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Table 6 Percentage indicating the coping strategies of the respondents toward reducing the risk for development of work-related musculoskeletal disorders

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

Strategies Percentage
1. I get someone to help me handle a heavy patient 50.4
2. I modify my nursing procedure in order to avoid stressing an injury 45.4
3. I modify patient's position/my position 40.3
4. I stop a treatment if it causes or aggravate my discomfort 33.6
5. I warm up and stretch before performing my nursing duties 32.8
6. I select techniques/procedures that will not aggravate or provoke my discomfort 30.5
7. I adjust plinth/bed height so I can stretch and change posture 21.8
8. I use different part of my body for ease in administering my nursing procedure 20.2
9. I pause regularly so I can stretch and change posture 14.3