Quality of Life and Body Image in Women Underwent Thighplasty
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01453231
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : October 17, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 29, 2013
Federal University of São Paulo
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ana Carolina Bim Tedesco, Federal University of São Paulo
Obesity is a chronic disease now considered a major public health concern in the global context, as it causes or exacerbates many diseases limitations in providing quality of life and higher treatment costs. The increase in the number of patients undergoing bariatric surgery and the excess skin and subcutaneous tissue adjacent to slimming collaborate in the search for growth by plastic surgery. Currently several techniques of thighplasty has been submitted but no studies were found that evaluated the characteristic clinical and emotional resulting from this procedure. This study has as a goal to evaluate the body image and quality of life in women submitted to thighplasty.
Condition or disease
The patients have been evaluated for two different questionnaires, the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Examination (BDDE) and Impact Weight on Quality of Life - Lite (IWQoL-Lite). The sample consists of 50 patients with the desire to undergo to the thighplasty. However 25 are from study group and 25 control group. Just the study group was undergoing plastic surgery. The questionnaires have applied by signing the consent form, after 3 and 6 months both groups. This study is a clinical trial, control, primary, longitudinal, no random, analytical, held in a single center.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
35 Years to 50 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
control of systemic disease
Adults at the age of 35 and 50 years old
had reached massive weight loss less by bariatric surgery or similar than 30 kg/m2 for a minimum of 12 months or more.
For control group: it supposed to be on the waiting list for thighplasty
For study group:they are supposed to be scheduled for thighplasty
pregnant women and/or women who have been nursing for one year or less