Dynamic Changes in Salivary Cortisol and Protein among Dental Students

Authors

  • Shaimaa Hamid Mudher1 , Elham Hazeim Abdulkareem 2 , Hanaa Abdul Jabbar Saleh3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13632

Keywords:

Academic stress; cortisol; ELISA; saliva; salivary stress biomarkers

Abstract

Background: Student assessments are the traditional methods of assessing academic success, and they are
considered to affect one’s career. This study evaluated the levels of salivary stress biomarkers represented by
cortisol and total salivary protein during final academic assessments of dental undergraduates.
Methods: Saliva samples were obtained, one before the exam another afterwards. Concentrations of salivary
stress biomarkers were obtained by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).
Results: Before the exam, the two parameters were dramatically higher than afterwards, with a substantial
difference between the levels of salivary protein and cortisol (p=0.000, 0.000 consecutively).
Conclusion: Stress induced by academic examinations may increase the level of salivary stress biomarkers
in the short term.

Author Biography

Shaimaa Hamid Mudher1 , Elham Hazeim Abdulkareem 2 , Hanaa Abdul Jabbar Saleh3

1Lecturer Dr., Department of Oral Medicine, 2Assistant Professor Dr., Department of Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery, 3
Lecturer, Department of Conservative, College of Dentistry, University of Anbar. Ramadi. Iraq.

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Shaimaa Hamid Mudher1 , Elham Hazeim Abdulkareem 2 , Hanaa Abdul Jabbar Saleh3. (2020). Dynamic Changes in Salivary Cortisol and Protein among Dental Students. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 1552-1556. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13632