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Table 3 Mediating effect model of hot flash and anxiety and PSQI

From: Investigation of the relationship between hot flashes, sweating and sleep quality in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women: the mediating effect of anxiety and depression

Effect Pathway Non-standard pathway Standardized pathway Standard error P value 95% CI confidence levels
Lower Upper
Direct effect Hot flashes → PSQI 0.091 0.429 0.012 0.000 0.069 0.116
Intermediate effect Hot flashes → SAS → PSQI 0.020 0.094 0.006 0.004 0.008 0.033
Overall effect 0.112 0.523 0.010 0.000 0.091 0.132
  1. Percentage of intermediate effect: 0.020/0.112 = 17.86%