Table 3: Comparison of cortisol levels from visit 1 to visit 4 within each group.

Sample ( )Mean ± SD (in micrograms/dL) value in comparison with
visit 1

IAM

Visit 13514.20 ± 4.45Change: 2.39
Visit 23511.81 ± 3.55.002*
Visit 13014.28 ± 4.5Change: 3.45
Visit 33010.83 ± 2.77.001*
Visit 12913.80 ± 4.62Change: 5.3
Visit 4298.5 ± 2.77.001*

PMR

Visit 13213.71 ± 4.14Change: 1.39
Visit 23212.32 ± 4.75.088
Visit 13113.32 ± 4.21Change: 2.33
Visit 33110.99 ± 4.33.014*
Visit 12314.19 ± 4.33Change: 3.55
Visit 42310.64 ± 3.56.007*

Control

Visit 13213.87 ± 5.2Change: 1.2
Visit 23212.67 ± 5.20.081
Visit 12813.84 ± 5.4Change: 0.81
Visit 32813.03 ± 5.41.333
Visit 12313.49 ± 5.6Change: 2.25
Visit 42311.24 ± 3.9.004*

* value less than  .05. Change = mean decrease.