Editors: Margareta Kristenson, Peter Garvin, Ulf Lundberg

The Role of Saliva Cortisol Measurement in Health and Disease

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

Introduction

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.

Indexed in: Scopus, EBSCO.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Margareta Kristenson
Linköping University
Sweden


Peter Garvin
Linköping University
Sweden


Ulf Lundberg
Stockholm University
Sweden




Contributor(s):
Anette Harris
Researcher at Uni Health and Department of Psychology
Bergen University
Bergen
Norway


Anne Helene Garde
Senior researcher at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment
Copenhagen
Denmark


Åse Marie Hansen
Senior researcher at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment
Copenhagen
Denmark


Berndt Karlson
octor in Occupational and Environmental Medicine,at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine
Umeå University
Sweden


Björn Karlson
Professor at the Department of Psychology
Lund University
Lund
Sweden


Christin Mellner
Researcher at the Department of Psychology
Stockholm University
Sweden


Christina Halford
Researcher at the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences
Uppsala University
Sweden


Frida Eek
Associate professor at the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Lund University
Sweden


Ingibjörg H. Jonsdottir
Associate professor at the Institute of Stress Medicine
Gothenburg
Sweden


Lars-Gunnar Gunnarsson
Medical Doctor in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Örebro University Hospital
Örebro
Sweden


Margareta Kristenson
Professor in Social Medicine and Public Health Science at the Department of Medical and Health Sciences
Linköping University
Sweden


Nanna Hurwitz Eller
Medical Doctor in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Bispebjerg Hospital
Copenhagen
Denmark


Oskar Lundgren
Social Medicine and Public Health Science at the Department of Medical and Health Sciences
Linköping University
Sweden


Peter Garvin
Post-doc in Social Medicine and Public Health Science at the Department of Medical and Health Sciences
Linköping University
Sweden


Petra Lindfors
Associate professor in psychology at the Department of Psychology
Stockholm University
Sweden


Roberto Riva
Department of Psychology
Stockholm University
Sweden


Roger Persson
Senior reseacher at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment
Copenhagen
Denmark


Torbjörn Åkerstedt
Professor at the Stress Research Institute
Stockholm University
Stockholm
Sweden


Töres Theorell
Professor Emeritus at the Stress Research Institute
Stockholm University
Stockholm
Sweden


Ulf Lundberg
Professor Emeritus of Biological Psychology at the Department of Psychology and Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS)
Stockholm University
Sweden




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