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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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MENSORIO, Marinna  and  COSTA-JUNIOR, Áderson. Psychological intervention to candidates for surgery bariatric in a public hospital in Brazil. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.1, pp.120-127. ISSN 1726-4634.

We evaluated a psychological intervention program to patients eligible for bariatric surgery, performing lifting coping strategies, anxiety manifestations and lifestyle changes, comparing them to obese patients without exposure to the intervention. The cognitive-behavioral program consists of 12 group sessions, in which they are addressed issues relevant to the process of habit change and preparation for surgery. The comparison of pre and post-intervention and between groups showed improvements in the experimental group. It is highlighted the importance of continued counseling as a promoter of skills required to face adverse situations of obesity and treatment. Studies with larger samples, and more attention to anxiety variables are suggested.

Keywords : Obesity; Bariatric surgery; Anxiety; Coping strategies.

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