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Table 4 Multiple mediation of the indirect effects of perceived social support on depressive symptoms through changes in hope and resilience (n = 564; 5000 bootstrap resamples)

From: Effects of social support, hope and resilience on depressive symptoms within 18 months after diagnosis of prostate cancer

Independent variable X Mediators M Dependent variable Y Effect of X on M(a) Effect of M on Y(b) Indirect effect (a*b)b BCa95% CIa   Total indirect effect (a*b)b BCa95% CIa Direct effect (c’) Total effect (c)
Low High Low High
Social support Hope resilience Depression 0.4490*** − 0.1764*** − 0.0783 − 0.1341 − 0.0319 − 0.2098 − 0.2734 − 0.1524 − 0.1668*** − 0.3776***
0.4878*** − 0.2698*** − 0.1315 − 0.1894 − 0.0783      
Social support-family Hope resilience Depression 0.4311*** − 0.1753*** − 0.0754 − 0.1256 − 0.0320 − 0.2014 − 0.2682 − 0.1434 − 0.1842*** − 0.3857***
0.4762*** − 0.2645*** − 0.1261 − 0.1847 − 0.0764      
  1. All the coefficients are standardized regression coefficients and adjusted for age, education, cancer stage and time since diagnosis
  2. ***p < 0.001
  3. aBCa = Bias corrected and accelerated bootstrapping confidence intervals that include corrections for both median bias and skew. BCa95%Confidence intervals (BCa95%CI) containing 0 is interpreted as not significant
  4. bBootstrap results for indirect effects after bias corrected