Resilience and Daily Activity Among Patients After Stroke

Chia Pei Chen, Heng Hsin Tung*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Background/Purpose: Resilience, which involves the ability to adapt to stressful events, can affect the impact of a major health crisis and reduce the damage caused by stressors. This study aimed to understand the following aspects among patients during stroke recovery: distribution of demographic variables and differences in their influence, resilience in patients, and factors that affect resilience in patients. Methods: A cross-sectional research design was used. A demographic questionnaire, the resilience scale for adults (RSA) of Friborg, and the Barthel index of activities of daily living were used for data collection. Results: Participants were 100 patients hospitalized after stroke (mean age: 63.86±12.36 years). The difference in the mean ADL score between patients with aphasia and without aphasia was statistically significant (p=0.0012). Total RSA scores were significantly different between high-and low-ADL groups. In the low-ADL group, the mean score was 121.81±14.31 compared to 136.57±16.47 in the high-ADL group (p <0.001). Patients with high ADL had a significantly high score on the RSA (crude OR=1.07, 95% confidence interval (CI)=1.04–1.11). Conclusion: Sex, marital status, living status, and presence or absence of aphasia are important factors that affect resilience. Resilience is strongly correlated with ADL. The findings of this study have implications for clinical contexts, as it is important for clinicians to recognize and assess resilience in patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-158
Number of pages7
JournalAging Medicine and Healthcare
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2021


  • Daily activity
  • Resilience
  • Stroke patient


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