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Table 6 Proportions of respondents who reported altering work habits as a result of experiencing an occupational musculoskeletal injury

From: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders : A survey of physical therapists in Izmir-Turkey

Altered work habits PT (%)
Use improved body mechanics 20.5
Avoid lifting 16.4
Change working position frequently 13.7
Increase use of other personnel 10.5
Decrease manual therapy 6.9
Increase use of mechanical aids 7.3
Increase administrative time. decrease patient care time 7.3
Encourage patient responsibility for carrying out treatment 6.4
Stop working when hurt or when symptoms occur 5.5
Change work schedule 3.2
Take more rest breaks or pauses during the workday 2.3