Editors: Margareta Kristenson, Peter Garvin, Ulf Lundberg

The Role of Saliva Cortisol Measurement in Health and Disease

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-071-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-342-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080534211120101


This e-book is based on a critical evaluation of existing literature on salivary cortisol, aiming to evaluate the utility of salivary cortisol as a biomarker in various settings. It focuses on how different ways of evaluating levels of salivary cortisol may have an impact on the interpretation of cortisol measurements in various contexts.

This e-book focuses on salivary cortisol in relation to the following topics: psychosocial work environment (effort reward imbalance and job demand vs control model), psychosocial resources (mastery, perceived control, sense of coherence), psychosocial risk factors (perceived stress, depression, vital exhaustion, burn-out), sleep quality, biological markers (bodily factors, cardiovascular risk factors, inflammation and metabolism) and somatic outcome.

This ebook should serve as a reference for studies planned to adopt cortisol as an assessment tool.


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List of Contributors

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The Role of Saliva Cortisol Measurement in Health and Disease. Introduction - Why This Book?

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Margareta Kristenson, Peter Garvin, Ulf Lundberg
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Socioeconomic Status, Demographic Variables and Salivary Cortisol

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Peter Garvin, Nanna Hurwitz Eller, Anette Harris
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Psychosocial Work Stressors and Salivary Cortisol

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Bjorn Karlson, Lindfors Lindfors, Roberto Riva, Christin Mellner, Tores Theorell, Ulf Lundberg
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Perceived Stress, Psychological Resources and Salivary Cortisol

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Christina Halford, Ingibjörg H. Jonsdottir, Frida Eek
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Biological Markers and Salivary Cortisol

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Ase Marie Hansen, Lars-Gunnar Gunnarsson, Anette Harris, Nanna Hurwitz Eller, Peter Garvin, Anne Helene Garde
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Sleep and Salivary Cortisol

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Anne Helene Garde, Berndt Karlson, Ase Marie Hansen,, Roger Persson, Torbjorn Akerstedt
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Mental Health and Salivary Cortisol

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Ingibjörg H. Jonsdottir, Christina Halford, Frida Eek
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Somatic Disease and Salivary Cortisol

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Margareta Kristenson Kristenson, Oskar Lundgren
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Discussion and Concluding Remarks Based on the Scancort Group Review

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Ulf Lundberg, Peter Garvin, Margareta Kristenson
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Ulf Lundberg, Peter Garvin, Margareta Kristenson
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