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Title: Evaluation of the dimensions of anger reactions-5 (DAR-5) scale in combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.
Authors: Forbes, David;Alkemade, Nathan;Hopcraft, Dale;Hawthorne, Graeme;O'Halloran, Paul;Elhai, Jon D;McHugh, Tony;Bates, Glen;Novaco, Raymond W;Bryant, Richard;Lewis, Virginia J
Affiliation: Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health and Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Electronic address: dforbes@unimelb.edu.au.
Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health and Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA.
Veterans' Psychiatry Unit, Austin Health, Heidelberg, VIC, Australia.
Swinburne University of Technology, Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia.
Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA.
School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health and Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Australian Institute for Primary Care & Ageing, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Issue Date: 5-Oct-2014
Citation: Journal of Anxiety Disorders 2014; 28(8): 830-5
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 established measures (e.g., HADS, PCL, STAXI). Support for the clinical cut-point score of 12 suggested by Forbes et al. (2014, Utility of the dimensions of anger reactions-5 (DAR-5) scale as a brief anger measure. Depression and Anxiety, 31, 166-173) was observed. The results support considering the DAR-5 as a preferred screening and assessment measure of problematic anger.
Internal ID Number: 25445072
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/12509
DOI: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2014.09.015
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25445072
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Anger
Assessment
DAR
Trauma
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Alcoholism.diagnosis
Anger.physiology
Anxiety Disorders.diagnosis
Depressive Disorder.diagnosis
Discriminant Analysis
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Psychometrics
Quality of Life
Questionnaires
Reproducibility of Results
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic.psychology
Stress, Psychological.diagnosis
Veterans.psychology
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