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Table 3 Current Stress Test (CST) and Spielberger State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)

From: Sex differences in stress and immune responses during confinement in Antarctica

  CST morning CST evening STAI state STAI trait
Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male
BDC 2.2 ± 0.55 2.4 ± 0.73 2.2 ± 0.79 2.1 ± 0.90 30.0 ± 4.1 32.4 ± 9.9 35.3 ± 6.3 33.8 ± 7.9
February 2.5 ± 1.11 2.7 ± 0.96 2.3 ± 0.99 2.1 ± 0.90 36.4 ± 9.5 36.4 ± 9.6 34.7 ± 7.7 32.6 ± 9.2
March 2.3 ± 0.73 2.3 ± 0.59 2.2 ± 0.94 2.3 ± 0.86 31.2 ± 6.8 32.7 ± 6.4 31.1 ± 6.8 30.9 ± 8.1
April 2.1 ± 0.54 2.7 ± 1.13 2.6 ± 0.76 2.6 ± 1.17 31.7 ± 6.0 36.6 ± 10.8 29.9 ± 4.7 32.3 ± 9.5
May 2.5 ± 1.12 2.2 ± 1.08 2.5 ± 1.28 2.4 ± 1.02 37.6 ± 12.1 33.6 ± 9.7 32.0 ± 7.4 30.9 ± 10.0
June 2.3 ± 0.79 2.4 ± 1.18 2.1 ± 0.71 2.4 ± 1.19 34.4 ± 7.9 33.3 ± 10.6 30.8 ± 7.3 31.7 ± 11.6
July 2.5 ± 1.1 2.4 ± 0.78 2.4 ± 1.0 2.3 ± 0.96 36.3 ± 12.1 34.9 ± 9.3 31.7 ± 6.7 32.3 ± 10.0
August 2.5 ± 1.17 2.3 ± 1.14 2.5 ± 1.23 2.1 ± 0.95 33.4 ± 10.0 34.2 ± 12.0 32.1 ± 8.4 31.6 ± 10.0
September 2.1 ± 0.82 2.3 ± 1.0 2.1 ± 0.9 2.2 ± 1.07 33.4 ± 6.6 34.5 ± 11.8 30.9 ± 5.0 31.8 ± 9.4
October 2.5 ± 1.38 2.4 ± 1.19 2.4 ± 1.02 2.6 ± 1.29 35.5 ± 13.6 35.7 ± 11.7 29.2 ± 5.8 31.8 ± 11.5
November 2.7 ± 1.36 2.7 ± 1.39 2.7 ± 1.55 2.6 ± 1.28 41.0 ± 16.2 38.5 ± 12.2 32.1 ± 10.1 35.5 ± 12.4
PDC 2.3 ± 1.24 2.4 ± 1.06 2.2 ± 1.2 2.4 ± 1.35 35.6 ± 14.0 36.9 ± 12.6 29.4 ± 8.5 32.6 ± 11.6
  1. Data are mean ± SD; units are scores (CST) or points (STAI); female n = 8-10; male n = 13-16; BDC = Baseline Data Collection, PDC = Post Data Collection; no significant changes between females and males or within each group to BDC