Prior Stressors Scale - PTSD: National Center for PTSD
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Prior Stressors Scale

Scale in the Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory-2
DRRI-2 Section: A
Survey Label: "Predeployment Life Events"

Description

Measures exposure to traumatic events before deployment, such as community or domestic violence, physical assault, sexual abuse, previous combat experiences, or other highly stressful life events.

Sample Item

  • Item: Before I was deployed, I experienced a natural disaster (for example, a hurricane), a fire, or an accident in which I or someone close to me was hurt or had serious property damage.
  • Response: Dichotomous items (0 = "No"; 1 = "Yes")

To Obtain Scale

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

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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.

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