Gastric bypasskirugi
: patientupplevelser ur psykosocialt och krppsligt perspektiv

Translated title of the thesis: Gastric bypass surgery: patient experinces of psychosocial and physical perspective
  • Anne-Marie Karlsson
  • Maria Nilsson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Obesity is one of the most serious health problems in the world. Obesity in both adolescence and adulthood is associated with increased mortality. Permanent weight loss reduces the risk of dying prematurely. Gastric bypass is a surgery that helps obese people to lose weight and provides a reduced nutrient intake. The aim was to highlight people's psychosocial and physical sensations after gastric bypass surgery. The work is designed as a literature review and based on ten critically examined qualitative and quantitative articles. Analysis of the literature identified four major themes resulting from the completion of gastric bypass surgery. These can be described as: emotional changes, control of food intake, quality of life resulting from body changes and experiences in different relationships. The conclusion shows that the perceived quality of life was improved or was good, although there were exceptions. 

    Date of Award2014-Jan-16
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorJane Björkman Holmström (Supervisor) & Gerth Hedov (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 22,5 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • gastric bypass
    • psychosocial changes
    • perception
    • experience

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