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

Kazunari Yoshida, Takefumi Suzuki, Yasushi Imasaka, Kenichiro Kubo, Yuya Mizuno, Juri Saruta, Keiichi Tsukinoki, Masaru Mimura, Hiroyuki Uchida

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-96
Number of pages5
JournalSchizophrenia Research
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 1



  • Duration of illness
  • Quality of life
  • Resilience
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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