Assessment of the effects of a taped cognitive behavior message on postoperative complications (therapeutic suggestions under anesthesia)

George S.M. Cowan, Cynthia K. Buffington, George S.M. Cowan, Donna Hathaway

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Background: The authors studied whether playing a taped cognitive-behavior message during and immediately following bariatric surgery will improve performance of a postoperative regimen designed to enhance recovery. Methods:The double-blinded placebo-controlled study consisted of 27 morbidly obese bariatric surgical patients randomly assigned to listen to either a blank (Controls) or a positive therapeutic message audiotape (Tape). A Postoperative Regimen Checklist (PRC) quantified different parts of the postoperative recovery regimen. Results: The data showed that patients in the Tape group, compared to the Controls: 1) achieved better scores at most PRC assessment points (p<0.05), 2) required less encouragement to perform tasks (p<0.05), and 3) were discharged from the hospital a mean of 1.6 days earlier. Conclusions: A taped cognitive-behavioral message, played to patients repetitively during and immediately following bariatric surgery, is effective in enhancing postoperative compliance and reducing in-patient length of stay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number87
Pages (from-to)589-593
Number of pages5
JournalObesity Surgery
Volume11
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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Anesthesia
Tape Recording
Bariatric Surgery
Checklist
Bariatrics
Therapeutics
Compliance
Length of Stay
Placebos

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  • Surgery
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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Assessment of the effects of a taped cognitive behavior message on postoperative complications (therapeutic suggestions under anesthesia). / Cowan, George S.M.; Buffington, Cynthia K.; Cowan, George S.M.; Hathaway, Donna.

In: Obesity Surgery, Vol. 11, No. 5, 87, 01.01.2001, p. 589-593.

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