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Patient experiences of adjusting to life in the first 2 years after bariatric surgery: a qualitative study

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Obesity, July 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#35 of 318)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
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Patient experiences of adjusting to life in the first 2 years after bariatric surgery: a qualitative study
Published in
Clinical Obesity, July 2017
DOI 10.1111/cob.12205
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Y. Graham, C. Hayes, P. K. Small, K. Mahawar, J. Ling


There is currently little research into the experiences of those who have undergone bariatric surgery, or how surgery affects their lives and social interactions. Adopting a constructivist grounded theory methodological approach with a constant comparative analytical framework, semi-structured interviews were carried out with 18 participants (11 female, 7 male) who had undergone permanent bariatric surgical procedures 5-24 months prior to interview. Findings revealed that participants regarded social encounters after bariatric surgery as underpinned by risk. Their attitudes towards social situations guided their social interaction with others. Three profiles of attitudes towards risk were constructed: Risk Accepters, Risk Contenders and Risk Challengers. Profiles were based on participant-reported narratives of their experiences in the first two years after surgery. The social complexities which occurred as a consequence of bariatric surgery required adjustments to patients' lives. Participants reported that social aspects of bariatric surgery did not appear to be widely understood by those who have not undergone bariatric surgery. The three risk attitude profiles that emerged from our data offer an understanding of how patients adjust to life after surgery and can be used reflexively by healthcare professionals to support both patients pre- and post-operatively.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 31%
Researcher 5 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 14%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Professor 2 7%
Other 5 17%
Unknown 2 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 7 24%
Social Sciences 6 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 10%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 4 14%

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