Table 1

Characteristics of participants

ParticipantGenderAge range (years)Marital statusEmployment statusType of surgeryTime since surgery (years)
P01Female60–70MarriedRetiredRYGB>5
P02Female50–60MarriedUnemployedRYGB<1
P03Female30–40MarriedEmployed* RYGB1–2
P04Female60–70MarriedRetiredAGB>5
P05Male40–50MarriedEmployedRYGB<1
P06Female30–40MarriedEmployedAwaiting surgeryN/A
P07Female40–50MarriedEmployedRYGB>5
P08Male60–70MarriedEmployedAGB>5
P09Female40–50MarriedUnemployedSG1–2
P10Male30–40Co-habitingSelf-employedSG2–5
P11Female40–50MarriedEmployedSG<1
P12Female50–60MarriedSelf-employedSG1–2
P13Male50–60WidowedEmployedRYGB<1
P14Female40–50MarriedEmployedAGB and RYGB>5
P15Male60–70MarriedRetiredRYGB1–2
P16Female60–70MarriedRetiredAwaiting surgeryN/A
P17Male40–50MarriedEmployedAGB2–5
P18Male50–60Co-habitingEmployedAGB1–2
P19Female30–40SeparatedEmployedAGB1–2
  • *’Employed’ status includes those employed both full time and part time.

  • AGB, Adjustable gastric band; N/A, not applicable; RYGB, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass; SG, Sleeve gastrectomy.