Early Post-Surgical Predictors of Weight Loss Outcomes of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

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This study aims to identify early post-surgical predictors of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) outcomes. While bariatric surgery is the most effective method of achieving substantial and sustainable weight loss, not all patients who undergo bariatric surgery achieve optimal outcomes. Early identification of patients who are likely to have poor outcomes would permit targeting of intervention efforts aimed at improving outcomes. Efforts to identify pre-surgical predictors of outcomes have resulted in inconsistent findings. Research examining post-surgical predictors of outcome suggests that attending follow-up appointments and adhering to post-surgical eating and activity recommendations may be associated with better weight loss and quality of lifeoutcomes. However, there is limited research examining early biopsychosocial (e.g., early weight loss, body image, social support) predictors for surgical outcomes. This study includes three projects addressing these gaps in the literature; (1) a systematic literature review of early post-surgical predictors of outcomes following bariatric surgery for obesity, (2) a cross-sectional study of biopsychosocial correlates of surgical outcomes in obese adults undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, (3) a prospective mixed methods multiple baseline design examining 3, 6 and 9 month biopsychosocial predictors of 12-month surgical outcomes in obese adults undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.

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Associate Professor Leah Brennan Principal Supervisor

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