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Table 4 VES-13 internal consistency

From: Vulnerability in elderly patients with gastrointestinal cancer – translation, cultural adaptation and validation of the European Portuguese version of the Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13)

VES-13 question Classification (points) n (%) Cronbach’s alpha if item deleted
Item 1 0 119 (58) 0.880
1 68 (33)
3 19 (9)
Item 2 0 61 (30) 0.849
1 145 (70)
Item 3a 0 155 (75) 0.829
1 51 (25)
Item 3b 0 162 (79) 0.829
1 44 (21)
Item 3c 0 184 (89) 0.835
1 22 (11)
Item 3d 0 194 (94) 0.847
1 12 (6)
Item 3e 0 164 (80) 0.829
1 42 (20)
Item 3f 0 118 (57) 0.826
1 88 (43)
Item 4a 0 156 (76) 0.827
4 50 (24)
Item 4b 0 178 (86) 0.835
4 28 (14)
Item 4c 0 189 (92) 0.836
4 17 (8)
Item 4d 0 165 (80) 0.833
4 41 (20)
Item 4e 0 155 (75) 0.829
4 51 (25)
VES-13 TOTAL SCORE - - - 0.848