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Morbidity and health-related quality of life of patients accessing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a single-centre cross-sectional study in one province of Canada

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Obesity, December 2017
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Title
Morbidity and health-related quality of life of patients accessing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a single-centre cross-sectional study in one province of Canada
Published in
BMC Obesity, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40608-017-0176-y
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Laurie K. Twells, Shannon Driscoll, Deborah M. Gregory, Kendra Lester, John M. Fardy, Dave Pace

Abstract

In Canada, severe obesity (BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2) affects 5% or 1.2 million adults. Bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment for severe obesity, but the demand for publicly funded procedures is high and capacity limited. Little is known in Canada about the types of patients undergoing these procedures, especially laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). The study objective is to examine the socio-demographic profile, morbidity and HRQoL of patients accessing LSG in one Canadian province. Health status and HRQoL were examined in patients (n = 195) undergoing LSG. HRQoL was assessed using the EQ-5D-3L, SF-12v2 and the Impact of Weight on Quality of Life-lite questionnaire. Mean age and BMI were 44 and 49 kg/m2 and most were women (82%). Pre-surgery, comorbidities were sleep apnea (65%), dyslipidemia (48%), hypertension (47%) and osteoarthritis (44%). Patients reported impaired HRQoL with 44-67% reporting problems in mobility, usual activities, pain and anxiety/depression. Physical health was impaired more than mental health. There were few socio-demographic differences between women and men, but significant differences in comorbid conditions such as sleep apnea, dyslipidemia, hypertension and gout exist (p < .05). Women reported fewer problems with self-care (9.5% vs. 25.0%, p < .05), and better overall health (VAS 61.5 vs. 52.0, p < .05) and General Health (39.3 vs. 32.9, p < .05), but greater impairment in self-esteem (27.3 vs. 44.1, p < .01) and sexual life (49.2 vs. 63.6, p < .05). Before LSG, patients reported significant morbidity and impaired HRQoL. Although baseline characteristics were similar between men and women, gender specific differences were observed in comorbid profile and HRQoL.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 41 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 29%
Researcher 5 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 10%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Student > Postgraduate 2 5%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 10 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 15%
Psychology 3 7%
Neuroscience 2 5%
Social Sciences 2 5%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 14 34%

Attention Score in Context

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#6,799,562
of 12,299,992 outputs
Outputs from BMC Obesity
#91
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#151,005
of 344,939 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Obesity
#2
of 8 outputs
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