Upplevelser efter obesitaskirurgi

Translated title of the thesis: Experiences after obesity surgery
  • Elin Nilsson
  • Linn Svensson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: Obese people often experience illness and low quality of life which can be expressed in physical complications, stigma and discrimination. Obesity surgery is a method to help obese people to lose weight. The majority of people who chose obesity surgery are women. Women are thought to be more effected mentally by their obesity in lower BMI than men. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe the experiences of female patients after obesity surgery. Method: The study was constructed as a general literature review based on eleven scientific articles. Results: The patients experienced that the time after surgery had changed their lives. The experience was both positive and negative. The experience of getting a second chance in life and the experience of changed relationship to food was common feelings. Conclusion: The surgery helps women to eat smaller portions because of the diminished stomach, but doesn’t cure the underlying psychosocial problems they might have before surgery. Nurses have an important task in supporting and guiding these women.

    Date of Award2011-May-04
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorAnne Magnusson (Supervisor)

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • morbid obesity
    • experiences
    • female patients
    • obesity surgery

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