[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
Main Menu
Home::
Journal Information::
Articles archive::
Publication Ethics::
Peer Review Process::
Indexing Databases::
For Authors::
For Reviewers::
Subscription::
Contact us::
Site Facilities::
::
Google Scholar Metrics

Citation Indices from GS

AllSince 2019
Citations63833685
h-index2720
i10-index18983

..
Search in website

Advanced Search
..
Receive site information
Enter your Email in the following box to receive the site news and information.
..
Registered in

AWT IMAGE

AWT IMAGE

..
:: Volume 18, Issue 1 (4-2010) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2010, 18(1): 48-54 Back to browse issues page
Effects of Examination Stress on Plasma Levels of Cortisol And Hypertension
Abstract:   (16783 Views)
Introduction: The accomplished studies show that stress can cause changes in biochemical and physiological parameters in healthy people. Materials & Methods: The present study was a cross sectional study conducted on 50 healthy university students selected randomly. Serum and urinary free cortisol was measured by immunoassay a month (control) before the examinations. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS software version 11.5. The significance of differences was considered P<0.05. Findings: The average of systolic blood diastolic blood pressures in the control group were 110.70±9.25 (mmHg), 73±8.97 (mmHg), respectively, while in the case group, 30 minutes prior to the examinations, they were 120.20±11.29 (mmHg), and 77.6±8.76 (mmHg), but immediately after the exams 108.80±9.97 (mmHg), 73.2±6.39 (mmHg). There was a statistical significance between the three groups. Also the average of serum and urinary cortisol concentrations in the control group was 151.83±48.86 ( ), 133.03±47.1 ( ), 30 minutes prior to examination 201.13±62.46 ( ), 175.10±44.99 ( ) and immediately after the examinations 141.48 ±49.25 ( ), 165.98±46.08 ( ) respectively. There was also a statistical significance among the three groups. Discussion &Conclusion: Examination is a potent stressor in students. It causes biochemical and physiological changes such as enhancement of blood pressure, serum and urinary cortisol.
Keywords: examination stress, blood pressure, cortisol hormone
Full-Text [PDF 236 kb]   (3909 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2011/06/8 | Accepted: 2015/04/8 | Published: 2015/04/8
Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:

CAPTCHA


XML   Persian Abstract   Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Effects of Examination Stress on Plasma Levels of Cortisol And Hypertension. J. Ilam Uni. Med. Sci. 2010; 18 (1) :48-54
URL: http://sjimu.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-286-en.html


Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Volume 18, Issue 1 (4-2010) Back to browse issues page
مجله دانشگاه علوم پزشکی ایلام Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.15 seconds with 41 queries by YEKTAWEB 4646