Perceptions of patients in the waiting line for bariatric surgery: contributions from the experience of an educational process

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Evangelista, Mayara Martins
Dos Santos, Loiane Letícia
Barradas, Nayara Cabral
Buzello, Ludmila Crespo
Ito, Iara Tocico
Vieira, Carla Maria [UNESP]
de Oliveira, Maria Rita Marques [UNESP]

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The present study is a qualitative research with the objective of analyzing the perceptions of patients in the face of the challenges in the bariatric surgery line through focal groups. All patients were treated with an outpatient protocol, however, they were divided into two groups, one participated in the educational process and the other did not. Four categories of analysis were drawn up and discussed in the light of the current literature. Patients from the educational process were able to express themselves with greater positivity in view of the challenges and they showed better resources for going through the emotional suffering, the worsening of comorbidities and the risk of death. The results show the potential of education in health and of group work in the promotion of self-care and well-being.



Bariatric surgery, Focus group, Health education, Obesity, Qualitative research

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Interface: Communication, Health, Education, v. 26.