Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS)

Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS)

Date                                                                                      Identifier

Please indicate how often the following 36 statements apply to you by writing the appropriate number from the scale above (1 – 5) in the box alongside each item.

1.      I am clear about my feelings (R)  
2.      I pay attention to how I feel (R)  
3.      I experience my emotions as overwhelming and out of control  
4.      I have no idea how I am feeling  
5.      I have difficulty making sense out of my feelings  
6.      I am attentive to my feelings (R)  
7.      I know exactly how I am feeling (R)  
8.      I care about what I am feeling (R)  
9.       I am confused about how I feel  
10.   When I’m upset‚ I acknowledge my emotions (R)  
11.   When I’m upset‚ I become angry with myself for feeling that way  
12.   When I’m upset‚ I become embarrassed for feeling that way  
13.   When I’m upset‚ I have difficulty getting work done  
14.   When I’m upset‚ I become out of control  
15.   When I’m upset‚ I believe that I will remain that way for a long time  
16.   When I’m upset‚ I believe that I’ll end up feeling very depressed  
17.   When I’m upset‚ I believe that my feelings are valid and important (R)  
18.   When I’m upset‚ I have difficulty focusing on other things  
19.   When I’m upset‚ I feel out of control  
20.   When I’m upset‚ I can still get things done (R)  
21.   When I’m upset‚ I feel ashamed with myself for feeling that way  
22.   When I’m upset‚ I know that I can find a way to eventually feel better (R)  
23.   When I’m upset‚ I feel like I am weak  
24.   When I’m upset‚ I feel like I can remain in control of my behaviours (R)  
25.   When I’m upset‚ I feel guilty for feeling that way  
26.   When I’m upset‚ I have difficulty concentrating  
27.   When I’m upset‚ I have difficulty controlling my behaviours  
28.   When I’m upset‚ I believe that there is nothing I can do to make myself feel better  
29.   When I’m upset‚ I become irritated with myself for feeling that way  
30.   When I’m upset‚ I start to feel very bad about myself  
31.   When I’m upset‚ I believe that wallowing in it is all I can do  
32.   When I’m upset‚ I lose control over my behaviours  
33.   When I’m upset‚ I have difficulty thinking about anything else  
34.   When I’m upset‚ I take time to figure out what I’m really feeling (R)  
35.   When I’m upset‚ it takes me a long time to feel better  
36.   When I’m upset‚ my emotions feel overwhelming  

 

Gratz‚ K.L. & Roemer‚ E. Multidimensional Assessment of Emotion Regulation and Dysregulation: Development‚ Factor Structure‚ and Initial Validation of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment‚ 26: 1‚ pp. 41-54

 

http://chipts.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/02/Difficulties-in-Emotion-Regulation-Scale_DERS_.pdf

 

Kim L. Gratz; and Lizabeth Roemer. Multidimensional Assessment of Emotion Regulation and Dysregulation: Development‚ Factor Structure‚ and Initial Validation of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale; Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment‚ Vol. 26‚ No. 1‚ March 2004.

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