Table 1

Factors influencing attendance at preseason rugby training

Weeks attendedSessions attended
Factorn*Adjusted mean†Standard errorp Valuen*Adjusted mean‡Standard errorp Value
*A small number of players did not answer all the questions and have been excluded from particular analyses.
†Adjusted for age, contractual playing status, whether an injury delayed the start of the training or not, and whether an injury occurred during preseason training or not obtained from least squares means from analysis of covariance.
‡Adjusted for age, contractual playing status, and whether an injury occurred during preseason training or not obtained from least squares means from analysis of covariance.
Contractual playing status
    Professional2713.70.972763.12.58
    Amateur7536.10.270.00074514.20.680.000
Injury delaying the start of preseason training
    Yes1509.30.6014937.61.60
    No63010.60.530.00762339.11.420.240
Injured during preseason training
    Yes11710.40.6211640.41.66
    No6639.40.530.04865636.91.350.010
Physical activities over summer
    No activities undertaken1288.00.6712634.51.80
    Aerobic and/or power activities undertaken64510.00.510.00063938.91.350.001