Table 3

Comparison between the responses to the old and new wording of question 2

New wording
Training or competition modification
2a2b2c2d2e
Old wording
Training reduction
2a5215200
2b1114100
2c01200
2d01190
2e00018
  • Data were collected from 90 athletes over 13 weeks; a total of 596 questionnaire responses were collected, of which 118 included a health problem.

  • Column and row headings 2a–e represent response categories to question 2 as shown in (tables 1 and 2).

  • In this analysis, we did not apply gatekeeper logic and thus included a fifth response category (could not participate at all) to the new question.