The focus of the poster presentation is to create a program proposal to include occupational therapy intervention after bariatric surgery to incorporate what the clients value in their occupations into a program that builds new and healthy habits. Most healthcare systems focus solely on the medical and nutritional aspects of weight loss after bariatric surgery. This focus limits the client as it does not address the modification of their occupations and maladaptive behaviors to ensure long-term success. Through the introduction of this program, the goal is to integrate occupational therapy as a standard of care post-bariatric surgery to ensure the clients reintegrate into daily occupations and modify maladaptive behaviors for long-term success.
Ruediger, D. (2019, April). Program proposal for occupational therapy in post-bariatric surgery aftercare program. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.