Journal article

Psychological and Personality Predictors of Weight Loss and Comorbid Metabolic Changes After Bariatric Surgery

Zaida Agueera, Amador Garcia-Ruiz-de-Gordejuela, Nuria Vilarrasa, Isabel Sanchez, Marta Bano, Lucia Camacho, Roser Granero, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Nuria Virgili, Rafael Lopez-Urdiales, Monica Montserrat-Gil de Bernabe, Pilar Garrido, Carmen Monasterio, Trevor Steward, Jordi Pujol-Gebelli, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Jose M Menchon



Bariatric surgery (BS) has proven to be the most effective treatment for weight loss and for improving comorbidities in severe obesity. A comprehensive psychological assessment prior to surgery is proposed to prepare patients for a successful post-surgical outcome. Therefore, the main aim of the present study was to assess psychological and personality predictors of BS outcome. The sample comprised 139 severely obese patients who underwent BS. Assessment measures included the Eating Disorders Inventory-2, the Symptom Checklist-Revised and the Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised. Our results show that favourable BS outcome, after 2 years follow up, was associated with younger age, les..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This paper was supported by grants from Instituto de Salud Carlos III (FIS PI11/00210, FIS PI14/290 and CIBERobn) and co-funded by Fondos Europeos de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER). CIBERObn, CIBERDEM and CIBERSAM are an initiative of ISCIII. The funders had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.