Link to the University of Pittsburgh Homepage
Link to the University Library System Homepage Link to the Contact Us Form

Changes in Daytime Sleepiness and Depressive Symptoms Among Women Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: Implications for Endometrial Cancer Risk

Welburn, Sharon (2013) Changes in Daytime Sleepiness and Depressive Symptoms Among Women Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: Implications for Endometrial Cancer Risk. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

This is the latest version of this item.

[img] Microsoft Word
Available under License : See the attached license file.

Download (409kB)
[img] Plain Text (licence)
Available under License : See the attached license file.

Download (1kB)

Abstract

Background: Obesity, a prominent risk factor for endometrial cancer development and public health issue, affects nearly one-third of the US population; bariatric surgery is an alternative weight loss option. Little is known of how bariatric surgery-related weight loss affects other obesity-aggravating factors, such as daytime sleepiness and depression. This study is among the first to look at the effects of bariatric surgery-related BMI reduction on daytime sleepiness and depressive symptoms among women. Objective: To gauge the effect of bariatric surgery on daytime sleepiness, depressive symptoms, and BMI. Methods: As part of a larger study ("Effects of weight loss on biomarkers of immunity and inflammation: Implications for endometrial cancer risk" Linkov, PI), 51 women completed the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale and had anthropometric measurements recorded pre- and post-bariatric surgery at Magee-Womens Hospital. Paired sample t-tests analyzed changes between baseline (before surgery) and post-surgery follow-up (mean follow-up time=7.18 months, SD=2.40). Participants were then separated into groups based on BMI lost, using median BMI lost (median=12.20). Linear regression was used to test the significance of relationships pre-/post-surgery between BMI and depressive symptoms and daytime sleepiness, as well as relationships between daytime sleepiness and depressive symptoms. Results: Our sample consisted of 51 obese women (85.7% white, mean age=43.51±11.94 years, mean BMI=46.35±5.58). Improvements were seen between baseline and post-surgery follow-up in: daytime sleepiness (m=-1.21±3.39, p=0.014), total CES-D score (m=-3.00±8.57, p=0.016), likelihood of meeting CES-D score criteria for clinical depression (p=0.031), and BMI (m=-11.94±4.46, p


Share

Citation/Export:
Social Networking:
Share |

Details

Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Welburn, Sharonscw42@pitt.eduSCW42
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairSonger, Thomastjs@pitt.eduTJSUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberLinkov, Fainafaina.linkov@gmail.comUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberBovbjerg, Danabovbjergdh@upmc.eduDHB15UNSPECIFIED
Date: 2013
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Epidemiology
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 21:26
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 13:59
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20250

Available Versions of this Item

  • Changes in Daytime Sleepiness and Depressive Symptoms Among Women Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: Implications for Endometrial Cancer Risk. (deposited 11 Feb 2014 21:26) [Currently Displayed]

Metrics

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics


Actions (login required)

View Item View Item