Resilience Model to Increase Self Acceptance of the Elderly in Nursing Homes: A Systematic Review

Neisya Pratiwindya Sudarsiwi, Retno Indarwati, Dianis Wulan Sari

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Introduction: The elderly who live in nursing homes are required to adapt, which often causes stress, loneliness, helplessness, and withdrawal from the social environment. The purpose of this review was to analyze the resilience model that can increase the self-acceptance of the elderly in nursing homes. Methods: The systematic review was carried out in february 2022 with a range of article searche time from 2018-2022 using 4 electronic database (Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science, and ScienceDirect). The Center for Review and Dessemination and the Joanna Briggs Institute Guideline were used to asses the quality and PRISMA's checklist for this review guide. This study search based on Medical Subject Heading (MesH) and the search description was “resilience” AND “adaptations” AND “self-acceptance” AND “(elderly OR aged)” AND “nursing homes”. Results: Based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 10 of the total 79 articles that identified records were kept. Being resilient is crucial in assisting people in overcoming challenges that arise in life. Resilience gives someone the capacity to manage their emotions, optimism, investigate the root of issues, sympathize, and achieve their goals. Conclusion: The nursing homes as a new place to live for the elderly must continue to increase the self-acceptance of the elderly. By increasing self-acceptance, hopefully that the resilience of the elderly in the orphanage will be formed. Resilience makes the elderly have strong self-efficacy, are able to adapt to change, have social problem-solving skills, deal with stress, and have a stable feeling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - May 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Elderly
  • Nursing homes
  • Resilience
  • Self-acceptance


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