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Self-Management Behaviors in Obese Patients Undergoing Surgery Based on General and Specific Adherence Scales
Zahra Sobhani , Masoud Amini , Maryam Zarnaghash , Seyed Vahid Hosseini , Reza Foroutan
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BACKGROUND
Adherence has been defined as the degree to which a patient’s voluntary behavior corresponds with the clinical recommendations of health care providers. The aim of this study was to predict self-management behaviors in obese patients undergoing surgery based on general and specific adherence scales.
METHODS 
All obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery in Ghadir Mother and Child Hospital, Shiraz, Iran from April 2017 to September 2017 were enrolled. By using available sampling method, 201 patients with BMI above 35 (36.43±35.11) and in the age range of18-65 years (13.38±80/5) were selected. A questionnaire containing general adherence scale (GAS), specific adherence scale (SAS) and post-surgery self-management behaviors questionnaire (BSSQ) was completed by all patients. 
RESULTS
The general and specific adherence scales were significant predictors for self-management behaviors after surgery, and positive relation was found for general and specific adherence scales with self-management behaviors. 
CONCLUSION
Self-management behaviors regarding eating behaviors, supplements, fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and fluid intake, physical activity, dumping syndrome management have significant relationship with general and specific adherence scales. So increasing knowledge, skills, motivation, self-confidence, self-efficacy and self-monitoring of obese patients after surgery seem necessary.
Keywords: General adherence, Specific adherence, Self-management behaviors, Surgery, Obesity
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2017/11/23
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