ISSN 1470-3947 (print) | ISSN 1479-6848 (online)

Endocrine Abstracts (2019) 63 P534 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.63.P534

Quality of life in patients undergoing bariatric surgery

Sara Merino-Molina, Ángel Rebollo-Román, Aura-Dulcinea Herrera-Martínez, María-Dolores Alcántara-Laguna, Concepción Muñoz-Jiménez, Gregorio Manzano-García, Alfonso Calañas-Continente & María-José Molina-Puerta


Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Córdoba, Spain.


Aim: Evaluate results of bariatric surgery by using the Bariatric analysis and reporting outcome system (BAROS) scoring system

Patients and methods: Observational clinical study of consecutive cases of patients undergoing bariatric surgery in Reina Sofia University Hospital (Córdoba, Spain) and clinical follow-up in the Endocrinology service between January and December 2018. Statistical analysis performed with SPSS 24th version.

Results: 152 patients were recruited for our study. Age: 48.64±10.12 years. 78.3% women. As far a type of surgery patient underwent were gastric bypass (65.1%), of gastric sleeve (31.6%) and gastric banding (3.3%). Prior to surgery 31.6% of patients suffered from diabetes, 40.8% of HBP, 35.5% of dyslipidemia and 19.7% of obstructive sleep apnea. Time since surgery was 48.39 months. Percentage of excess weight loss (WLP) was 60.46±18.80%. In BAROS scoring system, quality of life (QoL) is assessed by Moorehead-Ardelt questionnaire, which was reported as normal in 20.4% of patients, fair in 23% and very good in 54.6%. 2% (3 patients) had poor or very poor QoL. There were no statistically significant differences between QoL and type of surgery performed. Patients with very good QoL had a statistically significant higher WLP (64.29%) than patients with normal (57.39%) and good (57.12%) QoL. Although this difference was found among other groups, it did not reach the statistical significance.

Conclusions: In our experience, QoL of patients after bariatric surgery is good or very good in 77.6% of cases, without statistically significant differences between QoL and type of surgery performed. QoL is influenced by loss weight so that patients with a very good QoL showed statistically significant higher WLP than patients with normal and good QoL.

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