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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"


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 Items

  • Since returning home, I was robbed or had my home broken into.
  • Since returning home, I had problems getting access to adequate healthcare.
  • Since returning home, I lost my job or had serious trouble finding a job.

Response Format

Dichotomous items (0 = No; 1 = Yes)

To Obtain Scale

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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