Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between preoperative psychological factors and percentage of total weight loss (%TWL) after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) to identify possible psychological therapy targets to improve the outcome of bariatric surgery. Methods: Seventy-six patients completed the Hamilton's Anxiety and Depression Scales (HAM-A, HAM-D) and Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) the day before surgery (T0). The pre-operative body weight and the %TWL at 3 (T1), 6 (T2), and 24–30 (T3) months were collected. Results: At T3, depressed and alexithymic patients showed a lower %TWL compared to non-depressed patients (p = 0.03) and to non-alexithymic patients (p = 0.02), respectively. Finally, patients who had at least one of the three analyzed psychological factors showed less weight loss, at T2 (p = 0.02) and T3 (p = 0.0004). Conclusions: Psychological factors may also affect long-term outcome of bariatric surgery. This study shows an association between alexithymia/depression pre-operative levels and the weight loss at 30 months’follow-up after bariatric surgery. Level of evidence: Level III, longitudinal cohort study.

Lai, C., Aceto, P., Santucci, F. R., Pierro, L., Petrucci, I., Cacioppo, M., Castelnuovo, G., Sollazzi, L., Bellantone, R., Raffaelli, M., Preoperative psychological characteristics affecting mid-term outcome after bariatric surgery: a follow-up study, <<EATING AND WEIGHT DISORDERS>>, 2020; (Marzo): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.1007/s40519-020-00892-w] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/151708]

Preoperative psychological characteristics affecting mid-term outcome after bariatric surgery: a follow-up study

Lai C.
Primo
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Aceto P.
Secondo
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Petrucci I.
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Castelnuovo G.
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Sollazzi L.
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Bellantone R.
Penultimo
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Raffaelli M.
Ultimo
Membro del Collaboration Group
2020

Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between preoperative psychological factors and percentage of total weight loss (%TWL) after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) to identify possible psychological therapy targets to improve the outcome of bariatric surgery. Methods: Seventy-six patients completed the Hamilton's Anxiety and Depression Scales (HAM-A, HAM-D) and Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) the day before surgery (T0). The pre-operative body weight and the %TWL at 3 (T1), 6 (T2), and 24–30 (T3) months were collected. Results: At T3, depressed and alexithymic patients showed a lower %TWL compared to non-depressed patients (p = 0.03) and to non-alexithymic patients (p = 0.02), respectively. Finally, patients who had at least one of the three analyzed psychological factors showed less weight loss, at T2 (p = 0.02) and T3 (p = 0.0004). Conclusions: Psychological factors may also affect long-term outcome of bariatric surgery. This study shows an association between alexithymia/depression pre-operative levels and the weight loss at 30 months’follow-up after bariatric surgery. Level of evidence: Level III, longitudinal cohort study.
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Lai, C., Aceto, P., Santucci, F. R., Pierro, L., Petrucci, I., Cacioppo, M., Castelnuovo, G., Sollazzi, L., Bellantone, R., Raffaelli, M., Preoperative psychological characteristics affecting mid-term outcome after bariatric surgery: a follow-up study, <>, 2020; (Marzo): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.1007/s40519-020-00892-w] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/151708]
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