Development and psychometric properties of the disability application appraisal inventory

Nina A Sayer, Michele Spoont, David B Nelson, Sean Nugent

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This article describes the development and psychometric properties of an inventory to assess cognitive appraisal of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability application process, the Disability Application Appraisal Inventory (DAAI). Participants were 439 veterans seeking disability status for posttraumatic stress disorder through the VA and subgroups from that sample. The 3 DAAI scales assess (a) understanding of the disability application process (Knowledge scale) (b) expectations specific to the process (Negative Expectations scale) and (c) investment in obtaining disability status (Importance scale). The scales are internally consistent and largely uncorrelated. Test-retest correlations are adequate for the Negative Expectations and Importance scales. Evidence of factorial and construct validity is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-196
Number of pages5
JournalPsychological assessment
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2004


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