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Table 4 The results of the mediation analysis

From: The effect of fear of progression on quality of life among breast cancer patients: the mediating role of social support

Mediation path Coefficient P-value BCa 95% CI
c − 0.391 < 0.01 (− 0.506, − 0.275)
a − 0.244 < 0.01 (− 0.369, − 0.119)
b 0.401 < 0.01 (0.293, 0.508)
a * b − 0.098 (− 0.161, − 0.038)
c′ − 0.293  < 0.01 (− 0.401, − 0.185)
  1. BCa 95% CI: the bias-corrected and accelerated 95% confidence interval; age, education level, principal caregiver and current recurrence were covariates