Competition stress in soccer coaches increases salivary. Immunoglobin A and salivary cortisol concentrations.


The effect of acute psychological stress on salivary immunoglobulin A (sIgA) and salivary cortisol concentrations was studied in professional soccer coaches (n = 17) before, during, and after a match of their team. Saliva samples were collected at five time points (2 hours before the match, at the beginning of the match, during half time break, at the end… (More)


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