, PhD, RN, ANEF
[Scientific Session Presentation] The prevalence of obesity has increased markedly in the past 20 years. For the severely obese, bariatric surgery offers the greatest potential for sustained significant weight loss. Using a qualitative approach, we sought to develop an understanding of the post-operative experience of women who choose bariatric surgery for management of morbid obesity. Using a person-centered approach, we were primarily interested in the participants? subjective experience of the phenomena under investigation, and, in this respect, the research approach was consistent with a phenomenological method of investigation. Using purposeful, snowball sampling, woman who had bariatric surgery were invited to participate. A total of 14 women, aged 28 to 63 years participated.  Their pre-surgical weight ranged from 412 pounds, to 247 pounds, and post surgery weight loss ranged from 167 to 72 pounds. A semi-structured interview was conducted. Participants were asked to share their experiences and thoughts related to four specific points in the post-operative course following bariatric surgery.  These points in the recovery process were; immediate post-operative, discharge to home, the first six months, and the last six months. Transcripts were analyzed for common themes as appropriate for phenomenological inquiry.  Words, statements and paragraphs were extracted to identify the experience of these women during the post operative period.  Following surgery these individuals experienced physiologic and behavioral challenges.  Two major areas identified in this research were: pain management, and multiple losses in their life. A consistent experience expressed by these participants was that bariatric surgery was a life changing event. As obesity continues to be a public health problem, coupled with the availability of bariatric surgery, it is critical for nursing and other related disciplines to understand and develop a holistic approach in managing the post-surgical experience of person?s who undergo bariatric surgery.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleBariatric Surgery: The Lived Experience of the First Yearen_GB
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dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Bariatric Surgery: The Lived Experience of the First Year</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sutton, Douglas, EdD, ARNP, CNE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Florida Atlantic University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dsutton@fau.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Deborah A. Raines, PhD, RN, ANEF</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific Session Presentation] The prevalence of obesity has increased markedly in the past 20 years. For the severely obese, bariatric surgery offers the greatest potential for sustained significant weight loss. Using a qualitative approach, we sought to develop an understanding of the post-operative experience of women who choose bariatric surgery for management of morbid obesity. Using a person-centered approach, we were primarily interested in the participants? subjective experience of the phenomena under investigation, and, in this respect, the research approach was consistent with a phenomenological method of investigation. Using purposeful, snowball sampling, woman who had bariatric surgery were invited to participate. A total of 14 women, aged 28 to 63 years participated. &nbsp;Their pre-surgical weight ranged from 412 pounds, to 247 pounds, and post surgery weight loss ranged from 167 to 72 pounds. A semi-structured interview was conducted. Participants were asked to share their experiences and thoughts related to four specific points in the post-operative course following bariatric surgery.&nbsp; These points in the recovery process were; immediate post-operative, discharge to home, the first six months, and the last six months. Transcripts were analyzed for common themes as appropriate for phenomenological inquiry.&nbsp; Words, statements and paragraphs were extracted to identify the experience of these women during the post operative period.&nbsp; Following surgery these individuals experienced physiologic and behavioral challenges.&nbsp; Two major areas identified in this research were: pain management, and multiple losses in their life. A consistent experience expressed by these participants was that bariatric surgery was a life changing event. As obesity continues to be a public health problem, coupled with the availability of bariatric surgery, it is critical for nursing and other related disciplines to understand and develop a holistic approach in managing the post-surgical experience of person?s who undergo bariatric surgery.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:32:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:32:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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