Resilience, age, and perceived symptoms in persons with long-term physical disabilities.

TitleResilience, age, and perceived symptoms in persons with long-term physical disabilities.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsTerrill AL, Molton IR, Ehde DM, Amtmann D, Bombardier CH, Smith AE, Jensen MP
JournalJ Health Psychol
Volume21
Issue5
Pagination640-9
Date Published2016 May
ISSN1461-7277
Abstract

Resilience may mitigate impact of secondary symptoms such as pain and fatigue on quality of life in persons aging with disability. This study examined resilience in a large sample of individuals with disabling medical conditions by validating the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale, obtaining descriptive information about resilience and evaluating resilience as a mediator among key secondary symptoms and quality of life using structural equation modeling. Results indicated that the measure's psychometric properties were adequate in this sample. Resilience was lowest among participants who were middle-aged or younger, and participants with depression. Resilience mediated associations between secondary symptoms and quality of life.

DOI10.1177/1359105314532973
Alternate JournalJ Health Psychol
PubMed ID27165965