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Body shape expectations and self-ideal body shape discrepancy in women seeking bariatric surgery: a cross-sectional study

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Title
Body shape expectations and self-ideal body shape discrepancy in women seeking bariatric surgery: a cross-sectional study
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BMC Obesity, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/s40608-014-0028-y
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Hilary I Price, Deborah M Gregory, Laurie K Twells

Abstract

Postoperative body shape expectations (BSE) of bariatric surgery candidates remain relatively unexplored, and may have important implications for weight loss outcomes, treatment satisfaction, and education. The 'Silhouette Figure Rating Scale' was administered to 69 consecutive female candidates. Self-perceived current and goal body shape and postoperative BSE in four categories; "dream, "happy", "acceptable", and "disappointed" were examined. The mean age and BMI of the sample was 43.4 ± 8.9 years and 48.8 ± 7.0 kg/m(2). Self-ideal body shape discrepancy of 4.1 ± 1.3 silhouettes was reported, indicating body image dissatisfaction. 53% incorrectly identified the silhouette associated with their actual BMI. Goal body shape (4.3 ± 0.8 silhouettes) corresponded to a BMI figure 23.1 kg/m(2)- 26.2 kg/m(2). The postoperative "dream" (4.1 ± 1.0 silhouettes), "happy" (5.0 ± 0.8 silhouettes), "acceptable" (5.3 ± 1.0 silhouettes), and "disappointed" (6.9 ± 1.0 silhouettes) BSE corresponded to silhouettes that were thinner than the thinnest silhouette clinically expected based on a 56.1% excess weight loss 1-year after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) or a 22.3% to 47.2% total body weight loss. Women seeking bariatric surgery experience body image dissatisfaction and misperceive their actual body size. BSE do not correspond with evidence-based LSG weight loss outcomes.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 17%
Researcher 4 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 13%
Student > Postgraduate 3 10%
Student > Master 3 10%
Other 7 23%
Unknown 4 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 30%
Psychology 6 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 7%
Sports and Recreations 1 3%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 7 23%

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