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Deployment Support from Family and Friends Scale



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Deployment Support from Family and Friends Scale

Scale in the Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory-2
DRRI-2 Section: I
Survey Label: "Support from Family/Friends"


Extent to which an individual perceived emotional sustenance and instrumental assistance from family and friends back home during deployment. Emotional sustenance refers to the extent to which others provide the individual with understanding, companionship, a sense of belonging, and positive self-regard (e.g., feeling cared for by friends and family members, having people to talk to). Instrumental assistance refers to the extent to which the individual receives tangible aid such as help to accomplish tasks and material assistance or resources (e.g., being able to count on people to take care of finances or belongings while deployed).

Sample Items

  • During my deployment, I had family members or friends at home I could talk to when I had a problem.
  • During my deployment, relatives or friends at home could be counted on to take care of my finances, property, or belongings if needed.
  • During my deployment, people at home did things to show they cared about me.

Response format

5-point Likert (1 = Strongly disagree; 5 = Strongly agree)

To Obtain Measure

See Assessment Measures Specifically for VA Providers and Staff to download the DRRI scales and manual.

For Non-VA Providers: please complete the online request form to obtain the DRRI-2.

Measure availability: We provide information on a variety of measures assessing trauma and PTSD. These measures are intended for use by qualified mental health professionals and researchers. Measures authored by National Center staff are available as direct downloads or by request. Measures developed outside of the National Center can be requested via contact information available on the information page for the specific measure.

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