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Title in Portuguese: Analysis of portuguese language blogs about bariatric surgery: key doubts of internauts regarding the postoperative period
Author: Lívia Moreira Barros, Lívia Moreira
Frota, Natasha Marques
Araújo, Thiago Moura de
Tellez, Michelle
Ciqueto, Heloisa Helena Peres
Caetano, Joselany Áfio
Keywords: Cirurgia Bariátrica
Bariatric Surgery
Issue Date: Dec-2017
Publisher: Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity
Citation: BARROS, L. M. et al. Analysis of Portuguese language blogs about bariatric surgery: key doubts of internauts regarding the postoperative period. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, v. x, p. 1-8, dec. 2017.
Abstract: Background The Internet, particularly blogs have become an important tool for patients to disseminate and exchange infor - mation 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, complica- tions, 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.
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufc.br/handle/riufc/30198
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 1124-4909
1590-1262
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