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The association between resilience and survival among Chinese elderly.

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Shen, K; Zeng, Y
Published in: Demographic research
July 2010

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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Demographic research

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1435-9871

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1435-9871

Publication Date

July 2010

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23

Issue

5

Start / End Page

105 / 116

Related Subject Headings

  • Demography
  • 44 Human society
  • 42 Health sciences
  • 35 Commerce, management, tourism and services
  • 1603 Demography
 

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Shen, K., & Zeng, Y. (2010). The association between resilience and survival among Chinese elderly. Demographic Research, 23(5), 105–116. https://doi.org/10.4054/demres.2010.23.5
Shen, Ke, and Yi Zeng. “The association between resilience and survival among Chinese elderly.Demographic Research 23, no. 5 (July 2010): 105–16. https://doi.org/10.4054/demres.2010.23.5.
Shen K, Zeng Y. The association between resilience and survival among Chinese elderly. Demographic research. 2010 Jul;23(5):105–16.
Shen, Ke, and Yi Zeng. “The association between resilience and survival among Chinese elderly.Demographic Research, vol. 23, no. 5, July 2010, pp. 105–16. Epmc, doi:10.4054/demres.2010.23.5.
Shen K, Zeng Y. The association between resilience and survival among Chinese elderly. Demographic research. 2010 Jul;23(5):105–116.

Published In

Demographic research

DOI

EISSN

1435-9871

ISSN

1435-9871

Publication Date

July 2010

Volume

23

Issue

5

Start / End Page

105 / 116

Related Subject Headings

  • Demography
  • 44 Human society
  • 42 Health sciences
  • 35 Commerce, management, tourism and services
  • 1603 Demography