Journal of Obesity / 2016 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Receptivity to Bariatric Surgery in Qualified Patients

Table 3

Mean scores for responses to questions regarding receptivity to bariatric surgery.

InterestedNot interestedRelative risk (95% CI)

Past weight loss success2.3 (0.6)2.5 (0.6)0.71 (0.57–0.87)
Dieting has helped me manage my weight in the past2.7 (1.2)3.3 (1.2)0.74 (0.63–0.87)
Exercise has helped me manage my weight in the past3.1 (1.1)3.6 (1.2)0.77 (0.66–0.90)
Weight loss medication has helped me manage my weight in the past2.0 (1.1)1.9 (1.2)1.07 (0.92–1.25)
Diets are easy to stick to1.9 (0.9)2.2 (1.0)0.81 (0.66–1.00)
Exercise is easy to stick to2.2 (1.0)2.5 (1.1)0.83 (0.69–0.99)
I have lost weight in the past but cannot keep it off (i)1.7 (1.2)2.2 (1.1)Not estimable

Receptivity to surgery2.7 (0.5)2.1 (0.6)1.90 (1.56–2.31)
Surgery will help maintain my current weight2.7 (1.5)2.3 (1.1)1.80 (1.63–1.99)
Surgery would be a last resort (i)2.8 (1.3)1.5 (1.1)1.79 (1.64–1.96)
Surgery will cause a drastic change in my eating habits (i)1.8 (1.0)2.2 (1.3)0.79 (0.65–0.96)
Surgery will cause a drastic change in my lifestyle (i)1.8 (1.1)2.3 (1.3)0.74 (0.61–0.90)
I believe surgery will be effective in helping me reach my goal weight4.5 (0.8)2.7 (1.3)2.85 (2.21–3.68)

Positive social support regarding surgery3.5 (1.2)2.7 (0.9)1.86 (1.51–2.29)
My family approves of surgery3.8 (1.3)2.5 (1.2)1.75 (1.48–2.08)
My partner approves of surgery3.9 (1.3)2.4 (1.2)1.85 (1.53–2.22)
My friends approve of surgery3.7 (1.2)2.6 (1.1)1.76 (1.49–2.07)
People will judge me if I get bariatric surgery (i)2.3 (1.2)2.3 (1.3)1.02 (0.87–1.19)

Financial concerns regarding surgery1.8 (0.7)2.6 (0.8)0.49 (0.40–0.60)
I would get surgery if the costs were covered (i)1.5 (1.0)3.6 (1.4)0.40 (0.31–0.52)
I would pay for surgery myself 2.2 (1.2)1.6 (1.0)1.36 (1.20–1.56)

Data are presented as mean (SD) and as relative risk (95% confidence interval) adjusted for BMI, sex, and age. Scores are on a scale of 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). (i) signifies inverted score for category score calculation (i.e., 1 = strongly agree and 5 = strongly disagree).
Significantly different from being interested in bariatric surgery ().

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