Project/scholarship details

  • Funder

    FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.

  • Funder's country


  • Funding program


  • Funding amount

    104,121.00 €

  • Start date

    Mon Jul 01 00:00:00 WEST 2013

  • End date

    Wed Sep 30 00:00:00 WEST 2015

  • Date awarded

    Tue Mar 12 00:00:00 WET 2013


Understanding depressive symptoms after bariatric surgery: the role of weight, ...

Sousa, P; Bastos, AP; Venâncio, C; Vaz, AR; Brandão, I; Costa, JM; Machado, P; Conceição, E

INTRODUCTION: Depressive symptoms have been reported as prevalent after bariatric surgery. This study aims to analyze the role of weight, eating behaviors and body image in depressive symptomatology in bariatric surgery patients assessed post-operatively. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study including 52 bariatric surgery patients assessed post-operatively with a follow-up time ranging from 22 ...

Date: 2014   |   Origin: Saúde - CUF

Excessive skin and sexual function: relationship with psychological variables a...

Ramalho, Sofia Marlene Marques; Bastos, Ana Pinto; Silva, Cátia Sofia Botelho; Vaz, Ana Rita Rendeiro Ribeiro; Brandão, Isabel; Machado, Paulo P. P.

After bariatric surgery, the majority of patients develop a problem with excessive hanging skin. This can negatively influence the psychological benefits associated with bariatric surgery. The present study aims to explore the relationship between overall impairment related to the presence of excessive skin, body image, depressive symptomatology, sexual functioning, and weight regain in a sample of women after ...

Prevalence of eating disorders and picking-nibbling in elderly women

Conceição, Eva Martins; Gomes, Fabiana Vanessa Silva; Vaz, Ana Rita Rendeiro Ribeiro; Silva, Ana Isabel Pinto Bastos Leite; Machado, Paulo P. P.

ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to examine the point prevalence of eating disorders and picking/nibbling in elderly women.MethodsThis was a two-stage epidemiological study that assessed 342 women aged 65-94 years old. In Stage 1, the following screening measures were used to identify possible cases: the Mini-Mental State Examination, to screen and exclude patients with cognitive impairment; Weight Concerns S...

Stability of problem eating behaviors and weight loss trajectories following ba...

Conceição, Eva Martins; Mitchell, James E.; Silva, Ana Isabel Pinto Bastos Leite; Arrojado, Filipa; Brandão, Isabel; Machado, Paulo P. P.

Background: The literature is rather mixed regarding the stability and the role of pre- and postoperative problematic eating behaviors (PEBs) on weight outcomes after bariatric surgery.Objectives: To investigate the stability of loss of control (LOC) eating and picking and/or nibbling from pre- to postoperative assessments, and to investigate whether pre- and postoperative PEBs are predictors of different weigh...

Repetitive eating questionnaire [Rep(eat)-Q]: enlightening the concept of grazi...

Conceição, Eva Martins; Mitchell, James E.; Machado, Paulo P. P.; Vaz, Ana Rita Rendeiro Ribeiro; Silva, Ana Isabel Pinto Bastos Leite

Background/objective: Grazing has been associated with poor weight loss or weight regain in obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery, but research remains scarce and complicated by the use of different non-validated measures. The aim of this paper is to describe the validation of the Rep(eat)-Q a self-report measure developed to assess grazing, and investigates its relationship with BMI and psychopathology.S...


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