QUALITY OF LIFE POST SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY IN ALQASSIM REGION, SAUDI ARABIA
Introduction: Morbid obesity together with obesity-related diseases has a significant negative impact on the quality of life. Our study aims to assess the quality of life amongst patients with morbid obesity post-bariatric (sleeve gastrectomy) surgery in relation to their pre-operative state.
Methods: A questionnaire was developed and administered to 298 patients, 52% of the participants were females. The highest percentage (42.3%) was in the age group 30-40 years. The mean preoperative weight was 127kg, and the preoperative BMI was 46.6Kg/m2. The quality of life assessed regarding various criteria such as physical pain, psychological manifestation and self-esteem.
Results: There is an overall noticeable improvement in practicing different activities; Patients are able to participate in various sports (61%) with no marked alteration in terms of social activity. Productivity in terms of everyday work tasks was enhanced (57%) compared to the pre-operative Regarding post-operative pain, (57%) reported experiencing post-operative pain, the majority of these (64%) experienced post-operative pain for a total duration of less than one month. the percentage of patients who said that there is much improvement in their health status compared to their preoperative situation was higher in those who had preoperative chronic illness.
Conclusion: sleeve gastrectomy for patients with morbid obesity showed a tremendous positive impact on the quality of life of the majority of patients
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