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Table 4 Multiple mediation model with desire to have children as predictor, treatment-related regret, psychological VOC, consequences and emotional representation as mediators and fertility-related distress as outcome

From: Determinants of fertility issues experienced by young women diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer – a quantitative, cross-cultural study

  Consequent
  Treatment-related regret   Psychological VOC   Consequences (IPQ1)   Emotional representation (IPQ8)   Fertility-related distress
Antecedent   B SE p   B SE p   B SE p   B SE p   B SE p
Constant iM1 1.04 0.18 < 0.01 iM2 3.02 0.13 < 0.01 iM3 4.76 0.46 < 0.01 iM4 5.74 0.46 < 0.01 iY −20.98 6.83 < 0.01
Desire to have children a1 0.21 0.06 < 0.01 a2 0.13 0.04 < 0.01 a3 0.28 0.14 ≤0.05 a4 0.29 0.14 ≤0.05 c’ 2.35 0.97 ≤0.05
Treatment-related regret      b1 3.45 1.37 ≤0.05
VOC_P      b2 4.08 1.83 ≤0.05
Consequences (IPQ1)      b3 1.36 0.65 ≤0.05
Emotional representation (IPQ8)      b4 2.65 0.64 < 0.01
Model fit   R2 = 0.09
F(1, 149) = 15.49, p < 0.01
  R2 = 0.07
F(1, 149) = 10.70, p < 0.01
  R2 = 0.03
F(1, 149) = 4.21, p ≤ 0.05
  R2 = 0.03
F(1, 149) = 4.21, p ≤ 0.05
  R2 = 0.40
F(5, 145) = 19.71, p < 0.01