Relationship of Self-compassion with Psychological Well-being in Pre-bariatric Surgery Patients with Obesity
Verba, Kathleen M.
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Research has shown mixed results in the relationship between psychological well-being and obesity. Bariatric surgery is one option for many people who are seeking to reduce body weight and routinely requires examination of psychological processes to help project successful outcomes for patients. Self-compassion is an approach to negative and stressful events in life and increases positive and non-evaluative view of self. To date, little research has focused on the interaction of self-compassion and obesity. This study explored the relationship between well-being and self-compassion in patients who are obese and seeking bariatric surgery. Results indicated that the higher the self-compassion, the lower the experience of symptoms of depression and anxiety. Specifically, greater Mindfulness was a predictor for lower depression and anxiety symptoms. In reverse, higher isolation and self-judgment predicted depression and anxiety.
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