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Table 4 Back-protecting work practices at the patient bed performed by nursing staff, separated by care setting

From: Back disorders and lumbar load in nursing staff in geriatric care: a comparison of home-based care and nursing homes

  Nursing homes n = 1126 % Home care n = 264 % p-value 1
Adjusting height of bed is occasionally/almost always performed:    
- Changing the patient's position 98 92 <0.001
- Mobilisation 93 94 ns
- Basic nursing 96 98 ns
- Technical nursing 93 94 ns
Push bed away from wall    
- Occasionally/almost always 91 78 <0.001
- Rarely/never 9 22  
Bed rail let down    
- Occasionally/almost always 98 95 <0.05
- Rarely/never 2 5  
  1. 1 ns = non-significant.