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Table 2 Correlations of Perceived Pain Intensity, subjective helplessness, and salivary cortisol AUCs in the experimental groups

From: Helplessness and perceived pain intensity: relations to cortisol concentrations after electrocutaneous stimulation in healthy young men

  Subjective helplessness (AUC) Salivary cortisol (AUC)
  Total sample (n = 64) Controllable condition (n = 32) Uncontrollable condition (n = 32) Total sample (n = 64) Controllable condition (n = 32) Uncontrollable condition (n = 32)
Pain intensity perception (post exposure) r = 0.500 P < 0.001 r = 0.511 P = 0.003 r = 0.350 P = 0.050 r = 0.304 P = 0.015 r = 0.060 P = 0.745 r = 0.391 P = 0.027
Subjective helplessness AUC (60 min) - - - r = 0.298 P = 0.017 r = 0.087 P = 0.637 r = 0.202 P = 0.268
  1. Values are Pearson correlation coefficients (r) and corresponding p-values (two-tailed); AUC, area under the response curve