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Perceived Threat Scale

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Perceived Threat Scale

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

Description

Measures fear for one's safety and well-being during deployment, especially as a response to potential exposure to warfare (e.g., attacks by enemy combatants, encountering explosive devices), as well as nuclear, biological, and chemical agents (NBCs) in the war zone (e.g., depleted uranium in munitions, pesticides, or other routinely used chemicals). This factor reflects emotional or cognitive appraisals of situations that may or may not accurately represent objective or factual reality.

Sample Item

  • Item: I was concerned that I would encounter an explosive device (for example, a roadside bomb, mine, or booby trap).
  • Response: 5-point Likert (1 = "Strongly disagree" to 5 = "Strongly agree")

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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