Table 2

Outcome measurements following a walking break, resting break and continuous play

Outcome variableWomen (n=9)Men (n=12)Group (n=21)P valueP value
By groupGender interaction
Total accuracyNumber correct (SD)
 Walk34.2 (1.1)33.4 (2.3)33.8 (1.9)
 Rest34.2 (2.4)33.4 (2.4)33.8 (2.4)0.70.9
 Continuous34.3 (1.7)33.9 (2.7)34.1 (2.3)
Mean solution timeTime/ms (SD)
 Walk7325.5 (1925.2)7829.7 (3770.3)7613.6 (3060.5)
 Rest10 098.2 (3625.9)9011.1 (3573)9477 (3547.4)0.02*0.5
 Continuous8331.9 (4139.4)8101.1 (2055.2)8200.1 (3031.6)
Planning timeTime/ms (SD)
 Walk5061.7 (1566.9)5599.5 (3516.1)5369 (2802.9)
 Rest7612.2 (3454.3)6407.9 (3133.9)6924 (3247.7)0.04*0.4
 Continuous6069.6 (3883.9)5707.5 (1961.3)5862.7 (2860.7)
RPE following gameplay6–20 Borg
 Walk12.3 (4)13.1 (2.9)12.8 (3.3)
 Rest11.6 (4.3)11.3 (2.6)11.4 (3.3)0.080.8
 Continuous12.9 (2.1)13.4 (2.9)13.2 (2.5)
Reaction time incongruent trialsTime/ms (SD)
 Walk642.1 (99.9)683.3 (99.4)665.6 (99.3)
 Rest944.4 (601.4)761.4 (192.7)840 (416.8)0.070.4
 Continuous748 (127.3)684.9 (191.7)712 (166.5)
Proportion correct% (SD)
 Walk92 (6.0)93 (6.0)92 (6.0)
 Rest90 (6.0)92 (5.0)92 (5.0)0.60.7
 Continuous91 (6.0)90 (8.0)91 (7.0)
Kill/death ratioKDR (SD)
 Walk2.0 (1.2)2.8 (2.3)2.5 (2.0)
 Rest1.9 (1.2)2.6 (2.2)2.3 (1.9)0.80.5
 Continuous2.1 (1.2)2.2 (1.6)2.2 (1.4)
Percentage of games won% (SD)
 Walk40.2 (27.7)65.4 (20.1)53.8 (26.4)
 Rest38.3 (37.1)51.1 (35.5)45.2 (35.3)0.60.4
 Continuous53.5 (10.1)53 (18.7)53.2 (14.7)
  • *Significance.

  • RPE, rate of perceived exertion.