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Table 4 Proportion of EXSCAT and RSCAT baseline assessments with symptoms endorsed

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

  Rest performed first (n = 542) Exercise performed first (N = 156)
% of cases reported REST % of cases reported EX McNemar’s chi square (*exact p value) % of cases reported REST % of cases reported EX McNemar’s chi square (*exact p value)
Physical 17 17 0.7681 13 19 0.0525
 Neck Pain 13 10 0.0026 10 13 0.2266
 Headache 6 5 0.4795 6 5 1.0000
 Pressure in head 4 7 0.0046 3 7 0.0923
 Nausea or vomiting 1 2 0.3018 0 4 0.0312
 Fatigue or low energy 17 24 0.0001* 11 25 0.0001*
Cognitive 17 15 0.2382 6 13 0.0018*
 Don’t feel right 3 3 1.000 3 6 0.0625
 Difficulty concentrating 7 10 0.0326 3 9 0.0039
 Difficulty remembering 10 8 0.223 3 5 0.1250
 Confusion 1 2 0.0703 0 2 0.2500
 Drowsiness 5 4 0.5413 1 2 0.5000
 Feeling slowed down 4 6 0.0396 2 8 0.0117
 Feeling like in a fog 1 2 0.2668 0 2 0.2500
Vestibulo-ocular 8 11 0.0641 4 9 0.0215
 Dizziness 2 5 0.0125 1 6 0.0078
Blurred Vision 3 3 1.0000 2 3 1.0000
 Balance problems 3 5 0.0081 1 4 0.1250
 Sensitivity to light 4 3 0.2668 2 3 1.0000
 Sensitivity to Noise 1 2 0.4531 0 1 0.5000
Psychological 15 13 0.1282 8 17 0.0026
 Trouble sleeping 10 8 0.0525 6 8 0.5078
 Nervousness or anxiousness 6 6 0.6291 4 6 0.4531
 More emotional than normal 3 4 0.4545 1 5 0.0312
 Irritability 6 5 1.0000 3 7 0.0654
 Sadness 3 2 1.0000 3 4 1.0000
  1. Calculated p-values indicate whether sub-mode performance differed between EXSCAT and RSCAT. *symptom endorsed significantly more frequently during EXSCAT within the identified test order