Resilience after surgery in older women
Resilience is the individual ’ s ability to recover from a stressor, e.g.
an illness or surgery. Resilience tends to be lower in older, frailer
individuals with multiple diseases. Insufficient ability to recover from
treatment is a contra-indicator for treatment. To date, physical resilience has
mainly been investigated in small patient groups in clinical settings. Little
is known about the public health impact of poor physical resilience. The aim of
this body of work is to examine physical resilience from a public health
perspective. We will examine the definition and prevalence of poor physical
resilience in older women.