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Table 5 Mediating Effect of Depression between Anxiety and Leisure Constraints in Early Cancer Stages (n = 83)

From: Mediating effects of depression on anxiety and leisure constraints in patients with breast cancer

Testing steps in mediation modeltBβR2P-value
Testing step 1 (path a)
 Predictorto Mediator6.890.520.610.37< .0001
Testing step 2 (path b)
 Mediatorto Outcome4.602.480.460.21< .0001
Testing step 3 (path c) k
 Predictorto Outcome4.282.000.430.18< .0001
Testing step 4 (path c′) k
 Predictorto Outcome1.981.130.240.24.051
 Mediator2.511.680.31.014
  1. ß estimates represent the regression coefficient