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Res Q Exerc Sport. 2018 Sep;89(3):332-339. doi: 10.1080/02701367.2018.1488026. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Effect of Dehydration on Passing Decision Making in Soccer Athletes.

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1
a Federal University of Pernambuco.
2
b Federal University of Vale do São Francisco.
3
c Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte.
4
d Federal University of Juiz de Fora.

Abstract

It seems that dehydration may impair decision-making performance in athletes.

PURPOSE:

This study aimed to investigate the influence of dehydration on passing decision-making performance in soccer players.

METHOD:

Participants were 40 male soccer players (Mage = 22.3 ± 2.3 years) who agreed to participate in the study and were randomly assigned to the following conditions: control (CON), dehydration (DEH), and euhydration (EUH). The players played in 2 games of 90 min in duration (2 45-min halves) followed by 2 15-min halves (overtime) with and without proper hydration. The Game Performance Assessment Instrument (GPAI) was considered for the analysis of passing decision making.

RESULTS:

The GPAI analysis indicated effective reduction in the decision-making index in the DEH condition compared with the EUH and CON conditions, F(2, 38) = 31.4, p < .05, ES = 0.8.

CONCLUSIONS:

In conclusion, dehydration may be considered a mediating factor in the passing decision-making performance of male soccer athletes.

KEYWORDS:

Hydration; sport; sport performance; sport psychology

PMID:
30015580
DOI:
10.1080/02701367.2018.1488026
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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