SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.22 issue1Emotional intelligence: theory, research, measurement, applications, and controversiesAntisocial and delictive behaviors questionnaire: psychometric evidences of a briefed version author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

Print version ISSN 0102-7972On-line version ISSN 1678-7153


OLIVEIRA, Jena Hanay Araujo de  and  YOSHIDA, Elisa Medici Pizão. Psychological evaluation of grade III obese patients before and after Bariatric Surgery. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.1, pp.12-19. ISSN 0102-7972.

This study evaluates depression, anxiety, psychopathologic symptoms, alexithymia and defensive style of grade III obese patients, before and after bariatric surgery. The study followed a cross-sectional design, with a group of surgical candidates (Gr1, N=32) and one of postoperative patients (Gr2, N=33) between 6 and 33 months after the surgery. Instruments: Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Symptom Assessment Scale (EAS-40), Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-26) and Defensive Style Questionnaire (DSQ-40). The results pointed to low levels of depression, anxiety, psychopathological symptoms and alexithymia in both groups, although those of Gr2 were significantly lower than those of Gr1 (p<0.05). Concerning the defensive style, Gr1 showed more immature defense (p<0. 02) than Gr2.

Keywords : Severe obesity; defense mechanisms; alexithymia; psychopathological symptoms; depression.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf epdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License