Meg H. Zeller
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Quality of lifePsychosocialBody mass indexObesityMedicine
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#1Meg H. Zeller (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)H-Index: 35
#2Jennifer Reiter-Purtill (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)H-Index: 16
Last. Dana L. Rofey (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Background Extant literature warns of elevated suicide risks in adults post-bariatric surgery, making understanding risks for adolescent patients imperative. Objectives To examine prevalence and predictors/correlates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) in adolescents with severe obesity who did/did not undergo bariatric surgery from presurgery/baseline to 4 years postsurgery. Setting Five academic medical centers Method Utilizing a prospective observational design, surgical adoles...
#1Meg H. Zeller (University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center)H-Index: 35
#2Shannon M. Robson (UD: University of Delaware)H-Index: 6
Last. Lisa West-Smith (University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Background Obesity is a chronic condition that has an intergenerational effect. The aims of the study were to better understand the impact of maternal bariatric surgery on obesogenic risks to child offspring in the home via documenting mothers’ thoughts, behaviors, and experiences around child feeding, family meals, and the home food environment during her first year postsurgery. Method Utilizing a mixed-method cross-sectional design, 20 mothers ( M age = 39.6 ± 5.7 years, 75% White, M ...
#1Jennifer Reiter-Purtill (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)H-Index: 16
#4Sanita L. Ley (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
Last. Meg H. Zeller (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)H-Index: 35
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Weight-related quality of life (WRQOL) and generic health-related quality of life (HRQOL) have been identified as important patient-reported outcomes for obesity treatment and outcome research. This study evaluated patterns of WRQOL and HRQOL outcomes for adolescents at 24-months post-bariatric surgery relative to a nonsurgical comparator sample of youth with severe obesity, and examined potential weight-based (e.g., BMI, weight dissatisfaction) and psychosocial predictors and correlates of thes...
#1Meg H. Zeller (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)H-Index: 35
#2Jennifer L. Brown (UC: University of Cincinnati)H-Index: 19
Last. Rachel AkersH-Index: 10
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Abstract Background Adolescents females with severe obesity are less likely to be sexually active, but those who are sexually active engage in risky sexual behaviors. Objectives To examine patterns and predictors of sexual risk behaviors, contraception practices, and sexual health outcomes in female adolescents with severe obesity who did or did not undergo bariatric surgery across 4 years. Setting Five academic medical centers. Methods Using a prospective observational controlled design, female...
#1Meg H. ZellerH-Index: 35
#2Avani C. ModiH-Index: 36
#1Cassie Brode (WVU: West Virginia University)H-Index: 2
#2Megan B. RatcliffH-Index: 10
Last. Meg H. Zeller (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)H-Index: 35
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Background Factors contributing to adolescents’ non-completion of bariatric surgery, defined as self-withdrawal during the preoperative phase of care, independent of program or insurance denial, are largely unknown. Recent adolescent and adult bariatric surgery literature indicate that psychological factors and treatment withdrawal play a role; however, for adolescents, additional age-salient (family/caregiver) variables might also influence progression to surgery.
#1Sanita L. Hunsaker (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)H-Index: 3
#2Beth H. Garland (Boston Children's Hospital)H-Index: 6
Last. Meg H. Zeller (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)H-Index: 35
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Abstract Purpose We aimed to characterize prevalence, change, predictors, and correlates of psychopathology and associations with weight loss in adolescents with severe obesity 24 months after weight loss surgery (WLS) utilizing a controlled multisite sample design. Methods Adolescents undergoing WLS (n = 139) and nonsurgical comparisons with severe obesity (NSComp; n = 83) completed validated questionnaires assessing psychopathology and potential predictors and correlates at presurgery/baseline...
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#1Janey S.A. Pratt (Stanford University)H-Index: 14
#2Allen BrowneH-Index: 12
Last. Jeffrey L. Zitsman (Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital)H-Index: 13
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Abstract The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Pediatric Committee updated their evidence-based guidelines published in 2012, performing a comprehensive literature search (2009–2017) with 1387 articles and other supporting evidence through February 2018. The significant increase in data supporting the use of metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) in adolescents since 2012 strengthens these guidelines from prior reports. Obesity is recognized as a disease; treatment of severe ob...
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#1Christopher C. Cushing (KU: University of Kansas)H-Index: 14
Last. Jason S. FrischerH-Index: 17
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Abstract Background/Purpose Fecal incontinence is a prevalent pediatric condition with psychosocial impacts on both children and their caregivers. We sought to develop and validate the Cincinnati Fecal Incontinence Scale (CINCY-FIS) as a psychometrically valid measure to assess the quality of life and caregiver impacts of pediatric fecal incontinence. Methods Items were generated through review of previous measures, expert consensus, and pilot testing with feedback from 8 families. Initial study...
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