Improvement in health-related quality of life in first year after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

Vincenzo Pilone, Enrico Mozzi, Angelo M. Schettino, Francesco Furbetta, Antonio Di Maro, Cristiano Giardiello, Marco Battistoni, Angelo Gardinazzi, Giancarlo Micheletto, Nicola Perrotta, Luca Busetto

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Abstract

Background: We analyzed the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and its determinants in the first year after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). The setting was 10 Italian public and private bariatric surgery centers. Methods: Data collected in an ongoing, prospective, 3-year multicenter Italian study on the changes in HRQOL after LAGB were used. HRQOL was investigated using the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form 36 questionnaire. Hunger, satiety, and the self-perceived effects of LAGB were recorded. Results: A total of 334 patients were enrolled. The follow-up rate was 92.2%. The percentage of excess weight loss was 39.6% ± 25.8%, with very few side effects or complications. Hunger in the morning (0-10 scale) was 4.5 ± 2.7 before surgery and 3.8 ± 2.4 after 1 year (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-268
Number of pages9
JournalSurgery for Obesity and Related Diseases
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

Keywords

  • Gastric banding
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Morbid obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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