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Table 6 Mediating effect of social support in the relationship between uncertainty and quality of life. N = 148

From: The mediating effect of social support on uncertainty in illness and quality of life of female cancer survivors: a cross-sectional study

EquationsBSEβtp-valueAdj. R2Fp- value
1. Uncertainty → Social support−0.3590.098−0.335−3.658< .001.10413.380< .001
2. Social support → QoL0.3830.0950.3214.044< .001.09716.351< .001
3. Uncertainty → QoL−0.3960.117−0.312−3.379.001.08911.417.001
4. Uncertainty, Social support → QoL     .1218.322<. 001
1) Uncertainty → QoL−0.3080.123−0.241−2.500.014   
2) Social support → QoL0.2570.1160.2132.206.030   
Sobel test: Z = −2.711, p = .007
  1. Note. QoL Quality of Life