As a result of the growing number of people with obesity, the popularity of bariatric surgery has been systematically increasing. It has not yet been explored whether an individual
education of the patient can contribute to long-term success in weight reduction a fterbariatrictreatment. The study aimed to implement and compare the effects of different education methods, versus receiving one-time written information in the form of a guide book, on patient involvement in abiding by lifestyle recommendations after LSG bariatric treatment.
The study included 160 patients with morbid obesity. The education session study participants were 100 patients after sleeve gastrectomy, with whom three education sessions
were planned, and who were enrolled in the study. The control group consisted of 60 patients wonder wents sleeve gastrectomy, and before discharge from the department, they received one-time written recommendations in the form of a guide book.
We confirmed that the three education sessions we conducted with the study group after LSG had a significant impact on weight loss. The control group, which received only written information achieved weightloss and abided by the written recommendations, however to a lesser extent than the study group. The difference was evident particularly in motivation to adhere to recommendations and check-ups, which was significantly lower (p<0.001) after a year of observation in the control group.
This study results should encourage the establishment of education as a permanent element of the LSG procedure.
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