Aim: Morbid obesity associated with obesity-related diseases has a negative impact on the quality of life. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of bariatric treatment on the quality of life among patients with morbid obesity who underwent sleeve gastrectomy.
Methodology: Thirty obese patients undergoing sleeve gastrectomy were included in our study. Their weight, height, body mass index were measured at baseline and 6 months after surgery. The quality of live was assessed, 6 months after sleeve gastrectomy by the baros quality of life questionnaire.
Results: Mean patient age was 36.77±7.82. Eighty percent of the study patients were women. Average excess weight lost at 6 months was 43.53%. The score obtained by patients in the questionnaire about the improvement in the quality of life showed excellent (7%), very good (37%), good (36%), fair (13%) and failure (7%) results. There was clinical improvement after surgery in all comorbidities investigated. An association (r=0.564, P=0,001) was found between the Baros score and the excess weight lost.
Conclusion: The weight loss was critical to improve the quality of life of patients submitted to sleeve gastrectomy and led to the improvement of the associated comorbidities.
19 - 22 May 2018
European Society of Endocrinology