DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2014.07.001
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Pia-Maria Wippert, J. Honold, V. Wang, C. Kirschbaum

Abstract: Background: The measurement of long-term stress is challenging and depends on the population under study. New methods, such as hair markers or ALIs (allostatic load indices), hold promise as a means of assessing personal stress levels. These methods are relatively new and there is still a lack of knowledge concerning their validity and reliability.Objective: This preliminary study aims to determine the test-retest reliability of hair hormone levels (progesterone, cortisol, dehydroepiandrosteron) and two diffe…

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