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ARAUJO, Claudia Lysia de Oliveira  and  FARO, Ana Cristina Mancussi. Study of resilience in the elderly Paraíba Valley, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.42, pp.63-80. ISSN 1695-6141.

Resilience is a term coming from physics that has been discussed in many areas prior to this paper. The aim of this study is to analyse resilience of elderly women taking part in the activities of the Centre for the Elderly. It is an exploratory, descriptive, cross-functional study with a quantitative approach. It is conducted on 117 women with an average age between 70-80 years. These women have different characteristics: they are widows, Catholics, retired, have 1-5 years of school education, with a family income based on 2-3 minimum wages, they exercise, they have a family made up of 1-2 members, they have a positive perception of physical and mental health care, take 1-2 types of medicines a day, suffer from 1-2 comorbidities, they report being sexually active1-4 times a month and have a high level of resilience.

Keywords : aging; resistance; women's health; Nursing; gerontology.

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