Psychological and social aspects of bariatric surgery

McKenzie, Samantha L.

Clinical psychology
June 2011

Thesis or dissertation


Rights
© 2011 Samantha L McKenzie. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder.
Abstract

This portfolio has three parts.The first is a systematic literature review, in which the psychological and social factors associated with successful weight loss after bariatric surgery are reviewed.The second part is an empirical paper, which investigates the experiences of women who have successfully lost weight following bariatric surgery, specifically with reference to changes in self-concept. Seven women were interviewed and emergent themes were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Nine subthemes were identified, clustered into three superordinate themes: (1) ‘obesity as socially unacceptable’, (2) ‘making a case for surgery’, and (3) ‘the slim self as socially acceptable’. Links to self-concept were made, and clinical implications were discussed.The third part of the portfolio comprises of the reflective statement and appendices.

Publisher
Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Therapies, The University of Hull
Qualification level
Doctoral
Qualification name
ClinPsyD
Language
English
Extent
Filesize: 1,846KB
Identifier
hull:4936
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