Psychological intervention to candidates for surgery Bariatric in a public hospital in Brazil

Authors

  • Marinna Mensorio CAPES Foundation, Ministry of Education of Brasil. Brasília, Brasil. Facultad de Psicología, Universitat de Valéncia. Valencia, España.
  • Áderson Costa-Júnior CAPES Foundation, Ministry of Education of Brasil. Brasília, Brasil. Facultad de Psicología, Universitat de Valéncia. Valencia, España. Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade de Brasília. Brasília, Brasil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2016.331.1941

Keywords:

Obesity, Bariatric surgery, Anxiety, Coping strategies

Abstract

We evaluated a psychological intervention program to patients eligible for bariatric surgery, performing lifting coping strategies, anxiety manifestations and lifestyle changes, comparing them to obese patients without exposure to the intervention. The cognitive-behavioral program consists of 12 group sessions, in which they are addressed issues relevant to the process of habit change and preparation for surgery. The comparison of pre and post-intervention and between groups showed improvements in the experimental group. It is highlighted the importance of continued counseling as a promoter of skills required to face adverse situations of obesity and treatment. Studies with larger samples, and more attention to anxiety variables are suggested.

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Published

2016-02-24

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Brief Report

How to Cite

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Mensorio M, Costa-Júnior Áderson. Psychological intervention to candidates for surgery Bariatric in a public hospital in Brazil. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2016 Feb. 24 [cited 2024 Jun. 18];33(1):120-7. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1941

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