Background Obesity influences all aspects of the life of obese patients physically, psychologically, socially and monetarily, it is not only a disease but rather a beginning point of a group of ailments and inabilities, which gradually impacts and changes all aspects of their life. Objectives The changes in the Quality of life in respect to the amount of access weight lost after sleeve gastrectomy. Patients, materials and methods A prospective longitudinal study evaluating 40 female patients who underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy within 4 years, starting from July 4th, 2012 up to July 5th, 2016. Results More than three-quarter of the patients were not satisfied with their body before their operation, but six to twelve months after their weight loss; (N = 36, 90%) of them were satisfied with their new body image. Half of the patients were unhappy before their operation, but twelve months later (N = 31, 77.5%) of them became much happier. Regarding satisfaction with the body image, noticeable improvement occurred since (N = 36, 90%) of them were satisfied with their new body image. While, most of them have had low self-esteem and (N 27, 67.5%) of the patients had no self-esteem at all, 12 months after the operation (N = 35, 87.5%) felt great improvement in their self-esteem (p-value =.040). A significant decrease in appetite was noticed in (N = 39, 97.5%) of the patients after 12 months. Conclusion Significant changes in the parallel pattern to the extent of EWL were noticed in the quality of life of morbidly obese patients after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.
Ahmed, H. O. (2018). Pattern of changes in quality of life of obese patients after sleeve gastrectomy in Sulaimani provence –Kurdistan-Iraq, based on 4 years experience in two bariatric centers. Annals of Medicine and Surgery, 26, 9–14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amsu.2017.12.008