Editors: Margareta Kristenson, Peter Garvin, Ulf Lundberg

The Role of Saliva Cortisol Measurement in Health and Disease

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Printed Copy: US $119
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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