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Table 2 Correlation between stress conditions scores at job entry (A) and 5 months post-entry (B) with physical examination and urinary parameters at job entry

From: Potential predictors of susceptibility to occupational stress in Japanese novice nurses - a pilot study

Continuous variables Psychological stress condition score Somatic symptom condition score Combined BJSQ score
Correlation p value Correlation p value Correlation p value
A. April (at job entry)
Physical examination (at job entry)
 Body mass index −0.161 0.308 −0.090 0.570 −0.168 0.289
 Systolic BP 0.071 0.657 0.127 0.424 0.082 0.606
 Diastolic BP −0.133 0.400 0.024 0.879 −0.120 0.449
 Hemoglobin 0.000 1.000 −0.170 0.283 −0.035 0.825
 AST 0.050 0.753 −0.109 0.493 0.003 0.985
 ALT −0.011 0.946 −0.065 0.685 −0.048 0.764
 γ-GTP −0.255 0.103 0.031 0.844 −0.218 0.166
 LDL cholesterol 0.154 0.332 0.071 0.654 0.168 0.287
 HDL cholesterol 0.045 0.778 0.176 0.266 0.072 0.650
 Triglycerides −0.177 0.262 −0.131 0.407 −0.176 0.266
 Fasting blood glucose −0.148 0.349 −0.216 0.170 −0.194 0.218
Urinary parameters
 Sodium 0.135 0.393 −0.164 0.299 0.057 0.721
 Potassium 0.247 0.115 −0.109 0.492 0.168 0.288
 Chlorine 0.171 0.279 −0.137 0.385 0.096 0.546
 Phosphorus −0.109 0.490 −0.199 0.208 −0.155 0.327
 Calcium 0.192 0.224 0.186 0.239 0.198 0.208
 Magnesium 0.076 0.633 0.016 0.920 0.078 0.624
B. September (5 months post − entry)
Physical examination (at job entry)
 Body mass index −0.125 0.432 −0.126 0.427 −0.126 0.428
 Systolic BP −0.335 0.030* −0.210 0.183 −0.324 0.036*
 Diastolic BP −0.136 0.390 −0.109 0.493 −0.147 0.352
 Hemoglobin −0.129 0.415 −0.251 0.109 −0.166 0.293
 AST 0.027 0.866 −0.091 0.565 −0.005 0.973
 ALT 0.066 0.680 0.004 0.978 0.047 0.770
 γ-GTP −0.015 0.925 −0.164 0.299 −0.077 0.630
 LDL cholesterol 0.159 0.316 −0.080 0.615 0.102 0.520
 HDL cholesterol 0.212 0.178 0.102 0.520 0.168 0.288
 Triglycerides 0.138 0.383 0.078 0.623 0.148 0.349
 Fasting blood glucose 0.051 0.747 −0.072 0.650 0.006 0.971
Urinary parameters
 Sodium −0.284 0.068# −0.264 0.091# −0.313 0.043*
 Potassium −0.107 0.499 0.030 0.851 −0.090 0.570
 Chlorine −0.202 0.200 −0.116 0.465 −0.199 0.206
 Phosphorus −0.286 0.066# −0.249 0.112 −0.301 0.053#
 Calcium −0.161 0.308 0.059 0.710 −0.114 0.473
 Magnesium −0.082 0.605 0.048 0.765 −0.054 0.734
  1. Values are expressed as the mean ± SD or number (N) of the subjects. BP blood pressure, AST aspartate transaminase, ALT alanine transaminase, γ − GTP γ-glutamyltranspeptidase, LDL low-density lipoprotein, HDL high-density lipoprotein. # p < 0.10; *p < 0.05