När magen krympte
: patientupplevelser före och efter överviktskirurgi

Translated title of the thesis: When the stomach shrunk: patients’ experiences before and after bariatric surgery
  • Nathalie Olin
  • Renée Roos

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: The number of bariatric surgeries performed globally is increasing in relation to an escalating obesity epidemic. Bariatric surgery leads to life-changing processes and put demands on health care staff to have knowledge about these changes from the patients’ perspective.

    Purpose: The purpose of the literature review was to illuminate patients’ experiences before and after bariatric surgery.

    Method: Thirteen scientific articles were reviewed and analysed. The combination resulted in a theme and five presented subcategories.

    Results: Bariatric surgery became the last chance to a better life for the patients. They had expectations of a changed life, which in many cases to great disappointment didn’t became better. The patients experienced that the mental health was disacknowledged while going through bariatric surgery and was something they wished that the health care staff had focused more on.

    Conclusion: Bariatric surgery is a life-changing process, why it’s important for the nurse to understand the experiences of the patient, even the emotional experience.

    Date of Award2014-Sept-19
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorHelena Larsson (Supervisor) & Liselotte Jakobsson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • bariatric surgery
    • patient
    • experience

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