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Table 4 Workplace Risk Factors

From: Prevalence of and prevention for work-related upper limb disorders among physical therapists: a systematic review

Author Treating Large # of Patients Per Day Manual Therapy Repetitive Tasks Continuing to Work While Injured Working At or Near Physical Limits Working in Same Position for Long Time Lack of Rest Breaks Inadequate Training in Injury Prevention
Adegoke et al. [13] 83.5% 67.8% 52.2% 52.2%% 46.9% 71.3% 61.7% 29.6%
Alnaser and Aljadi [14] b 26% 5% 85% b 10% b b
Buddhadev and Kotecha [16] 26.7% b b 1.7% b 11.7% 8.3% b
Campo et al. [17] b a a b b b b b
Campo et al. [18] b a a b b b b a
Chung et al. [19] 90.4% 72.0% 86.6% 77.7% 64.3% 73.2% 89.8% 42.7%
Cromie et al. [5] 41.4% 53.8% 52.3% a a 41.5% a 3.1%
Glover et al. [20] 67% 49% 73% 52% 44% 67% 41% 14%
McMahon et al. [21] 76%c 70%c 86.0%c 69.0%c 56.0%c b 49%c 40%c
Rossettini et al. [22] b 68.5%c b 66.7%c b 64.8%c b b
Rozenfeld et al. [23] 62.4% 32.3% 58.1% 51.7% 35.5% 31.2% b 12.9%
West and Gardner [24] 50% 50% 50% 51% 32% 58% 33% 6%
  1. aspecific percentages not reported
  2. bno data reported
  3. cspecific to thumb disorders