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Table 4 Unadjusted and adjusted association between mode of birth and Satisfaction with care during labour and birth by mediator variable

From: Psychosocial factors that mediate the association between mode of birth and maternal postnatal adjustment: findings from a population-based survey

  Co-efficient Mode of birth (exposure)
SVD Instrumental Planned CS Unplanned CS
Satisfaction with care during labour and birth Unadjusted (c)* 0 − 0.26 (− 0.36 to − 0.16) 0.06 (− 0.09 to 0.21) −0.38 (− 0.49 to − 0.27)
Standardised 0 − 0.13 (− 0.17 to − 0.18) 0.01 (− 0.01 to 0.03) −0.18 (− 0.23 to 0.13)
Mediator
 Perceived control Adjusted (c’)** 0 −0.15 (− 0.23 to − 0.06) − 0.13 (− 0.23 to − 0.03)
Standardised 0 −0.07 (− 0.12 to − 0.03)   −0.07 (− 0.12,-0.02)
% Effect mediated   56.6 69.4
Sobel p-value   < 0.001 < 0.001
 Expectations Adjusted (c’)** 0 0.02 (−0.08 to 0.12) −0.00 (− 0.12 to 0.11)
Standardised 0 0.02 (−0.03 to 0.07)   −0.01 (− 0.07 to 0.04)
% Effect mediated   49.8 46.0
Sobel p-value   < 0.001 < 0.001
 Holding the baby Adjusted (c’)** 0 −0.19 (−0.30 to − 0.09) −0.22 (− 0.35 to − 0.08)
Standardised 0 − 0.10 (− 0.15 to − 0.05)   −0.10 (− 0.17 to − 0.04)
% Effect mediated   8.4 19.4
Sobel p-value   < 0.001 < 0.001
 HCP support Adjusted (c’)** 0 −0.11 (−0.18 to − 0.04) −0.11 (− 0.19 to − 0.03)
Standardised 0 − 0.05 (− 0.08 to 0.02)   −0.06 (− 0.10 to − 0.02)
% Effect mediated   30.7 36.0
Sobel p-value   < 0.001 < 0.001
 Infant health at 3 mths Adjusted (c’)** 0 −0.24 (−0.34 to − 0.14)   − 0.37 (− 0.48 to − 0.26)
Standardised 0 −0.12 (− 0.17 to − 0.07)   −0.17 (− 0.22 to − 0.12)
% Effect mediated   0.5 0.4
Sobel p-value   0.127 0.125
  1. p values * < 0.05, ** < 0.001