The association between resilience and survival among Chinese elderly.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Based on the unique longitudinal data of the elderly aged 65+ with a sufficiently large sub-sample of the oldest-old aged 85+ from the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey, we construct a resilience scale with 7 indicators for the Chinese elderly, based on the framework of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale. Cox proportional hazards regression model estimates show that, after controlling for socio-demographic characteristics and initial health status, the total resilience score and most factors of the resilience scale are significantly associated with reduced mortality risk among the young-old and oldest-old. Although the causal mechanisms remain to be investigated, effective measures to promote resilience are likely to have a positive effect on longevity of the elderly in China.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shen, K; Zeng, Y

Published Date

  • July 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 105 - 116

PubMed ID

  • 21113419

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21113419

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1435-9871

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1435-9871

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4054/demres.2010.23.5


  • eng