The role of saliva cortisol measurement in health and disease
2012 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
This book is based on the wish to use saliva cortisol measurement because of its many advantages but frustrations over opposing results in the literature. Several discussions at different meetings led to the development of a network of researchers from Sweden, funded by the Swedish National Research Council. This network was soon expanded to also include colleagues from Norway and Denmark. The main aim of the group was to try to understand the results from different studies on saliva cortisol measurement and thereby better understand how and when saliva cortisol assessment best could be made. A hypothesis was that, seemingly, divergent findings could be effects of differences in the theoretic assumptions made and methods used. This led over to a decision to perform a literature review focusing on if the many different ways of evaluating the levels and dynamics of salivary cortisol especially with regard to time points of assessment and analyses of data affect the interpretation of cortisol measurement in various contexts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sharjah: Bentham Science , 2012, 1. , 207 p.
salivary cortisol, measurement, health
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-74662DOI: 10.2174/97816080534211120101ISBN: 978-1-60805-342-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-74662DiVA: diva2:511032