Binge Eating, Quality of Life and Physical Activity Improve after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity
Authors: Boan, Jarol; Kolotkin, Ronette; Westman, Eric; McMahon, Ross; Grant, John
Source: Obesity Surgery, Volume 14, Number 3, March 2004 , pp. 341-348(8)
Abstract:Background: Severe obesity has been associated with disordered eating, impaired quality of life (QoL), and decreased physical activity.This study examines changes in these variables 6 months after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP). Methods: 40 morbidly obese patients were evaluated at baseline and at 6 months after RYGBP on the following measures: Binge Eating Scale, Three Factor Eating Questionnaire, Impact of Weight on Quality of Life-Lite (IWQoL-Lite), and the Baseline Questionnaire of Activity. Results: 6 months after RYGBP, weight loss averaged 26.7%, and scores on measures of disordered eating, weight-related QoL, and physical activity showed statistically significant improvement from baseline. At the time of follow-up, 100% of participants achieved a score on the Binge Eating Scale that indicated no binge eating problems, and weight-related QoL scores approached those obtained by a reference sample of community volunteers. There were also improvements in the level of self-reported physical activity and television watching behavior. Conclusions: RYGBP resulted in significant improvements in disordered eating, weight-related QoL, and physical activity in addition to weight loss.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2004-03-01