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A 5-Year Prospective Quality of Life Analysis Following Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding for Morbid Obesity.
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PMID:  21553303     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: In addition to actual weight loss and the possible resolution of obesity-related co-morbidities following bariatric surgery, another widely recognized important outcome measure is the improvement of quality of life (QOL). METHODS: Disease-specific quality of life (DSQOL) and general health-related quality of life (HRQOL) were measured preoperatively and at 1 and 5 years postoperatively following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) for morbid obesity. The Moorehead-Ardelt questionnaire was used for DSQOL assessments and a generic 15-dimensional questionnaire (15D) was used for HRQOL measurements. In addition, HRQOL was compared with that of the age- and gender-standardized general population. RESULTS: DSQOL scores were significantly improved on all domains after 1 year from the operation and this improvement was maintained at 5 years. This improvement was also seen in the total HRQOL scores. Despite this improvement, the HRQOL after LAGB remained worse compared to the age- and gender-standardized general population. CONCLUSIONS: DSQOL and HRQOL improve both significantly after LAGB. This QOL improvement is maintained at 5-year follow-up although QOL does not reach the level of the general population.
Mika Helmiö; Paulina Salminen; Harri Sintonen; Jari Ovaska; Mikael Victorzon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1708-0428     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, Turku University Hospital, PL 52, Turku, 20521, Finland,
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