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Table 5 Percentage indicating respondents' perceptions of job risk factors that may contribute to development of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among all respondents (Greater than 7 on a scale of 0 - 10)

From: Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Nurses in Ibadan, South-west Nigeria: a cross-sectional survey

Job risk factor Percentage
1. Working in the same positions for long periods (Standing, bend over, sitting, kneeling) 55.1
2. Lifting or transferring dependent patients 50.8
3. Bending or twisting your back in an awkward way 45.8
4. Treating an excessive number of patients in one day 44.9
5. Carrying, lifting, or moving heavy materials or equipment (e.g., continuous passive motion machines) 42.4
6. Performing manual orthopaedic techniques (Joint mobilizations, soft tissue mobilization) 40.0
7. Not enough rest breaks or pauses during the workday 39.0
8. Work scheduling (Overtime, irregular shifts, length of workday) 33.9
9. Working in awkward and cramped positions 33.1
10. Continuing to work while injured or hurt 32.2
11. Reaching or working away from your body 31.6
12. Unanticipated sudden movement or fall by patient 28.8
13. Inadequate training on injury prevention 27.1
14. Working near or at your physical limits 23.7
15. Working with confused or agitated patients 16.0
16. Performing the same task over and over 14.4
17. Assisting patients during gait activities 12.7