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Table 8 Item analysis for men’s function scale (regardless of cause of difficulty)

From: The development of a contextually appropriate measure of psychological distress in Sierra Leone

Item Alpha if deleted Mean Std Dev N
Taking care of the family (ensuring their safety, guiding the children and spending time with them) 0.77 0.38 0.97 432
Making a living (like trading, farming, commercial bike riding and building and construction) 0.75 0.55 1.23 423
Helping with difficult household work (like weeding grass, splitting wood) 0.76 0.29 0.96 414
Take part in community work and other community programmes (like cleaning, going to meetings) 0.76 0.14 0.69 436
Take part in community occasions like marriage or funeral 0.76 0.13 0.63 447
Ensuring community protection and security 0.75 0.14 0.71 442
Taking care of yourself (like taking bath regularly and cutting hair) 0.77 0.07 0.53 450
Praying 0.80 0.27 0.80 447
Doing things that you enjoy when you have time (playing football, watching games or movies or visiting loved ones) 0.76 0.18 0.74 449