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Table 2 Diurnal cortisol slope (DCS), area under curve with respect to ground (AUCG) and Cortisol Awaking Response (CAR) 1–2 weeks before the diagnostic meeting, night before and night after diagnostic meeting in patients with and without a diagnosis of dementia and companions

From: Feasibility of salivary cortisol collection in patients and companions attending dementia diagnostic meetings in memory clinics

  Baseline (Nmol/L)
Mean (SD)
Before diagnostic meeting (Nmol/L)
Mean (SD)
After diagnostic meeting (Nmol/L)
Mean (SD)
DCS AUCG CAR DCS AUCG CAR DCS AUCG CAR
Patients diagnosed with dementia 0.53 (0.61) 25.94 (22.60) 1.12 (0.99) 1.66 (0.29) 64.02 (15.58) 1.39 (0.90) 1.22 (0.76) 65.66 (8.57) 0.75 (0.08)
Patients without diagnosis 0.94 (0.47) 40.55 (15.06) 1.23 (0.56) 1.00 (1.10) 44.99 (35.38) 1.20 (0.34) 0.85 (0.61) 33.38 (21.28) 0.81 (0.10)
Companions of patients diagnosed with dementia 1.29 (0.27) 53.50 (13.27) 0.95 (0.04) 0.95 (0.46) 51.32 (0.79) 0.95 (0.43) 1.33 (0.61) 48.02 (21.07) 1.05 (0.32)
Companions of patients without diagnosis 0.79 (0.27) 36.06 (12.57) 1.38 (0.32) 1.01 (0.64) 43.91 (19.35) 1.24 (0.32) 0.77 (0.42) 34.48 (17.20) 1.67 (0.99)
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