Journal article

Evaluation of the Dimensions of Anger Reactions-5 (DAR-5) Scale in combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder

David Forbes, Nathan Alkemade, Dale Hopcraft, Graeme Hawthorne, Paul O'Halloran, Jon D Elhai, Tony McHugh, Glen Bates, Raymond W Novaco, Richard Bryant, Virginia Lewis

Journal of Anxiety Disorders | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

After a traumatic event many people experience problems with anger which not only results in significant distress, but can also impede recovery. As such, there is value to include the assessment of anger in routine post-trauma screening procedures. The Dimensions of Anger Reactions-5 (DAR-5), as a concise measure of anger, was designed to meet such a need, its brevity minimizing the burden on client and practitioner. This study examined the psychometric properties of the DAR-5 with a sample of 163 male veterans diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The DAR-5 demonstrated internal reliability (α=.86), along with convergent, concurrent and discriminant validity against a variety of est..

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