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Quality of Life and Body Image in Women Underwent Thighplasty

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 17, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 29, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ana Carolina Bim Tedesco, Federal University of São Paulo

Brief Summary:
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 Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Procedure: thighplasty Phase 1

Detailed Description:
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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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Quality of Life and Body Image in Women Underwent Thighplasty
Study Start Date : March 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control
No surgery
Experimental: thighplasty Procedure: thighplasty
Plastic surgery of thigh

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. questionnaire about quality of life and body image [ Time Frame: during 6 months ]
    The Questionnaires are apply three times, each 3 months, and until 6 months.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • abdominoplasty previous
  • 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.
  • gender: female
  • For control group: it supposed to be on the waiting list for thighplasty
  • For study group:they are supposed to be scheduled for thighplasty

Exclusion Criteria:

  • illiterate
  • pregnant women and/or women who have been nursing for one year or less
  • non-controled of systemic disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01453231

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University Federal of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Federal University of São Paulo
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Principal Investigator: Ana Tedesco, Master Federal University of São Paulo

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Responsible Party: Ana Carolina Bim Tedesco, Physical Therapist, Federal University of São Paulo Identifier: NCT01453231     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ATedesco
First Posted: October 17, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2013
Last Verified: May 2013

Keywords provided by Ana Carolina Bim Tedesco, Federal University of São Paulo:
bariatric surgery
plastic surgery
body image
quality of life