Psychological factors influencing weight loss and weight regain following bariatric surgery

Claire Reynolds

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This thesis investigated the influence that psychological factors have on treatment success following weight loss surgery. I first examined the definition of treatment success; second, tested a range of preoperative psychological factors that may predict weight loss at longer term follow up, and third, tested whether a cognitive behavioural model provided a good account of weight regain in bariatric surgery patients. Results showed that poorer psychological well-being predicted lower levels of weight loss at short (i.e. 1 - 2 years) and longer (2 -8 years) term follow-ups, but that the effect was relatively small.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date5 Jun 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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