Table 2

Baseline and follow-up test means and adjusted mean difference between the control and intervention groups

Baseline testFollow-up testMean difference*
Estimate (95% CI)p Value
Static jump (cm)
    Control group (n = 103)26.4 (4.3)28.8 (4.2)
    Intervention group (n = 115)27.8 (4.7)30.1 (5.3)0.4 (−0.6 to 1.5)0.43
Countermovement jump (cm)
    Control group (n = 103)28.1 (4.1)30.8 (4.4)
    Intervention group (n = 115)29.7 (5.0)32.0 (5.1)0.2 (−0.8 to 1.2)0.70
Jumping over a bar (No of jumps in 15 s)
    Control group (n = 102)43.4 (3.8)45.7 (4.6)
    Intervention group (n = 114)43.6 (3.9)47.9 (5.4)2.3 (0.8 to 3.8)0.003
Standing on a bar (No of balance losses in 60 s)
    Control group (n = 102)1.4 (2.2)1.3 (2.1)
    Intervention group (n = 118)1.6 (2.8)1.0 (1.8)−0.4 (−0.8 to 0.0)0.050
Figure-of-eight running (s)
    Control group (n = 100)5.57 (0.30)5.53 (0.29)
    Intervention group (n = 114)5.55 (0.28)5.49 (0.28)−0.01 (−0.06 to 0.04)0.58
  • Values are mean (SD). Significance level was <0.05.

  • *Adjusted mean difference between the intervention group and control group. Adjustments were performed at individual level (baseline test result, age, floorball experience, playing position and number of orthopaedic operations) and team level (league). Cluster randomisation was taken into account in the data analysis.