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Den påbörjade resan mot ett nytt liv efter att ha genomgått en Obesitasoperation: En litteraturbaserad studie
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The beginning of a journey towards a new life after undergoing a Bariatric surgery : A literature-based study (English)
Abstract [en]

Background Obesity has become a worldwide health problem that keeps on increasing. Overweight and obesity has increased due to energetic food with a high fat content, decreased physical activity, change of lifestyle and life environment. Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective method for treatment of obesity and decreases diseases related to obesity.

Aim The aim of this study was to describe patients´ experience after undergoing Bariatric surgery.

Method The method used was a literature-based study with the aim to contribute to evidence based care with an analysis based on qualitative research.

Results The main themes were- The journey to a healthier lifestyle, the relationship to food that effects the daily life, Disappointments after the surgery and experiences of the need for support. To achieve a successful weight-loss patients´ need to have functional coping strategies. Nurses need to increase their knowledge to be able to support the patients´ according to their needs.

Conclusion The result showed that obesity surgery is the best treatment for patients who has functional coping strategies. Some patients need support to handle their food addictions so that other unhealthy addictions do not arise. Results of the study showed that a majority of the patients are in need of more support from the healthcare system such as psychological help, to find alternative strategies to cope with the everyday life and their changing body.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
Bariatric surgery, life experience, patient experience, qualitative study, support
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14117Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-14117DiVA, id: diva2:1337782
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2019-07-23 Created: 2019-07-17 Last updated: 2019-07-23Bibliographically approved

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