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Table 3 EXSCAT vs RSCAT sub-mode performance comparisons for test order and period between tests

From: The effect of exercise on baseline SCAT5 performance in male professional Rugby players

  Rest first, REST1-EX2 order Exercise first, EX1-REST2 order
Overall EX vs. REST (n = 542) Same day (n = 375) Different day (n = 167) Overall EX vs. REST (n = 156) Same day (n = 28) Different day (n = 128)
Symptom number No difference No difference 0.025 No difference More symptoms < 0.001 No difference More symptoms < 0.001
Symptom severity No difference No difference No difference Increased severity < 0.001 No difference Increased severity < 0.001
Orientation Improved score 0.0026 Improved score < 0.001 No difference No difference No difference No difference
Immediate memory No difference No difference No difference No difference No difference No difference
Delayed recall No difference No difference No difference No difference No difference No difference
Digits backward No difference No difference No difference No difference 0.016 No difference No difference 0.009
Final concentration No difference No difference No difference No difference 0.005 No difference No difference 0.005
Tandem gait Improved time < 0.001 Improved time < 0.001 Improved time < 0.001 No difference No difference No difference
Double leg balance No difference No difference No difference No difference No difference No difference
Single leg balance More errors < 0.001 More errors 0.001 No difference 0.008 No difference No difference No difference
Tandem stance balance No difference 0.029 No difference More errors 0.003 No difference No difference No difference
Total balance errors More errors < 0.001 No difference 0.008 More errors 0.002 No difference 0.033 No difference No difference 0.018
  1. Calculated p values indicate whether sub-mode performance differed between EXSCAT and RSCAT when conducted within one day (same day) or on a different day