Challenges in Nutrition Education among Patients undergoing Bariatric Surgery : A narrative review


  • Nur Dalia Mohd Yusof Centre for Dietetics Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Mohd Ramadan Ab Hamid Integrated Nutrition Science and Therapy Research Group(INSPiRE), Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Muhammad Umar Ridhwan Faculty of Nursing, Andalas Universiti, Indonesia



Bariatric surgery, nutrition education, narrative review, patient education


Bariatric surgery is one of the most effective therapies for achieving long-term weight loss in people with severe obesity. However, nutrition education can be very difficult due to various factors. This article aims to explore the challenges of nutrition education in patients undergoing bariatric surgery. A literature search was conducted using the terms 'bariatric surgery', 'nutrition education', 'nutrition challenges', 'healthcare providers', 'obesity' and 'patient education materials'. The evaluation showed that patients need longer follow-ups by healthcare professionals to support their motivation to change. Patients need more user-friendly and engaging resources with images, videos, and animations.


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How to Cite

Mohd Yusof, N. D., Ab Hamid, M. R., & Muhammad Umar Ridhwan. (2024). Challenges in Nutrition Education among Patients undergoing Bariatric Surgery : A narrative review. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 9(27), 143–148.

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