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Table 4 Mediating effect model of hot flash and depression 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 0.106 0.492 0.011 0.000 0.085 0.127
Intermediate effect Hot flashes → SDS → PSQI 0.006 0.030 0.002 0.004 0.002 0.004
Overall effect 0.112 0.522 0.010 0.000 0.091 0.133
  1. Percentage of intermediate effect: 0.006/0.112 = 5.36%