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Table 1 Correlations of Salivary Cortisol (SC) and OT Eye Temperature (ET) measured by Infrared Thermography with performance data in the 40 K and 80 K ride categories

From: Salivary cortisol and eye temperature changes during endurance competitions

Spearman Rank Correlation
SPEED Rho N P-Value Ride
Cat
PHASE 1
 ∆SC Home-PI - 0,7* 10 0,023 40 km
 ET PI - 0,6 13 0,024 80 km
 ∆ET PI-VG60 km +  0,6* 12 0,027 80 km
 ∆ET VG60- VG80 km +  0,6* 12 0,037 80 km
PHASE 2
 ∆SC PI-VG30 km +  0,6 13 0,047 80 km
 ET VG3 +  0,6 12 0,045 80 km
 ∆ET PI -VG60 km +  0,7* 12 0,015 80 km
 ∆ET VG30 -VG 60 km +  0,7* 10 0,033 80 km
PHASE 3
 ET VG3 +  0,6* 12 0,12 80 km
 ∆ET PI-VG60 km +  0,7** 12 0,009 80 km
 ∆ET PI-VG80 km +  0,7* 12 0,033 80 km
AVERAGE
 ET PI - 0,6* 11 0,038 80 km
 ET 20 km - 0,5* 22 0,024 40 km
 ET 80 km +  0,7* 11 0,024 80 km
 ∆ET PI-VG60 km +  0,8** 11 0,006 80 km
 ∆ET PI-VG80 km +  0,7* 11 0,035 80 km
RECOVERY TIME
VG1
  ET 60 km - 0,6* 12 0,034 80 km
  ∆ET VG0-VG80 km +  0,6* 12 0,036 80 km
VG3
  ∆SC VG0-VG30 km - 0,6* 13 0,047 80 km
  ∆ET VG30-VG80 km - 0,8** 10 0,009 80 km
  ∆ET VG60-VG80 km - 0,6* 12 0,028 80 km
QUALIFICATION
CL vs FTQ
  ET PI −0,5* 24 0,026 40 km
POSITION
 SC PI −0,5* 25** 0,025 40 km
 ET VG80 km −0,7* 12 0,011 80 km
 ∆ET PI-VG60 km −0,8** 12 0,005 80 km
 ∆ET PI-VG80 km −0,6* 12 0,034 80 km
  1. p-value is two-tailed * (p < 0,05) **(p < 0,001). PI (Pre-Inspection), VG (Vet Gate); 20, 30, 60 and 80 (distance covered in km. ∆ (variation between moments of collection)