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Self-efficacy and health literacy impact on outcome after bariatric surgery

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress


Maria Jaensson

Research subject

Those in need for bariatric surgery must apply a wide range of skills to access health care service, communicate with health care providers, understand different options and to be engaged in a shared decision-making. Health care providers expects the individual to understand medical terms, medical jargon, and to navigate in the health care system.

The project investigates self-efficacy and health literacy in group undergoing bariatric surgery. It is a longitudinal cohort based study.  The results are linked to registry data from the Scandinavian Obesity Surgery Registry (SOReg).

Research funding bodies

  • Region Örebro County ALF
  • Örebro University