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Table 3 Mediation Analysis Coefficients by Storyteller Evaluation and Type of Birth

From: Reproducing fear: the effect of birth stories on nulligravid women’s birth preferences

  Path a Path b Indirect effect
Change in Mediators β 95% CI sr2 β 95% CI sr2 Estimate Bootstrap Corrected bias
Storyteller Evaluation within Vaginal Birth Stories
 Childbirth fear 0.35*** [0.25, 0.45] 0.10 −4.16** [−7.17, − 1.15] 0.02 −1.46 [− 3.58, − 0.12]
 CBSEI outcome − 0.57*** [− 0.79, − 0.65] 0.06 − 0.17 [−1.64, 1.3] 0.00 0.10 [−1.24, 1.07]
 CBSEI self-efficacy −0.61*** [− 0.82, − 0.40] 0.07 1.90* [0.36, 3.44] 0.01 −1.15 [−2.74, − 0.19]
Storyteller Evaluation Within Caesarean Birth Stories
 Childbirth fear 0.02 [−0.08, 0.13] 0.00 −4.16** [−7.17, −1.15] 0.02
 CBSEI outcome 0.15 [−0.07, 0.38] 0.00 −0.17 [−1.64, 1.3] 0.00
 CBSEI self-efficacy − 0.06 [− 0.27, 0.16] 0.00 1.90* [0.36, 3.44] 0.01
Type of Birth Within Positive Birth Stories
 Childbirth fear 0.20*** [0.09, 0.30] 0.03 −4.16** [−7.17, − 1.15] 0.02 − 0.81 [−2.52, − 0.08]
 CBSEI outcome − 0.34** [− 0.57, − 0.11] 0.02 −0.17 [− 1.64, 1.3] 0.00 0.06 [−0.70, 0.71]
 CBSEI self-efficacy 0.28* [−0.50, − 0.07] 0.01 1.90* [0.36, 3.44] 0.01 −0.54 [−1.45, − 0.09]
Type of Birth Within Negative Birth Stories
 Childbirth fear −0.13** [−0.23,-0.03] 0.01 −4.16** [−7.17, −1.15] 0.02 0.55 [0.05, 1.55]
 CBSEI outcome 0.38** [0.16, 0.60] 0.03 −0.17 [−1.64, 1.3] 0.00 0.07 [−0.77, 0.83]
 CBSEI self-efficacy 0.27* [0.06, 0.48] 0.01 1.90* [0.36, 3.44] 0.01 0.51 [0.05, 1.67]
  1. Note. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001