Salivary cortisol, stress, and health in primary caregivers (mothers) of children with cerebral palsy.

@article{Bella2011SalivaryCS,
  title={Salivary cortisol, stress, and health in primary caregivers (mothers) of children with cerebral palsy.},
  author={Geruza Perlato Bella and M{\'a}rcia Carvalho Garcia and Regina C{\'e}lia Spadari-Bratfisch},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={834-42}
}
This study evaluated level of salivary cortisol and perceived burden, stress and health of mothers and primary caregivers of children (4-11 years of age) with cerebral palsy (purpose group, n=37) and those for mothers of children of the same age without developmental problems (control group, n=38). Anthropometric and socioeconomic data were collected from the participants, who also completed the perceived stress questionnaire, the Burden Interview and the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36… CONTINUE READING

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