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Difficult Living and Working Environment Scale

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Difficult Living and Working Environment Scale

Scale in the Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory-2
DRRI-2 Section: C
Survey Label: "Deployment Environment"

Description

Measures exposure to events or circumstances representing repeated or day-to-day irritations and pressures related to life during military deployment. These personal discomforts or deprivations may include the lack of desirable food, lack of privacy, poor living arrangements, uncomfortable climate, cultural difficulties, and constraints to performing one's duties.

Sample Item

  • Item: I didn't have access to bathrooms or showers when I needed them.
  • Response: 5-point Likert (1 = "Almost none of the time" to 5 = "Almost all of the time")

To Obtain Scale

This measure was created by staff at VA's National Center for PTSD.

Download the Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory-2:

Are you using this measure with U.S. Veterans or Servicemembers?

Our PTSD Consultation Program can answer administration or scoring questions: PTSDconsult@va.gov or 866-948-7880.

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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