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Citation

Lim RBC, Zhang MWB, Ho RCM. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018; 15(7): e15071519.

Affiliation

Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119074, Singapore. pcmrhcm@nus.edu.sg.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2018, MDPI: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

DOI

10.3390/ijerph15071519

PMID

30021983

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Prior meta-analysis has reported mortality rates among post-operative bariatric patients, but they have not considered psychiatric factors like suicide contributing to mortality.

OBJECTIVES: The current meta-analysis aims to determine the pooled prevalence for mortality and suicide amongst cohorts using reported suicides post bariatric surgery. It is also the aim of the current meta-analytical study to determine moderators that could account for the heterogeneity found.

RESULTS: In our study, the pooled prevalence of mortality in the studies which reported suicidal mortality was 1.8% and the prevalence of suicide was 0.3%. Mean body mass index (BMI) and the duration of follow-up appear to be significant moderators.

CONCLUSIONS: Given the prevalence of suicide post bariatric surgery, it is highly important for bariatric teams to consider both the medical and psychiatric well-being of individuals pre- and post-operatively.


Language: en

Keywords

bariatric surgery; meta-analysis; mortality; suicide

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