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Psicologia Hospitalar

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QUEIROZ, Anna Claudia M. de et al. Alimentary convictions on persons submited to bariatric surgery. Psicol. hosp. (São Paulo) [online]. 2011, vol.9, n.2, pp. 75-95. ISSN 2175-3547.

The bariatric surgery is an alternative to solve the problem of morbid obesity. The changes inherent to the process of weight loss in the postoperative period are very complex. The food beliefs are representations with defensive duties, which mediate the subject relationships with their desires and the world. The aim of this paper is to conduct an investigation of the mediation role operated by food beliefs after bariatric surgery.  A cross study with the application of the food beliefs scale (MFH)and a questionnaire developed by researchers containing 35 items was used as a method. Sixty patients who had undergone the surgery, "Fobi-Capella" for at least six months were included. Analyzing the results obtained with the scale MFH, we found a significant presence of food beliefs after bariatric surgery. We conclude that the changes imposed on the patient after gastroplasty encourage the adherence to a set of beliefs, and this is a defensive posture through many transformations experienced.

Palavras-chave : Food beliefs; Obesity; Bariatric surgery; Eating disorders.

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