horm.cort {assist}R Documentation

Hormone Measurements of Cortisol


The horm.cort data frame has 425 rows and 4 columns of data representing measurement of cortisol on 36 individuals.




The data frame contains the following columns:

ID a vector of index indicating individuals on whom measures were made.

time a numeric vector of time points of every 2 hours in 24 hours. The time is scaled into [0, 1].

type a vector of character strings identifying the groups, "normal", "depressed", or "cushing", which the individuals belong to.

conc cortisol concentration measurements in log10 scale.


Blood samples were collected every 2 hours for 24 hours from three group of healthy normal volunteers and volunteers with depresession and suchsing syndrome. They were analyzed for parameters that measure hormones of the hypothalamic-pituitary axix. Human circadian thythm is one of the research objective. In this data set, only measurements of cortisol concetration were included.


This data set was extracted from a stress study conducted in the medical center of the University of Michigan.


Wang, Y. and Brown, M. B. (1996). A Flexible Model for Human Circadian Rhythms. Biometrics 52, 588-596.

Yuedong Wang, Chunlei Ke and Morton B. Brown (2003), Shape Invariant Modelling of Circadian Rhythms with Random Effects and Smoothing Spline ANOVA Decompositions. Biometrics, 59:804-812.

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