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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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  •  Colon and Rectal Surgery
  •  Surgical Oncology
  •  Orthopaedic Surgery
  •  Ophthalmic Surgery
  •  Gynecological Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Robotic Surgery
  •  Urology


Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1372.Research Article | Open Access

Health Perceptions amongst Patients with Fatty Liver - A Weighty Issue

Lee Jonathan WJ, Koh Calvin J and Lee Yin Mei

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, National University Hospital, Singapore
Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

*Correspondance to: Lee Yin Mei 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1372


The prevalence of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is rising in many countries. Bariatric surgery is considered an effective intervention for patients to achieve significant weight loss, yet not all patients are receptive towards bariatric surgery. This study aims to investigate the current health perceptions of patients towards weight management. In our study, only 38.1% surveyed were receptive towards surgical or endoscopic intervention for weight loss. Majority of the respondents were dependent on social media and the internet as their primary means to obtain health information. However, patients who were either obese or with fatty liver were more likely to approach their doctors for health advice, rather than to refer to social medial and the internet. Patients at greater risk of metabolic complications (obese, fatty liver, elderly) had inflated healthy BMI perceptions.


Obesity; Bariatric surgery; Health perceptions; Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

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Lee Jonathan WJ, Koh Calvin J, Lee Yin Mei. Health Perceptions amongst Patients with Fatty Liver - A Weighty Issue. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1372.

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