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Table 1 Follow up after surgery

From: The Sleeve Bypass Trial: a multicentre randomized controlled trial comparing the long term outcome of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass for morbid obesity in terms of excess BMI loss percentage and quality of life

Follow up History/Examination Weight/Complications Questionnairesa
1 Week Obesity nurse Obesity nurse  
6 Weeks Surgeon Surgeon Obesity nurse
3 Months Endocrinologistb Endocrinologistb  
6 Months Endocrinologistb Endocrinologistb Obesity nurse
9 Months Endocrinologistb Endocrinologistb  
12 Months Surgeon Surgeon Obesity nurse
Annualy Endocrinologistb Endocrinologistb Obesity nurse
  1. aChanges in health status over time are measured using generic and disease specific quality of life questionnaires (Euro-Qol 5D, Short Form 36 (SF-36) and the Gastro-Intestinal Quality of Life Index (Qiqli)) on admission and after 6, 12 months and then annually. Obesity related quality of life questionnaires (the Moorehead-Ardelt II) and the Bariatric Analysis and Reporting Outcome System (BAROS) score are measured at the same time-intervals. Sweet eating will be established with the Dutch Sweet Eating Questionnaire (DSEQ)
  2. bEvery visit to the endocrinologist is combined with extensive laboratory testing