Patient Perspectives About Follow-Up Care and Weight Regain Following Sleeve Gastrectomy

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dc.contributor.author Lauti, Melanie en
dc.contributor.author Stevenson, S en
dc.contributor.author Hill, Andrew en
dc.contributor.author MacCormick, Andrew en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-24T21:48:46Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Obesity surgery 26(11):2724-2731 Nov 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 0960-8923 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31137 en
dc.description.abstract Weight regain following sleeve gastrectomy is an increasingly recognised and important problem. Similar to other centres, we have noticed an association between the onset of weight regain and discharge from the bariatric service. We aimed to elucidate this further from the patient perspective.Patients at least 2 years from sleeve gastrectomy, who had experienced weight regain, were invited to participate in a focus group discussion. Participants were asked to complete a demographic survey and discussions were audio-recorded. Transcripts underwent content analysis using an inductive approach.Thirty-eight participants participated in one of seven focus group discussions. The majority of participants were female, European and satisfied with the surgery and follow-up care. Participants described positive and negative aspects of the surgery, their follow-up care and causes of weight regain. Important emergent themes included the desire for more support, that is delivered within the overarching principles of providing individualised, specialised care by providers that maintain good rapport and assist in maintaining motivation. Furthermore, this follow-up support may be delivered in non-traditional ways rather than conventional face-to-face consultations.Explorative focus group discussions in a group of patients who had regained weight following sleeve gastrectomy revealed a desire for more support after discharge from the bariatric service. en
dc.format.medium Print-Electronic en
dc.language eng en
dc.publisher Springer Verlag (Germany) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Obesity Surgery en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Patient Perspectives About Follow-Up Care and Weight Regain Following Sleeve Gastrectomy en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11695-016-2178-0 en
pubs.issue 11 en
pubs.begin-page 2724 en
pubs.volume 26 en
dc.identifier.pmid 27094878 en
pubs.end-page 2731 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 526936 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id South Auckland clinical school en
pubs.org-id Surgery Department en
dc.identifier.eissn 1708-0428 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-11-25 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2016-04-19 en
pubs.dimensions-id 27094878 en


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