MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Elizabeth F. Lowe
W. Andrew Clark, Alison K. Schaefer
The purpose of this study was to determine if post-operative serum albumin and percentage of weight loss improved in patients who received formalized pre-operative nutrition counseling. Nutrition intervention was measured quantitatively. A retrospective review of records was conducted on 77 RYGB patients (68 female subjects and 9 male subjects), ages 21-64, during January 2001 through January 2006.
The results indicated that patients who received pre-operative nutrition intervention had better clinical outcomes of serum albumin than those with no nutrition intervention from a registered dietitian. However, outcomes regarding percentage of weight loss varied. Both pre-operatively and at the 3 month post-operative visit the weight of subjects who received nutrition intervention seemed to be increasing by the 6 month post-operative visit the subjects with no nutrition intervention had lost more weight.
Thesis - Open Access
Angus, Jennifer Michelle, "A Study of Clinical Outcomes Using Serum Albumin and Percentage of Weight Loss following Nutritional Intervention in Post-Operative Bariatric Patients." (2007). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2144. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/2144
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