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Table 4 Standardized direct, indirect, and total effect of all study pathways (n = 817)

From: Effects of family relationship and social support on the mental health of Chinese postpartum women

Pathway Direct effect β(95% CI) Indirect effect β(95% CI) Total effect β(95% CI)
MS→EPDS −0.282(−0.350, −0.216) − 0.103(− 0.132, − 0.073) −0.385(− 0.449, − 0.321)
PCMIL→EPDS −0.129(− 0.197, − 0.061) −0.066(− 0.094, − 0.042) −0.195(− 0.258, − 0.124)
SSRS→EPDS −0.297(− 0.357, − 0.221) −0.297(− 0.357, − 0.221)
EPDS→PSQI 0.446(0.389, 0.512) 0.446(0.389, 0.512)
SSRS→PSQI −0.154(− 0.219, − 0.080) −0.132(− 0.171, − 0.097) −0.287(− 0.353, − 0.221)
MS→PSQI − 0.179(− 0.217, − 0.143) −0.179(− 0.217, − 0.143)
PCMIL→PSQI − 0.092(− 0.125, − 0.060) −0.092(− 0.125, − 0.060)
  1. Notes: EPDS Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, MS Marital Satisfaction, PCMIL Perceived caring of Mother-in-law, PSQI Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, SSRS Social Support Rating Scale