Table 3: Linear correlation () with associated values between glucocorticoid levels and psychosocial factors in the TMD group. Pain-catastrophizing score was significant, negatively correlated with and the sum of glucocorticoids ( + ) ( and , resp.). No significant association between and pain catastrophizing was found, neither any significant associations between the other parameters of glucocorticoid levels in saliva and psychosocial factors.

TMD groupCortisone ()Cortisol ()/-ratio + 

Catastrophizing score
−0.323−0.230−0.080−0.305
value0.0330.1380.6110.047
Anxiety (A) score
−0.0890.1250.247−0.016
value0.5660.4200.1070.919
Depression (D) score
−0.0910.0360.128−0.049
value0.5630.8210.4150.753
A + D (HADS) score
−0.0420.1230.2110.016
value0.7850.4260.1690.919