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 Volume 10, Issue 4 (April 2023), Pages: 176-187


 Original Research Paper

A qualitative cross-case analysis of older adults’ acceptance and resiliency behaviors amidst the COVID-19 pandemic crisis


 Evelyn E. Feliciano 1, 2, *, Alfredo Z. Feliciano 2, 3, Wedad A. Alanazi 4, Zenaida S. Fernandez 2, Karen D. Sembrano 2, Joan Russel D. Feliciano 2, Ma. Teresa T. Cabanayan 2, Brenda B. Policarpio 2, Jerry P. Ligawen 2


 1Eldon Nursing and Rehabilitation, Missouri, 65026, USA
 2College of Nursing and Graduate Studies, Angeles University Foundation, Angeles, 2009, Philippines
 3Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Arizona, 85206, USA
 4Department of Nursing, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Al Majmaah, 11952, Saudi Arabia

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Resilience has been identified as a dynamic process of sustaining healthy acceptance, adaptation, and effective coping strategies – multiplicity within the aging population is broadly acknowledged. Recognize the concept of resiliency with acceptance in aging interposes during successful aging. Seven 65-75-year-old adult purposive samples were interviewed, and data were collected, extracted, analyzed, and validated with four neutral major themes and 12 supporting subthemes using Colaizzi's method. The study was designed to validate a proposition in the aging-related resiliency theory, which states that when risks and adversities of aging are accepted, older adults tend to use adaptive strategies and supportive resources to improve their coping and resilience. Seven older adults (65-75 years old) purposive samples were interviewed, and data were collected, extracted, analyzed, and validated with four neutral major themes and 12 supporting subthemes using Colaizzi's method. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential to include healthcare interventions that may augment acceptance and resilience in a manner of promoting older adults' healthy aging. It is also important to provide guidelines on how to reduce the negative effects on older adults during the pandemic.

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 Keywords: Adaptation, Acceptance, Coping, Resilience, Stress, Successful aging

 Article History: Received 25 August 2022, Received in revised form 1 January 2023, Accepted 30 January 2023


All authors would like to thank the older adult residents of Pampanga, who voluntarily and enthusiastically participated in this academic work.


The authors would like to thank the Deanship of Scientific Research at Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under Project No. R-2022-333 for supporting this work.

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 Ethical consideration

Since the interview is in an informal “personal touch” conversational form, the researchers provided participants with informed consent after explaining the nature and its study purpose. The participation was made voluntarily agreed within the participants. All who agreed to participate were asked to sign the said letter of consent as approved by the Institutional Review Board and likewise retained a copy for themselves.

 Informed consent

Informed consent was secured from the respondents of the study. The informed consent detailed the subject status, purpose, type of data, nature of commitment, subject selection, procedures, and potential risks and benefits. Moreover, an emphasis on subject confidentiality was maintained throughout the course of the study.

 Conflict of interest: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.


 Feliciano EE, Feliciano AZ, Alanazi WA, Fernandez ZS, Sembrano KD, Feliciano JRD, Cabanayan MTT, Policarpio BB, and Ligawen JP (2023). A qualitative cross-case analysis of older adults’ acceptance and resiliency behaviors amidst the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 10(4): 176-187

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