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Table 4 Mediation testing steps for quality of life

From: Quality of life, emotion regulation, and heart rate variability in individuals with intellectual disabilities and concomitant impaired vision

  β t p
Step 1    
 HRV to objective quality of life .35 2.11 .02
 HRV to subjective quality of life .08 .43 .34
Step 2    
 HRV to emotion regulation .32 1.83 .04
Step 3    
Predicting objective quality of life    
 HRV .26 1.48 .08
 Emotion regulation .33 1.88 .04
Predicting subjective quality of life    
 HRV .02 .13 .45
 Emotion regulation .36 1.96 .03
  1. Note. HRV = Heart rate variability (log-transformed root mean square of successive differences); Emotion regulation = interactive term of reappraisal × suppression.