To determine whether bariatric surgery is associated with an improvement in adjusted quality of life outcomes among patients with obesity.
Prospective cohort study.
Tertiary Victorian public hospital.
82 patients who underwent primary bariatric surgery at a tertiary public hospital who had completed self-assessment questionnaires relating to quality of life prior to and post bariatric surgery.
Change in adjusted quality of life outcome scores.
At a median of 5 years post bariatric surgery, participants demonstrated statistically significant improvements in median AQoL-8D utility (0.135 [CI95% 0.05 – 0.19], p value <0.0001) and Beck Depression Inventory (17 [CI95% 12-20], p value = 0.021) scores. SF-36 scores improved in the domains of physical functioning, role limitations due to physical health and general health. Dysphagia and regurgitation Dakkak severity scores increased by mean a 18.5 [CI95% 15.5 – 22.5], p value <0.0001 and 19.25 [CI95% 16-24], p value < 0.0001 respectively representing a median shift from nil to mild dysphagia/regurgitation symptom severity class.