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Table 2 Total effect, direct effect, indirect effect

From: The mediating effect of health anxiety in the relationship between functional somatic symptoms and illness behavior in Chinese inpatients with depression

  Path β(standardization) Bootstrop 95% CI P
PHQ-15 → SAIB Total effect (c) −0.56 − 0.63~ − 0.48 < 0.001
Direct effect (c’) −0.32 − 0.43~ − 0.21 < 0.001
Indirect effect (a x b) −0.24 − 0.31~ − 0.18 < 0.001
  1. Note: SAIB: the Scale for the Assessment of Illness Behavior (assessing illness behavior); PHQ-15: the Patient Health Questionnaire (assessing somatic symptoms)