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2022 Mar 24

BMC Geriatr



Predictors of resilience in older adults with lower limb osteoarthritis and persistent severe pain.


van Schoor NM, Timmermans EJ, Huisman M, Gutiérrez-Misis A, Lems W, Dennison EM, Castell M V, Denkinger MD, Pedersen NL, Maggi S, Deeg DJH
BMC Geriatr. 2022 Mar 24; 22(1):246.
PMID: 35331146.


Resilience refers to the process in which people function well despite adversity. Persistent severe pain may be considered an adversity in people with lower limb osteoarthritis (LLOA). The objectives of this study are: (1) to identify what proportion of older adults with LLOA and persistent severe pain show good functioning; and (2) to explore predictors of resilience.