Copeptin During a Standardized Psychological Stress Test (PsyCo)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland Identifier:
First received: May 13, 2013
Last updated: May 23, 2014
Last verified: May 2014

The aim of the PsyCo Study is to determine whether psychological Stress has an influence on copeptin levels.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Copeptin During a Standardized Psychological Stress Test

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in copeptin levels after a psychological stress test [ Time Frame: 30min before, at time point 0, +10, +20, +40, +60 after the psychological stress test ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

7.5 ml of EDTA blood, 7.5 ml of serum

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: March 2013
Study Completion Date: February 2014
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
no treatment
no treatment

Detailed Description:

healthy volunteers undergo the TSST and stress hormones as cortisol and copeptin are measured


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

healthy adults


Inclusion Criteria:

•Aged over 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Intake of any kind of medication (except birth control pill)
  • BMI >30 kg/m2
  • Evidence of any acute illness
  • History of chronic illness
  • Baseline glucose level >7 mmol/l Baseline sodium level <135 mmol/l or >145 mmol/l
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01866137

University Hospital Basel
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland, 4031
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Principal Investigator: Mirjam Christ-Crain,
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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland Identifier: NCT01866137     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PsyCo
Study First Received: May 13, 2013
Last Updated: May 23, 2014
Health Authority: Switzerland: Swissmedic

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:
psychological stress
The Trier Social Stress Test (TSST)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress, Psychological
Behavioral Symptoms processed this record on August 27, 2014