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Table 3 Comparison of the priority level of corrective action determined using the RULA method for mothers in both the intervention and comparison groups participating in the study on influence of ergonomic breastfeeding training on some health parameters in infants and mothers (n = 104)

From: The influence of ergonomic breastfeeding training on some health parameters in infants and mothers: a randomized controlled trial

Variable Action level* Intervention (n = 52)
n (%)
Comparison (n = 52)
n (%)
P-value
At birth 1 8 (15.38) 14 (26.92) 0.14
2 20 (38.46) 25 (48.08)
3 20 (38.46) 11 (21.15)
4 4 (7.69) 2 (3.85)
2 months post birth 1 39 (75.00) 15 (28.85) 0.001
2 10 (19.23) 30 (57.69)
3 3 (5.77) 7 (13.46)
4 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)
4 months post birth 1 43 (82.69) 18 (34.62) 0.001
2 6 (11.54) 25 (48.08)
3 3 (5.77) 9 (17.31)
4 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)
6 months post birth 1 43 (82.69) 16 (30.77) 0.001
2 7 (13.46) 28 (53.85)
3 2 (3.85) 8 (15.38)
4 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)
  1. Chi-square test at α = 0.0125 (Bonferroni correction)
  2. *Action level 1: low level of risk (change may be needed), Action level 2: moderate level of risk (change is needed), Action level 3: high level of risk (immediate action), and Action level 4: very high level of risk (full immediate action)