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Postdeployment Stressors Scale


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)

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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