Table 2: Test results comparing prestressor resting values (ANOVA), mean values during the psychosocial stress procedure, and reactivity and recovery (ANOVA for repeated measures) between the patient and healthy group.

Restinga (group)Mean during sessiona (group) Reactivity and recoverya (group phase)
df’sdf’sdf’s

SBP
 M1,466.570.0141,464.870.032 3.3, 153.63.110.024
 F1,410.180.6761,410.230.6363.7, 151.40.680.596
DBP1,900.440.5071,901.130.2913.5, 310.62.080.094
HR1,900.970.3281,901.390.2423.0, 268.80.440.723
CO1,891.710.1951,893.810.0543.7, 327.90.610.644
TPR1,890.850.3601,891.310.2563.4, 298.21.160.327
EHRV1,894.600.0351,895.830.0183.7, 332.80.500.726
AA
 M1,417.140.0111,416.600.0142.0, 83.00.210.813
 F1,390.230.6341,39<0.010.9982.5, 98.82.470.077
CORT
 M1,451.380.2461,45<0.010.9972.0, 89.53.320.041
 F1,342.920.0971,341.220.2782.1, 72.52.610.077

Note: Group: mean difference between the patient and the healthy group; group phase: interaction effect of group phase of the psychosocial stress procedure; SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; HR: heart rate; CO: cardiac output; TPR: total peripheral resistance; EHRV: estimated heart rate variability; AA: alpha-amylase; CORT: cortisol; M: males; F: females. aAll analyses were adjusted for the covariates age, BMI, and gender. Cortisol analyses for females were also adjusted for menstrual phase, oral contraceptive use, and menopausal status. Statistically significant differences are presented in bold and are also indicated in Figures 3 and 4, using superscripts.