Table 4: Linear correlation () with associated values between glucocorticoid levels and psychosocial factors in the control group. Depression score was significantly associated with the sum of glucocorticoids ( + ) (). No significant associations between the other parameters of glucocorticoid levels in saliva and psychosocial factors were observed.

Control groupCortisone ()Cortisol ()/-ratio+

Catastrophizing score
0.1110.1470.1750.124
value0.4730.3400.2560.422
Anxiety (A) score
0.1870.1710.0440.185
value0.2250.2660.7780.231
Depression (D) score
0.3130.2690.0100.304
value0.0390.0770.5190.045
A + D (HADS) score
0.2730.2420.0770.268
value0.0730.1130.6200.079