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Table 1 Internal Consistency for the subscales of each of the three domains, and for the abilities across the Dundrum Capacity Ladders, N = 55

From: An evaluation of functional mental capacity in forensic mental health practice: the Dundrum capacity ladders validation study

Across Domains Subscale total alpha Corrected item – Total Correlation Cronbach’s Alpha if item deleted Across Abilities Subscale Alpha Corrected item – Total Correlation Cronbach’s Alpha if item deleted
Finances 0.960 Understanding 0.964
FU 0.948 0.933 FU 0.892 0.970
FR 0.926 0.942 WU 0.951 0.928
FA 0.812 0.974 HU 0.931 0.943
FD 0.941 0.935 Reasoning 0.979
Welfare 0.973 FR 0.934 0.983
WU 0.950 0.959 WR 0.967 0.960
WR 0.941 0.962 HR 0.962 0.960
WA 0.892 0.976 Appreciation 0.968
WD 0.953 0.958 FA 0.893 0.981
Healthcare 0.973 WA 0.959 0.933
HU 0.949 0.960 HA 0.947 0.942
HR 0.937 0.963 Decision 0.961
HA 0.900 0.975 FD 0.883 0.967
HD 0.956 0.957 WD 0.922 0.938
HD 0.946 0.920