The added value of cognitive behavior therapy before bariatric surgery

Linda Paul

Research output: Types of ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal

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The main objective of this thesis was to investigate the added value of Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (CBT) prior to bariatric surgery. Chapter 2 presents a review article on CBT and predictors of weight loss in bariatric surgery patients, in order to frame the topic of the application of CBT in the field of bariatric surgery. Chapter 3 describes the design and methods of the randomized controlled trial into the added value of preoperative CBT for bariatric surgery patients with one-, three, and five-year follow-ups. In chapter 4 a case report illustrates the 10-session CBT protocol that was used in the study. Chapter 5 reports on the one-year follow-up results of the randomized controlled trial of CBT versus usual care before bariatric surgery. Chapter 6 presents the three-, and five-year follow-up results of the study. Finally, chapter 7 contains a summary and general discussion of the main
findings of the long-term randomized controlled trial, considering strengths and
limitations and directions for future research as well as clinical implications.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • van der Heiden, Colin, Supervisor
  • van der Hoek, Hans, Supervisor
  • van Hoeken, Daphne, Co-supervisor
Award date20 Dec 2022
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Print ISBNs978-94-93315-07-5
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2022

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