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Stress Levels Measured through Salivary Cortisol in Nationally Ranked Fencers

Abstract Salivary cortisol is the least invasive way in measuring hormonal response during exercise without interruption. In nationally ranked fencers (n=21), changes in cortisol were monitored by measurement of salivary cortisol sampled throughout different rounds of three North American Cup tournaments during the 2017-2018 United States fencing season. The changes were also compared when looking at if a bout ended in a victory or defeat; the difference in rank between opponents; and the difference in score at the end of the bout. Immediately before the tournament cortisol levels were sampled, changes were in comparison to the initial sample as well as change from one bout to the next. The primary purpose of this study was to (a) compare how cortis... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Vie, Jerica Nicole (Author) / Baluch, D. Page (Advisor) / Sterner, Beckett (Committee member) / Cataldo, Donna (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biology
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 60 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Biology 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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