Table 6

Salivary cortisol measures (nM/I): group means and analyses

Saliva sample assay HSS (n=24) PWS (n=26) Comparison (n=20)
Mean (s.d.) Mean (s.d.) Mean (s.d.)
Pre-test 8.3 (8.9) 10.5 (10.8) 6.7 (4.2)
Sample 2 (+ 10 min) 8.8 (7.8) 15.3 (20.4) 6.4 (5.2)
Sample 3 (+20 min) 9.4 (7.6) 15.9 (20.7) 7.3 (6.7)
Sample 4 (+30 min) 7.7 (7.1) 15.0 (20.2) 7.9 (6.7)
Sample 5 (+60 min) 8.8 (6.0) 12.5 (12.8) 6.6 (6.4)