Predictive Factors on Resilience Among Older Adults with Depression Bang Nam Priao District, Chachoengsao Province

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Somruethai Jermthaisong
Jinjutha Chaisena Dallas
Pornpat Hengudomsub


Resilience is an important factor to promote coping and recovering from crisis and obstacles in older adult with depression.  The purpose of this study was to determine factors influencing resilience among older adults with depression. Multi-stage random sampling was used to recruit the samples. There included 85 older adults in Bangnampriao District, Chachoengsao Province. Data were collected in May, 2019. Research instruments consisted of a Personal information record, and interviewed questionnaires, comprised of resilience, optimism, social support, perception of health status, and satisfaction in life. Cronbach’s alpha reliabilities ranged from .60-.89. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics, Pearson’s correlation coefficients and Stepwise multiple regression analysis.

          The study findings showed that the sample’s mean score of resilience was in moderate level (M = 56.94, SD = 6.40). The predictable variables included perception of health status, optimism and social support (β = .335, p < .001, β = .331, p = .001, and β = .234, p < .05 respectfully).  These two significant factors accounted for 39.6 (R2 = .396, Adjust R2 =.374, F3, 84 = 17.73, p < .001) of the variance in explanation of resilience.

          These finding clearly indicated that perception of health status, optimism and social support have influenced on resilience in older adult with depression. Nurse, especially mental health and psychiatric nurse, should concern about promoting these factors in order to promote resilience in older adults with depression.

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Jermthaisong, S., Chaisena Dallas, J., & Hengudomsub, P. (2019). Predictive Factors on Resilience Among Older Adults with Depression Bang Nam Priao District, Chachoengsao Province. Vajira Nursing Journal, 21(2), 51–66. Retrieved from
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