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Table 3 Comparisons of perceived exertion, enjoyment and ranking of preference between the study conditions

From: Comparison of neuromuscular and cardiovascular exercise intensity and enjoyment between standard of care, off-the-shelf and custom active video games for promotion of physical activity of persons post-stroke

  Condition Mean ± SD RMANOVA t-test with post hoc correction MCID
F p value Comparisons t p value
RPE
(n = 14)
SOC 14.93 ± 1.98 (df: 1.74)
3.887
0.041 SOC–VREP 2.795 0.023* 1.08#
VREP 13.71 ± 2.16 VREP–VRAN 1.223 0.122 1.56
VRAN 12.79 ± 3.12 Kinect LR–VRAN 2.197 0.047* 1.56
Kinect-LR 13.64 ± 3.13     
PACES
(n = 14)
SOC 79.71 ± 23.70 (df: 3)
2.824
0.051 SOC–VREP − 2.080 0.058 11.85
VREP 85.79 ± 19.55 VREP–VRAN -1.547 0.073 9.77
VRAN 90.57 ± 16.64 Kinect LR–VRAN − 2.454 0.043* 9.61
Kinect-LR 81.07 ± 19.22     
mPACES %
(n = 14)
SOC 65.10 ± 20.59 (df: 2.18)
3.349
0.046 SOC–VREP − 1.458 0.084 10.3
VREP 69.59 ± 13.38 VREP–VRAN − 2.406 0.032* 7.51
VRAN 76.12 ± 15.01 Kinect LR–VRAN − 2.587 0.034* 8.84#
Kinect-LR 64.09 ± 17.68     
Ranking preference
(n = 12)
SOC 3.25 ± 1.14 (df: 3)
4.591
0.009 SOC–VREP 3.386 0.009* 0.57#
VREP 2.08 ± 0.51 VREP–VRAN 1.173 0.133 0.43
VRAN 1.75 ± 0.87 Kinect LR–VRAN 2.382 0.036* 0.62#
Kinect-LR 2.92 ± 1.24     
  1. RPE Borg rating scale of perceived exertion, PACES physical activity enjoyment scale, SOC standard of care, df degrees of freedom, Post hoc Holm's/Sidak correction for 3 comparisons; *comparison between the two conditions p < 0.05; #difference between conditions is clinically important > MCID