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Postdeployment Social Support Scale

 

Postdeployment Social Support Scale

Scale in the Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory-2
DRRI-2 Section: O
Survey Label: "Postdeployment Support"

Description

The extent to which family, friends, and individuals within the community provide emotional sustenance and instrumental assistance. 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., making the individual feel proud of his or her service, offering advice when needed). 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., helping the individual with daily chores, lending the individual money).

Sample Items

  • My family members and/or friends make me feel better when I am down.
  • I can go to family members or friends when I need good advice.
  • When I am ill, family members or friends will help out until I am well.

Response Format

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

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.

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