Resilience in relation to older adults with multimorbidity: A scoping review.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

The purpose of this scoping review is to identify conceptual and theoretical resilience models, types of resilience measures, and outcomes regarding resilience in relation to older adults with multimorbidity. PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, and PsycINFO were searched, and we identified 14 studies to July 2021. Most models operationalize resilience as dependent on the social and environmental context of older adults. Three of the five resilience measures in the included studies are used to evaluate general resilience. They are primarily psychological or psychosocial in nature, and measuring physical resilience therefore may help to better understand individuals' ability to cope with the physical challenges associated with various chronic diseases. Quality of life and physical activity were common outcomes in studies of resilience. Findings highlight the need for studies that incorporate physiological measures or physical properties of resilience and longitudinal studies that capture the dynamic process of resilience in older adults with multimorbidity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Seong, H; Lashley, H; Bowers, K; Holmes, S; Fortinsky, RH; Zhu, S; Corazzini, KN

Published Date

  • November 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 /

Start / End Page

  • 85 - 93

PubMed ID

  • 36155314

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-3984

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0197-4572

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2022.08.017


  • eng