Document Type : Research articles


1 Department of Thorcic Surgery, Hongqi Hospital, affiliated with Mudanjiang Medical College, Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang, China

2 The Second Department of Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Gastroenterology Surgery, Hongqi Hospital affiliated with Mudanjiang Medical College, Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang157001, China.


Background: Postoperative care after sleeve gastrectomy is critical to a successful outcome because of the increasing popularity of the procedure in the treatment of obesity and related conditions.
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a health intervention plan for sleeve gastrectomy patients based on the Transitional Care Model (TCM).
Methods: This study was conducted from January 2021 to January 2022 at Mudanjiang Hospital. The study included a total of 72 patients who underwent sleeve gastric volume reduction. Patients were randomly divided into an intervention group (36 cases) and a control group (36 cases). The intervention group received care based on a health intervention plan, while the control group received routine care. Various assessments were performed on the first day of hospitalization and three months after surgery, such as questionnaires on general information, physical activity, eating behavior, quality of life, and adherence to implementation.
Results: After the intervention, the intervention group showed significant improvements in total duration of physical activity, moderate-intensity activity, restrained eating, emotional eating, physical pain, mental health, and social functioning (p<0.05). However, there were no significant differences between groups in activity intensity, walking, external diet, physical functioning, physical role, general health, or vitality (p>0.05). Adherence to the health management protocol was significantly higher in the intervention group (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The health intervention plan based on the transitional care model improves physical activity, eating behaviors, quality of life, and compliance in sleeve gastrectomy patients.


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