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Table 4 Results of the mediation analysis to examine the indirect effect of the psychosocial factors on oral health outcome

From: The relationship between psychosocial distress and oral health status in patients with facial burns and mediation by oral health behaviour

Stressor Stressor → OH
coefficient (se)
Stressor → HB
coefficient (se)
HB → OH
coefficient (se)
Indirect effect coefficient (Bootstrap 95% CI) Indirect effect (%)
Disfigurement 0.57 (0.021)2 − 0.41 (0.032)2 − 0.25 (0.036)2 0.10 (0.067, 0.146) 18.1
SWAP 0.11 (0.005)2 − 0.08 (0.006)2 − 0.31 (0.04)2 0.02 (0.016, 0.034) 23.1
Anxiety 0.05 (0.019)1 − 0.03 (0.019) − 0.68 (0.044)2 0.02 (− 0.060, 0.043)
RSES − 0.29 (0.027)2 0.22 (0.030)2 − 0.56 (0.045)2 − 0.12 (− 0.171, − 0.077) 41.4
MSPSS − 0.76 (0.058)2 0.50 (0.068)2 − 0.52 (0.042)2 − 0.26 (− 0.360, − 0.181) 34.2
  1. HB: Oral health behaviour, OH: Oral health
  2. 1< 0.05, 2< 0.001