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Table 5 Area under the Curve (AUC) for short-term effects, before to 30 minutes after Intervention

From: Short- and long-term effects of tactile massage on salivary cortisol concentrations in Parkinson’s disease: a randomised controlled pilot study

  Group AUC screening 1 AUC intervention 2 p-value3
First intervention RTM 875 (292-1641) 582 (255-1939) 0.158
  TM 918 (337-1752) 662 (267-1366) 0.076
Eighth intervention RTM 870 (315-1686) 562 (262-1614) 0.087
  TM 883 (373-1783) 491 (303-854) 0.004*
  1. 1 AUC estimated according to individual intervention time for start and duration in minutes based on linear equation for daily AUC at screening. Median (10th and 90th perc).
  2. 2 AUC according to intervention duration and salivary concentration at start, 0 min after and 30 min after. Median (10th and 90th perc).
  3. 3 AUC intervention compared to AUC screening, Wilcoxon’s test for paired data.
  4. *Statistically significant difference.