Table 3

Results of regressions and sobel test for antenatal depression as a mediator for postnatal depression

Predictor Variables

β without Antenatal Depression

β with Antenatal Depression

Sobel Test z-score


Income

-.20**

-.02

-4.13***

History of Abuse

.22**

.11

5.23***

Major Life Events

.24**

.06

5.66***

Antenatal Anxiety

.62***

.08

8.47***

Negative Cognitive Style

.41***

.01

10.35***

Self-Esteem

.49***

.03

-10.28***

Social Support

-.42***

-.01

-10.42***


**p < .01, ***p < .001

Leigh and Milgrom BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:24   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-8-24

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