The effects of fear of COVID-19, loneliness, and resilience on the quality of life in older adults living in a nursing home

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Savcı C., Çil Akıncı A., Yıldırım Üşenmez S., Keleş F.

GERIATRIC NURSING, vol.42, pp.1422-1428, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.09.012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, ASSIA, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, AgeLine, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1422-1428


This study aimed to evaluate the fear of COVID-19, loneliness, resilience, and quality of life levels in older adults in a nursing home during the pandemic, and the effects of these variables and descriptive characteristics on their quality of life. Data were collected using a participant information form, the Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE), the Brief Resilience Scale, the Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S), the Loneliness Scale for Elderly (LSE), and the World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF Turkish Version (WHOQOL-BREF-TR). Regarding the WHOQOLBREF- TR scale, being male, history of chronic disease, MMSE score, and the changes in sleep pattern significantly affected the physical dimension (R2=0.353, p<0.01) while age, and MMSE and LSE scores significantly affected the psychological dimension (R2=0.364, p<0.01). Also, the MMSE, FCV-19S, and LSE scores significantly affected the social relations dimension (R2=0.234, p<0.01) while MMSE, FCV-19S, and LSE scores significantly affected the environmental dimension (R2=0.351, p<0.01).