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Revista Psicologia e Saúde

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BIRCK, Michele Daiane  and  VIANA, Terezinha de Camargo. Post-Surgery support group for bariatric patients. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2018, vol.10, n.1, pp. 105-114. ISSN 2177-093X.

In Brazil, due to the increase in the number of people undergoing bariatric surgery, it is essential to develop studies on clinical monitoring, especially in the post-surgical period. In a specialized service, a psychoeducational group intervention was implemented with duration of two hours, totalizing nine meetings with monthly intervals. There was no restriction of gender, operative technique or time elapsed since surgery. The main topics addressed were: alcohol use, anxiety and depression, weight loss and self-esteem, compulsion change, eating disorders, weight regain, body image, social and family support, sexual and affective life. This systematic activity proved to be a protective factor in relation to episodes of sadness, anxiety and impulsive eating behaviors, contributing to the maintenance of healthier behaviors and lifestyles.

Keywords : obesity; support groups; bariatric surgery; psychology; postoperative period.

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