Table 4

Characteristics of study participants (p values indicate comparison with asymptomatic soccer players)

 Asymptomatic soccer players (N=17)Adductor-related groin pain (N=28)Asymptomatic non- soccer playing athletes (N=20)
Mean (SD)Mean (SD)p ValueMean (SD)p Value
Demographic information
 Age22.6 (2.6)24.2 (3.0)0.07625.6 (5.9)0.034
 Weight78.2 (6.3)75.9 (7.1)0.2680.2 (8.7)0.43
 Height180.2 (5.1)180.8 (6.0)0.71181.9 (5.7)0.33
Median (25–75 centile)Median (25–75 centile)p ValueMedian (25–75 centile)p Value
 Training hours/week6.0 (4.0–6.0)4.0 (4.0–6.0)0.698.0 (4.0–9.7)0.018
 Level of play (1–4 division)3.0 (1.0–3.75)3.0 (2.0–4.0)0.180.0 (0.0–0.0)p<0.001
 Hip/groin pain duration (weeks)42.5 (18–156)
 Copenhagen groin pain test (0–10)0.0 (0.0–0.0)8.0 (4.5–9.0)<0.0010.0 (0.0–0.0)0.33
Median (25–75 centile)Median (25–75 centile)p ValueMedian (25–75 centile)p Value
HAGOS (0–100)
 Pain100.0 (92.5–100.0)73.5 (62.0–88.0)<0.001100.0 (100.0–100.0)0.14
 Symptoms93.0 (82.0–98.0)62.5 (50.0–75.0)<0.00196.0 (90.0–100.0)0.17
 ADL100.0 (97.5–100.0)77.5 (57.5–90.0)<0.001100.0 (100.0–100.0)0.17
 Sport/rec100.0 (92.5–100.0)50.0 (28.0–62.0)<0.001100.0 (100.0–100.0)0.031
 PA100.0 (100.0–100.0)38.0 (25.0–62.0)<0.001100.0 (100.0–100.0)0.91
 QoL100.0 (92.5–100.0)47.5 (30.0–63.7)<0.001100.0 (100.0–100.0)0.075
  • ADL, activities of daily living; HAGOS, the Copenhagen Hip And Groin Outcome Score; PA, participation in physical activities; QoL, quality of life.