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Table 1 The table shows: Ergonomic problems divided into categories and subcategories

From: Swedish Sonographers’ perceptions of ergonomic problems at work and their suggestions for improvement

Ergonomic problems
Categories Working posture and type of examination Equipment and physical factors The patient’s physique and health Work experience and knowledge
Subcategories -Echocardiography
-Vascular examinations
-Bedside examination
-Ultrasonic device
-Examination room including table and equipment to assist patients
-Physical factors including light, noise and ventilation
-Patient constitution
-Lack of skills