Characteristics of marital improvement following obesity surgery

Colleen S.W. Rand, Karen Kowalske, John M. Kuldau

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Abstract

Three years after obesity surgery, 14 of 41 married patients considered their marriage satisfactory and attributed marital improvement to the surgery. This selected group was contacted at five years to expand upon aspects of improvement and current marital satisfaction. Increased frequency and enjoyment of social activities, improved sexual relationships, and positive personal changes such as increased self-confidence were described. Differences between patients in improved and deteriorated marriages are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-223
Number of pages4
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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