Pre- and Postoperative Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Patients Accepted for Bariatric Surgery
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between the potential predictive psychological variables and success after bariatric surgery. The investigators will also investigate the purpose of a pre- and postoperative psychological intervention.
Condition or disease
Bariatric surgery is the treatment of choice for morbid obesity, but it does not lead to equal results in every patients. Research about personality factors involved in successful outcome after bariatric surgery has led to contrasting results. The existing literature about potential predictors of success after bariatric surgery is far from conclusive. The investigators want to evaluate preoperatively by standardized diagnostic interviews (MINI, SCID-II) and rating scales and questionnaires to assess co-morbid psychopathology. The same evaluation will be done after 1,2 and 5 years. The investigators will look for a relationship between psychological variables and success after bariatric surgery, including amount of weight loss, psychiatric comorbidity, quality of life and employment. The investigators will also investigate the purpose of an pre- and postoperative psychological intervention. Patients on a waiting list for bariatric surgery are randomised to an intervention- and a control group. The intervention is based on cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness, 6 weeks preoperative and two weeks postoperative programme. Outcome measures are amount of weight loss, psychiatric comorbidity, quality of life and employment.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 65 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients on a waiting list for bariatric surgery at Haugesund hospital
H.Ø.Lier, E. Biringer, H. Eriksen, T. Tangen. Subjective health complaints in a sample with morbid obesity and the complaints' relation with work ability. Poster presentation, 17 th European congress of psychiatry, January 24-28, 2009- Lisbon, Portugal
Lier H, Biringer E, Stubhaug B, Eriksen HR, Tangen T. Patient outcome expectancy from bariatric surgery. European Psychiatry 25 (supplement 1), 2010 819. 18 th European Congress of Psychiatry. February 27, March 2, 2010-Munich, Germany
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