Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
, 24 (6), 1113-1120

Analysis of Portuguese Language Blogs About Bariatric Surgery: Key Doubts of Internauts Regarding the Postoperative Period

Affiliations

Analysis of Portuguese Language Blogs About Bariatric Surgery: Key Doubts of Internauts Regarding the Postoperative Period

Lívia Moreira Barros et al. Eat Weight Disord.

Abstract

Background: The Internet, particularly blogs have become an important tool for patients to disseminate and exchange information on a variety of health topics, including bariatric surgery. By virtue of its interactivity being free of judgement from health care providers, blogs expose gaps in patients' knowledge and understanding.

Purpose: This study analyzes the main doubts expressed in blogs by patients in the postoperative period of bariatric surgery.

Method: This is a qualitative exploratory study of 11 blogs of patients, who underwent bariatric surgery, that were available on the Internet between October 2013 and May 2017. The data were collected through a structured instrument and analyzed according to Bardin's suggestions. The sampling method used was intentional.

Results: Evolution of diet, weight loss, plateau effect, weight regain, physical exercises, physiological changes, complications, use of contraceptive and pregnancy were the main areas of concern.

Conclusion: More needs to be done to educate and prepare bariatric patients for the postoperative period. The content found in blogs serves towards building better links with patients, helps them make better decisions, and provides them an opportunity to be active participants in their own treatment.

Keywords: Bariatric surgery; Information; Internet; Postoperative period.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

References

    1. Aust Fam Physician. 2013 Aug;42(8):547-52 - PubMed

References

    1. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Nov-Dec;8(6):710-5 - PubMed

References

    1. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2011 Mar 01;5(2):340-4 - PubMed

References

    1. Curr Diab Rep. 2013 Feb;13(1):19-26 - PubMed

References

    1. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2011 Apr;21(2):229-40 - PubMed

References

    1. Med Health Care Philos. 2013 Aug;16(3):507-23 - PubMed

References

    1. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2013 May-Jun;9(3):423-7 - PubMed

References

    1. Trials. 2016 Mar 01;17(1):114 - PubMed

References

    1. Arch Surg. 2011 Nov;146(11):1300-5 - PubMed

References

    1. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Mar-Apr;8(2):225-9; discussion 229 - PubMed

References

    1. Arq Bras Cir Dig. 2015;28 Suppl 1:46-51 - PubMed

References

    1. Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being. 2014 Jan 29;9:22876 - PubMed

References

    1. Obes Surg. 2013 Oct;23(10):1669-72 - PubMed

References

    1. Nurs Stand. 2012 Aug 8-14;26(49):41-8 - PubMed

References

    1. Obes Surg. 2015 Apr;25(4):738-43 - PubMed

References

    1. Lancet. 2014 Aug 30;384(9945):766-81 - PubMed

References

    1. J Clin Pathol. 2013 Feb;66(2):90-8 - PubMed

References

    1. Br J Anaesth. 2011 Mar;106(3):319-24 - PubMed

References

    1. J Obes. 2013;2013:837989 - PubMed

References

    1. Rev Gaucha Enferm. 2013 Sep;34(3):31-7 - PubMed

References

    1. Appetite. 2012 Jun;58(3):873-81 - PubMed

References

    1. Nutr Hosp. 2013 Mar-Apr;28(2):275-85 - PubMed

References

    1. Eat Behav. 2014 Dec;15(4):619-24 - PubMed

References

    1. Obes Surg. 2012 Jun;22(6):956-66 - PubMed

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback