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Table 5 Results of the mediation analyses

From: Reasons for living and dying in suicide attempters: a two-year prospective study

  Std b S.E. p R2
Outcome BSS t1
 Simple regression
  BDI t1 -- > BSS t1 .63 .08 .000 .395
Mediation model including RFD t1
 Direct paths
  BDI t1 -- > BSS t1 .34 .10 .001  
  BDI t1 -- > RFD t1 .56 .08 .000  
  RFD t1 -- > BSS t1 .51 .09 .000  
 Indirect path
  BDI t1 -- > BSS t1 via RFD t1 .29 .06 .000 .572
Outcome BSS t3
 Simple regression
  BDI t1 -- > BSS t3 .32 .14 .022 .107
Mediation model including RFD t2
 Direct paths
  BDI t1 -- > BSS t3 .13 .15 .373  
  BDI t1 -- > RFD t2 .48 .12 .000  
  RFD t2 -- > BSS t3 .38 .15 .010  
 Indirect path
  BDI t1 on BSS t3 via RFD t2 .19 .08 .024 .223
  1. t1 = baseline; t2 = six-month follow-up; t3 = 12-month follow-up
  2. BDI Beck Depression Inventory, BSS Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation; RFD Reasons for dying