Resilience in Older Adults at Wellness Center


  • Panicha Boonsawad Srisavarindhira Thai Red Cross Institute of Nursing
  • Aisawan Petchlorlian Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
  • Chuthaporn Tongboonchoo Srisavarindhira Thai Red Cross Institute of Nursing
  • Wanpen Rattanavicha Comprehensive Geriatric Clinic, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, The Thai Red Cross Society
  • Yanisa Duangduen Srisavarindhira Thai Red Cross Institute of Nursing


resilience in older adults, healthy aging clinic, experienced life’s adversity, health perception, self- esteem


This survey research aims to study the Resilience Quotient of the 200 elderly people who came to receive services at the Healthy Aging Clinic, Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, The Thai Red Cross Society from January to August 2020.These volunteers replied 2 sets of questionnaires with 24 issues comprised of the general information and the elderly’s resilience then analyzed by descriptive statistics.

The results of the study were mainly female (85%), the early elderly of 60 – 69 year old (62%) marital status (49.0%), Buddhism (95.5%), mostly graduated Bachelor’s degree (52%). Most of the elderly perceived themselves healthy (53.0%). Most of them had underlying diseases (70.5%) and all had sufficient income to carry on their lives. Most of them experienced adversity (63.0%) which mainly due to the loss of their beloved ones (20%). Their total resilience is at the high level (57.5 %) followed by at the highest level (42.5 %). Their mental strength found at the highest score (51.0 %).

Recommendations reflect from the research results found that the early elderly perceive themselves healthy and have a high level of resilience, despite of having some of the underlying diseases as well as experienced life’s adversity. These findings could be used as an integrated approach to promote all well-being of the Thai elderly for their adjustment in any kind of changes: physically, mentally, socially, and economically.


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Boonsawad P, Petchlorlian A, Tongboonchoo C, Rattanavicha W, Duangduen Y. Resilience in Older Adults at Wellness Center. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2020 Dec. 30 [cited 2024 May 21];21(3):481-90. Available from:



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