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Preparedness Scale


Preparedness Scale

Scale in the Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory-2
DRRI-2 Section: H
Survey Label: "Training and Deployment Preparation"


Extent to which an individual perceives that he/she was prepared for deployment. This includes the extent to which military personnel believe they had the equipment and supplies they needed and were trained to perform necessary procedures and tasks using equipment and supplies. This also includes the extent to which military personnel felt they were prepared for what to expect in terms of their role in the deployment, what it would be like in the region, and how to operate as a unit.

Sample Items

  • The training I received made me feel confident in my ability to use my equipment.
  • I was accurately informed about the role my unit was expected to play in the deployment.
  • My unit was well-prepared to operate as a team during deployment.

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.

For Non-VA Providers: please complete the online request form to obtain the DRRI-2.

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