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Cp might be from .2 thru .4 and that factor is multiplied by the allowable Fc for the column. Gypsum board is for looks only and I would not give it any value as a diaphragm.  I have never seen it installed per all the specific requirements for all the nailing,  blocking.  Secondly, once it has cracked it has no value.

Joe Venuti
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs,  CA