Significados y vivencias en pacientes adultos sometidos a cirugía bariátrica

Translated title of the contribution: Meanings and experiences in adult patients under going bariatric surgery

Lecaros B. Javiera, Cruzat Mandich Claudia, Díaz Castrillón Fernanda, Moore I. Catalina

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Introduction: Obesity is a public health problem and Chile prevalence has increased in recent years, showing a higher percentage of overweight in adult men and of obesity in adult women. In this context, bariatric surgery appears to be a feasible, alternative. Objective: To describe meanings and experiences of adult patients who have undergone bariatric surgery in private clinics. Method: A qualitative approach based on Grounded Theory was used. The sample selection was made trough key informants and snowball, and was composed of 8 women and 3 men. To collect data semi-structured in depth interviews were used, and data analysis was performed trough open coding. Results: Three categories emerge from descriptive analysis: 1) Motivations and expectations regarding bariatric surgery; 2) Experiences in relation to overweight, and 3) Experiences in relation to food. Conclusions: Further investigation is needed from the subjectivity of the patients themselves, given the impact that obesity and bariatric surgery hason people's lives.

Translated title of the contributionMeanings and experiences in adult patients under going bariatric surgery
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)77-85
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Chilena de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2015


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