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Table 4 Work factors that physiotherapists identified as contributors to WRMDs

From: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Nigerian Physiotherapists

Risks Number of Respondents (%)
Treating large number of patients in a day 96/115 (83.5)
Working in same position for long 82/115 (71.3)
Lifting/transferring dependent patients 78/115 (67.8)
Performing manual orthopaedic techniques 78/115 (67.8)
Working in awkward or cramped position 73/113* (64.6)
Bending or twisting your back in awkward way 72/115 (62.6)
Not having enough rest break during the day 71/115 (61.7)
Carrying, lifting or moving heavy materials or equipments 64/115 (55.7)
Continuing to work when injured 60/115 (52.2)
Performing same task over 60/115 (52.2)
Working at or near your physical limits 54/115 (46.9)
Unanticipated sudden movement or fall by patients 47/115 (40.9)
Work scheduling (overtime, irregular shift, length of workday) 5/114* (3.5)
Assisting patients during gait activities 41/115 (35.7)
Inadequate training in injury prevention 34/115 (29.6)
Working with confused or agitated patients 33/114* (28.9)
Reaching or working away from the body 20/115 (17.4)
  1. *- Missing value due to no response by participants