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Postdeployment Stressors Scale



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Postdeployment Stressors Scale

Scale in the Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory-2
DRRI-2 Section: N
Survey Label: "Postdeployment Life Events"


Measures exposure to stressful life events after the deployment, including both generally stressful events that are unrelated to the deployment, such as physical or sexual assaults, being robbed, and death or serious illness of someone close to the service member, and events that may be related to challenges associated with reintegration, such as job interruption, financial difficulties, and divorce.

Sample Item

  • Item: Since returning home, I was robbed or had my home broken into.
  • Response: Dichotomous items (0 = "No"; 1 = "Yes")

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This measure was created by staff at VA's National Center for PTSD.

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Our PTSD Consultation Program can answer administration or scoring questions: or 866-948-7880.

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.

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