Perceived Social Support for Exercise and Weight Loss in Adolescents Undergoing Sleeve Gastrectomy.

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Obesity surgery, ISSN: 1708-0428, Vol: 28, Issue: 2, Page: 421-426

Publication Year:
2018
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https://hsrc.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/smhs_psych_facpubs/390
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28770423
DOI:
10.1007/s11695-017-2853-9
Author(s):
Mackey, Eleanor Race; Olson, Alexandra; Merwin, Stephanie; Wang, Jichuan; Nadler, Evan P
Publisher(s):
Springer Nature
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Medicine; Nursing; Mental and Social Health; Psychiatry; Psychiatry and Psychology
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Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for youth with severe obesity. However, outcomes are variable and there remains sparse understanding of predictors of weight loss following surgery. The current study examines the role of adolescent-reported pre-operative social support around exercise, binge eating, and exercise to predict excess body mass index (EBMI) loss from 3 to 12 months post-surgery.