Using saliva to measure endogenous cortisol in nursing home residents with advanced dementia.

@article{Woods2008UsingST,
  title={Using saliva to measure endogenous cortisol in nursing home residents with advanced dementia.},
  author={Diana Lynn Woods and Christine R Kovach and Hershel Raff and Laura L Joosse and Alicia Basmadjian and Kathleen Mary Hegadoren},
  journal={Research in nursing & health},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={283-94}
}
Two research teams determined the feasibility of saliva collection for cortisol measurement in nursing home residents with advanced dementia. Study aims were to: (a) determine if sufficient saliva could be obtained for assay and (b) examine whether cortisol values exhibited range and variability for meaningful interpretation. Useable samples were consistent across sites, suggesting that saliva collection for cortisol assay is a viable method in this setting. Cortisol values showed range and… CONTINUE READING

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