The overall goal of this study is to obtain detailed information that will allow a careful assessment of psychopathology, quality of life and eating behavior pre-surgically and at regular intervals for 2 years after the surgical intervention.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Psychosocial Issues and Bariatric Surgery|
|Study Start Date:||January 2007|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2014|
- Patients undergoing bariatric surgery will experience significant decreases in the rates of psychopathology, in particular depressive illness, and significant improvements in quality of life, post-operatively.
- Untreated psychopathology that persists well beyond the surgery (e.g. to one-year follow-up) or that develops post-operatively will be associated with less weight loss and decreased quality of life.
- Untreated psychopathology at the time of bariatric surgery, including affective disorders and substance abuse/alcohol abuse will be associated with increased short-term (e.g. 90 day) complications (e.g. problems with plugging, vomiting, and dehydration)
- Syndromal/subsyndromal eating disorders prior to surgery including binge eating disorder and night eating syndrome will be associated with eating disorder symptoms and less weight loss at long-term follow-up.
|United States, New York|
|Columbia University Medical Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10032|
|Cornell University Medical Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|United States, North Dakota|
|Neuropsychiatric Research Institute|
|Fargo, North Dakota, United States, 58107|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University of Pittsburgh Medical Center|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15261|