Resilience among older cardiovascular disease patients with probable sarcopenia

Szu Ying Lee, Heng Hsin Tung*, Li Ning Peng, Liang Kung Chen, Ching I. Hsu, Yen Ling Huang

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Abstract

Aim and objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors associated with resilience among probable sarcopenia older adults with cardiovascular disease. Introduction: Resilience has been reported to be positively correlated with the mental health and physical functioning of older adults. Previous research has found that the development of resilience constitutes a form of compensation for loss of physical health. It is important for older adults, especially those with other underlying conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and sarcopenia, to have the ability to overcome adversity during the aging process. Thus, resilience becomes a critical characteristic in achieving a better life. Methods: A cross-sectional study design was used. A demographic questionnaire and the Chinese version of the Resilience Scale (CRS) were used to collect data. Multiple logistic regression was used to evaluate the predictors of low resilience. Results: A total of 267 participants were recruited, including 126 females and 141 males. Of the participants, 56% of their scores indicated low resilience. Income, education level, exercise time, primary caregiver, and having hypertension were the predictors of resilience. Conclusion: The population with sarcopenia is increasing worldwide. Understanding resilience levels among older adults with probable sarcopenia is essential for promoting their mental health. Clinicians can use the results of this study to identify populations at high risk for low resilience and design specific interventions to promote better health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103939
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume86
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Geriatric population
  • Resilience
  • Sarcopenia

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