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Difficult Living and Working Environment Scale

 

Difficult Living and Working Environment Scale

Scale in the Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory-2
DRRI-2 Section: C
Survey Label: "Deployment Environment"

Description

Exposure to events or circumstances representing repeated or day-to-day irritations and pressures related to life during military deployment. These personal discomforts or deprivations may include the lack of desirable food, lack of privacy, poor living arrangements, uncomfortable climate, cultural difficulties, and constraints to performing one's duties.

Sample Items

  • I didn't have access to bathrooms or showers when I needed them.
  • My daily activities were restricted because of local religious or ethnic customs.
  • I did not have adequate shelter from uncomfortable living conditions (for example, heat, cold, wet, etc.).

Response Format

5-point Likert (1 = Almost none of the time; 5 = Almost all of the time)

Measure availability: Information on measures is available to everyone. However, the assessment tools themselves can only be distributed to qualified mental health professionals and researchers. We maintain measures developed by affiliated staff of the National Center for PTSD.


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.

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