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Preparedness Scale



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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)

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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