A comprehensive psychosocial evaluation is the standard of practice with potential bariatric surgery candidates. Pre-surgery psychosocial evaluations gather information via clinical interview and administration of objective psychological measures. Such evaluations have a dual purpose: first to screen for contraindications for surgery, and second to identify pre-surgery and post-surgery psychological treatment needs.
- Examine the use of comprehensive psycho-social evaluations for potential bariatric surgery candidates.
- Identify pre-surgery and post-surgery psychological treatment needs.
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