Resilience in schizophrenia: A comparative study between a remote island and an urban area in Japan

Schizophr Res. 2016 Mar;171(1-3):92-6. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.01.030. Epub 2016 Jan 21.


The resilience levels between patients with schizophrenia residing in a rural island and a metropolitan area in Tokyo, Japan, was compared and the factors associated with resilience were explored. The Resilience Scale (RS) and EuroQol were assessed, together with biological markers and multiple demographic variables. No significant difference was found in the RS scores between the two groups (40 subjects each). However, longer duration of illness and higher EuroQol score were significantly associated with a greater RS score, which indicates that potentially successful adaptation and subjective perspectives appear more pertinent than the degree of urbanicity in determining resilience levels.

Keywords: Duration of illness; Quality of life; Resilience; Schizophrenia.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Japan / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Quality of Life / psychology
  • Resilience, Psychological*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Rural Population
  • Schizophrenia* / epidemiology
  • Schizophrenic Psychology*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Urban Population
  • Young Adult