Journal article

Utility of the dimensions of anger reactions-5 (DAR-5) scale as a brief anger measure

D Forbes, N Alkemade, D Mitchell, JD Elhai, T McHugh, G Bates, RW Novaco, R Bryant, V Lewis

Depression and Anxiety | Published : 2014

Abstract

Background: Anger is a common emotional sequel in the aftermath of traumatic experience. As it is associated with significant distress and influences recovery, anger requires routine screening and assessment. Most validated measures of anger are too lengthy for inclusion in self-report batteries or as screening tools. This study examines the psychometric properties of a shortened 5-item version of the Dimensions of Anger Reactions (DAR), an existing screening tool. Methods: Responses to the DAR-5 were analysed from a sample of 486 college students with and without a history of trauma exposure. Results: The DAR-5 demonstrated strong internal reliability and concurrent validity with the State ..

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