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Table 3 Serum levels of hormones in studied subjects

From: Cognitive performance in patients with chronic tension-type headache and its relation to neuroendocrine hormones

Variables CTTH I
N 100
mean ± SD
Depression II
N 97
mean ± SD
Control III
N 105
mean ± SD
p
CRH (pmol/l) 1.81 ± 0.68 2.31 ± 0.58 1.03 ± 0.25 I vs II
p < 0.001
I vs III
p < 0.001
II vs III
p < 0.001
ACTH (pmol/l) 4.26 ± 3.02 5.93 ± 3.23 3.18 ± 1.62 I vs II
p < 0.001
I vs III
p < 0.01
II vs III
p < 0.001
TSH (μIU/ml) 2.18 ± 0.38 2.28 ± 0.34 1.92 ± 0.33 I vs III
p < 0.001
II vs III
p < 0.001
Cortisol (nmol/l) 462.98 ± 167.22 445.56 ± 199.95 243.56 ± 106.95 I vs III
p < 0.001
II vs III
p < 0.001
FT3 (pmol/l) 5.15 ± 0.37 4.89 ± 0.52 5.45 ± 0.42 I vs II
p < 0.001
I vs III
p < 0.001
II vs III
p < 0.001
FT4 (pmol/l) 14.43 ± 0.88 14.09 ± 0.84 14.89 ± 1.07 I vs II
p < 0.01
I vs III
p < 0.01
II vs III
p < 0.001
  1. CTTH = chronic tension-type headache, CRH = corticotropin-releasing hormone, ACTH = adrenocorticotropic hormone, TSH = thyroid-stimulating hormone, FT3 = free triiodothyronine, FT4 = free thyroxine, significance level was set at p < 0.05