Temperament and personality in bariatric surgery resisting temptations?
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
EUROPEAN EATING DISORDERS REVIEW
, p. 435-441
University of Antwerp
Temperament and personality traits can serve as both risk factors as well as protective factors in the development of morbid obesity. In the present review, we present an overview of studies focusing on the relationship between temperament/personality and morbid obesity in pre-operative and postoperative bariatric surgery patients. We consider studies that focus on both a categorical and dimensional point of view on temperament/personality, as well as studies based on cross-sectional and longitudinal designs. Finally, we will integrate the research findings, discuss the implications for assessment and treatment and formulate suggestions for future research. Copyright (c) 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.