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The effect of psychosocial versus surgical weight loss interventions on body image: A systematic review

Hamlet, Claire; Williamson, Heidi; Moss, Timothy; Meyrick, Jane

Authors

Jane Meyrick Jane.Meyrick@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology



Abstract

Bariatric surgery is the most effective medical treatment for short and long term weight loss1 but should only be carried out once psychosocial interventions* in combination with diet and exercise changes are attempted 2. Body image (BI) dissatisfaction is cited as a key reason people seek weight loss (WL) treatment3. No systematic reviews to date have compared the impact of surgical and psychological interventions on BI, despite bariatric surgery patients losing, on average, a quarter of their initial body weight in 12 months 4, more than twice as much as those receiving psychosocial interventions5.

Presentation Conference Type Poster
Start Date Jun 28, 2016
Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Hamlet, C., Williamson, H., Moss, T., & Meyrick, J. (2016, June). The effect of psychosocial versus surgical weight loss interventions on body image: A systematic review. Poster presented at Appearance Matters 7 Conference
Keywords psychosocial, weight loss, body image
Publisher URL http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/hls/research/appearanceresearch/events/appearancemattersconference.aspx
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Appearance Matters 7
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