Many studies but not all showed an increase in employment after bariatric surgery by 1729%. We analyzed the relation of this increase of employment rate with weight loss, satisfaction and deprivation score. In an observational study, we evaluated the rate of employment (mean±S.E.) 2.3 years ±0.1 after bariatric surgery. We mailed to 791 patients a simple self-questionnaire to assess the employment status deprivation, satisfaction scale and Barros score. Patients had a bariatric surgery from September 1st, 2017 to August 2017. Questionnaires were collected during their follow-up (September 2018). One hundred thirty three patients answered to our request. The mean age of the patients was 45 years (range 1967 years), with 88% women and a mean BMI of 42.7 kg/m2 (range 3374), 88% had sleeve gastrectomy. During the follow up, patients loss 12±0.5 kg/m2. The mean score of EPICES (N<30.17), Barros and satisfaction scale (1 to 5) were 31.9, 1.3 and 4.27 respectively. Before surgery 58% had a job and 88% after (17 patients more). In univariate analysis, we compared patient who obtain a job with other (17 vs 115) for age, BMI, loss of BMI, scores. Only the social aspect of Barros score was significantly different and patient who obtain a job had less social relation (0.7 vs 0.3, P=0.0094). Thus bariatric surgery aids to obtain a job. The employment of patient after bariatric surgery seems independent of BMI, weight loss, deprivation, or age.
18 - 21 May 2019
European Society of Endocrinology