Long Term Weight Loss Is The Desired End Result Following Gastric Bypass Surgery

1424 Words Mar 13th, 2016 6 Pages
Long-term weight loss is the desired end-result following gastric bypass surgery. However, this long-term goal is contingent upon lifestyle changes, including nutrition and exercise. More importantly, postoperative gastric bypass patients often have limited knowledge with regard to how to maximize weight loss. In order to measure changes and progress, two critical concepts to achieve optimal weight loss results are body mass index (BMI) and calculation of daily caloric intake. It is imperative to find out the status of respondents in post gastric bypass surgery (P), if ongoing nutrition and lifestyle training (I) compared to standard postoperative guidance (C) result in greater weight loss and decreased BMI (O) over a period of time (T)? Some of the expected outcomes of this proposed EBP change include an increase in patient knowledge of healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices designed to maximize weight loss and BMI reduction. Having these goals in mind, the synthesis literature exercise enabled the proponent of this study to consider the research findings of four different research initiatives having a shared theme in following the progress of patients who went through Gastric Bypass surgery. It is interesting to note that the researchers in the said experiments claimed significant changes in the weight loss of the patients. However, there were different approaches that were utilized and there was not a single research design that integrated the impact of both lifestyle…
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