Rediscovering the Self: The Lived Experience of the Successful Bariatric Surgical Patient

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154502
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Presentation
Title:
Rediscovering the Self: The Lived Experience of the Successful Bariatric Surgical Patient
Abstract:
Rediscovering the Self: The Lived Experience of the Successful Bariatric Surgical Patient
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Caruso, Karen, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Bassett Healthcare
Title:Nurse Manager, Critical Care
Co-Authors:Annette McClenahan, AD, RN; Colleen Walrath, AD, RN; Jeanne-Marie E. Havener, PhD, RNCS, FNP, IBCLC
Morbid obesity represents serious health risks and increased mortality. Morbidly obese individuals are increasingly turning to bariatric surgery for treatment of this seemingly chronic, intractable condition.  Although studies on the physiologic outcomes of bariatric surgery have been done, little research has been done to determine the effects on the quality of life of individuals undergoing this procedure. In particular, little is known about the lived experience of the patient with sustained, significant excess weight loss and how this experience alters the sense of self and self-in-relation to others.  Therefore, a study which employed a qualitative, phenomenological approach was conducted to examine the lived experience of a group of female bariatric surgical patients who sustained significant, sustained excess weight loss. Individuals fitting the study criteria were individually interviewed. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed and thematically analyzed in light of Merleau Ponty?s work on embodiment and extant theory on body image, body image distortion, and reimaging.  Based on the results of this study a number of themes emerged that can be used to provide improved anticipatory guidance and support to individual?s who have undergone or are planning to undergo this procedure.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRediscovering the Self: The Lived Experience of the Successful Bariatric Surgical Patienten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154502-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Rediscovering the Self: The Lived Experience of the Successful Bariatric Surgical Patient</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Caruso, Karen, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Bassett Healthcare</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Manager, Critical Care</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">carusok@hartwick.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Annette McClenahan, AD, RN; Colleen Walrath, AD, RN; Jeanne-Marie E. Havener, PhD, RNCS, FNP, IBCLC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Morbid obesity represents serious health risks and increased mortality. Morbidly obese individuals are increasingly turning to bariatric surgery for treatment of this seemingly chronic, intractable condition.&nbsp; Although studies on the physiologic outcomes of bariatric surgery have been done, little research has been done to determine the effects on the quality of life of individuals undergoing this procedure. In particular, little is known about the lived experience of the patient with sustained, significant excess weight loss and how this experience alters the sense of self and self-in-relation to others.&nbsp; Therefore, a study which employed a qualitative, phenomenological approach was conducted to examine the lived experience of a group of female bariatric surgical patients who sustained significant, sustained excess weight loss. Individuals fitting the study criteria were individually interviewed. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed and thematically analyzed in light of Merleau Ponty?s work on embodiment and extant theory on body image, body image distortion, and reimaging. &nbsp;Based on the results of this study a number of themes emerged that can be used to provide improved anticipatory guidance and support to individual?s who have undergone or are planning to undergo this procedure.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:03:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:03:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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