Patienters upplevelser av livssituationen efter Bariatrisk kirurgi

Translated title of the thesis: Lived Experience after Bariatric Surgery
  • Bethelhem Mekonnen

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: The treatment of severe obesity with Bariatric surgery has shown a dramatic increase. The goal of Bariatric surgery is through weight loss, reduce morbidity and mortality. However, the physical, mental and social life of the patients is affected following the surgery. Purpose: The aim of this study is to describe what patients experience in their life situation after undergoing Bariatric Surgery. Method: The study was conducted as a literature study and was based on 11 scientific articles. Results: The results are presented in five main catego-ries reflecting what people experience in their life situation after undergoing Bariatric Sur-gery: altered body image, sense of changing relationships, positive and negative feelings re-lated to the surgery, feelings related to their altered feeding behavior, and health-related expe-riences. Conclusion: Apart from weight loss, Bariatric surgery can also have both positive and negative impacts on the physical and psychosocial lives of patients. It is therefore im-portant that health professionals have knowledge about what Bariatric patients may experi-ence in their lives, so that they can provide them with appropriate guidance and support.

    Date of Award2014-Aug-08
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorElisabeth Renmarker (Supervisor) & Kerstin Blomqvist (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • bariatric surgery
    • obesity
    • patient experience
    • life situation
    • literature review

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