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Nuclear, Biological, or Chemical Exposures Scale

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Nuclear, Biological, or Chemical Exposures Scale

Scale in the Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory-2
DRRI-2 Section: F
Survey Label: "Exposure to Nuclear, Biological, or Chemical Agents"

Description

Measures exposure to an array of nuclear, biological, and chemical agents that the Veteran believes he/she encountered while serving in the war zone, such as disease prophylaxis, environmental, and weaponry-related agents.

Sample Item

  • Item: While I was deployed, I was exposed to mustard gas or other blistering agents.
  • Response: Polytomous Items (0 = "No"; 1 = "Not sure"; 2 = "Yes")

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.

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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