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Table 3 Primary and secondary outcome

From: The perceived benefit of intraoperative stress modifiers for surgeons: an experimental simulation study in volunteers

Median (IQR) Pause No Pause Total
Salivary Cortisol (nmol/l)
 Pre-intervention phase 5.1 (3.40) 4.8 (4.65) 4.9 (3.50)
 Post-intervention phase 4.6 (2.10) 4.3 (2.39) 4.5 (2.35)
Heart Rate (beats/min)
 Pre-intervention phase 91.5 (21) 89.5 (30) 93.0 (25)
 Post-intervention phase 90.8 (18) 91.8 (29) 91.8 (20)
STAI score
 Pre-intervention phase 33.3 (10.83) 35.0 (10.00) 33.3 (10.00)
 Post-intervention phase 41.7 (24.17) 38.3 (26.67) 40 (16.67)