Significados y vivencias en pacientes adultos sometidos a cirugía bariátrica

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.

Título traducido de la contribuciónMeanings and experiences in adult patients under going bariatric surgery
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)77-85
Número de páginas9
PublicaciónRevista Chilena de Neuro-Psiquiatria
EstadoPublicada - 1 jun. 2015

Palabras clave

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Obesity
  • Qualitative study


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