Postdeployment Social Support Scale - PTSD: National Center for PTSD
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Postdeployment Social Support Scale

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Postdeployment Social Support Scale

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

Description

Measures 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 Item

  • Item: My family members and/or friends make me feel better when I am down.
  • 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:

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

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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.

PTSD Information Voice Mail: (802) 296-6300
Email: ncptsd@va.gov
Also see: VA Mental Health