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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183137
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Bariatric Surgery Lifestyle Alterations: Are Patients Coping?
Author(s):
DeFrancisco, Roseanne
Author Details:
Roseanne DeFrancisco, MSN, RN, South Jersey Healthcare-Elmer Hospital, Elmer, NJ, email: DeFranciscoR@SJHS.com
Abstract:
Purpose: Obesity has become a worldwide health issue and is associated with increased mortality and increased risk for coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, gall bladder disease and cancer; this rise in obesity has increased the risk of co-morbidities, increased mortality and disabilities. With the rise in obesity over the past thirty years, weight loss surgeries have gained popularity among the general public. Along with the physical effects of obesity, many individuals suffer from a wide variety of psychosocial issues such as depression, poor self esteem, sexual dysfunction, compulsive eating and lower socioeconomic status secondary to discrimination faced in the employment and education arenas. The goal of the research is to study a population of postoperative bariatric patients ranging from three months to eighteen months after surgery to assess. Method: This mixed method triangulated study assesses postoperative physical activity, quality of life and the lived experiences of postoperative bariatric surgical patients. The Neuman Systems Model serves as the theoretical framework for this study. A convenience sample was obtained from local surgeons' offices and local bariatric support groups. Valid and reliable quality of life tools utilized included the Duke Activity Status Index and the PHQ-9, related to physical activity, feelings and emotions after surgery, obstacles and supportive services utilized. The study also incorporates a one on one interview that also considers coping mechanisms and how patients confront issues such as dietary and hydration issues, body image disturbances, vitamin supplementation and lifestyle changes. This small scale phenomenological study evaluates the lived experiences of bariatric patients after surgery. Findings: Significant statements spoken by the participants were observed and evaluated to specifically express these recurrent themes: lifestyle alterations, self esteem, relationships with others and the effects of support. Significant remarks from participants included changing one's life, increased confidence in oneself, improved relationships with family and friends and the significance of having the support of family, friends and medical professionals. Preliminary results also yield that postoperative bariatric patients are making modifications to daily life in order to meet the challenges faced in the weeks and months after surgery. Discussion: In addition to surgical intervention, a lifetime commitment to behavior modification and lifestyle changes are realities to the bariatric patient. Participants within this study appear to be adjusting to the changes in lifestyle with the support of family and friends. Weight loss surgery, although at times controversial, is often one of the only ways morbidly obese patients are able to lose weight and begin the journey to a healthier lifestyle. While the study remains ongoing, the objective is to verify the coping mechanisms of post bariatric surgical patients in the months and years after surgery.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Naples, Florida, USA
Description:
7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference - Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 11-13 February 2010 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida, USA.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBariatric Surgery Lifestyle Alterations: Are Patients Coping?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDeFrancisco, Roseanneen_US
dc.author.detailsRoseanne DeFrancisco, MSN, RN, South Jersey Healthcare-Elmer Hospital, Elmer, NJ, email: DeFranciscoR@SJHS.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183137-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Obesity has become a worldwide health issue and is associated with increased mortality and increased risk for coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, gall bladder disease and cancer; this rise in obesity has increased the risk of co-morbidities, increased mortality and disabilities. With the rise in obesity over the past thirty years, weight loss surgeries have gained popularity among the general public. Along with the physical effects of obesity, many individuals suffer from a wide variety of psychosocial issues such as depression, poor self esteem, sexual dysfunction, compulsive eating and lower socioeconomic status secondary to discrimination faced in the employment and education arenas. The goal of the research is to study a population of postoperative bariatric patients ranging from three months to eighteen months after surgery to assess. Method: This mixed method triangulated study assesses postoperative physical activity, quality of life and the lived experiences of postoperative bariatric surgical patients. The Neuman Systems Model serves as the theoretical framework for this study. A convenience sample was obtained from local surgeons' offices and local bariatric support groups. Valid and reliable quality of life tools utilized included the Duke Activity Status Index and the PHQ-9, related to physical activity, feelings and emotions after surgery, obstacles and supportive services utilized. The study also incorporates a one on one interview that also considers coping mechanisms and how patients confront issues such as dietary and hydration issues, body image disturbances, vitamin supplementation and lifestyle changes. This small scale phenomenological study evaluates the lived experiences of bariatric patients after surgery. Findings: Significant statements spoken by the participants were observed and evaluated to specifically express these recurrent themes: lifestyle alterations, self esteem, relationships with others and the effects of support. Significant remarks from participants included changing one's life, increased confidence in oneself, improved relationships with family and friends and the significance of having the support of family, friends and medical professionals. Preliminary results also yield that postoperative bariatric patients are making modifications to daily life in order to meet the challenges faced in the weeks and months after surgery. Discussion: In addition to surgical intervention, a lifetime commitment to behavior modification and lifestyle changes are realities to the bariatric patient. Participants within this study appear to be adjusting to the changes in lifestyle with the support of family and friends. Weight loss surgery, although at times controversial, is often one of the only ways morbidly obese patients are able to lose weight and begin the journey to a healthier lifestyle. While the study remains ongoing, the objective is to verify the coping mechanisms of post bariatric surgical patients in the months and years after surgery.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:16:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:16:08Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.name7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationNaples, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference - Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 11-13 February 2010 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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