Is the axilla the right site for temperature measurement in children by chemical thermometer?


KARA A. , Devrim I., Cengiz A. B. , Celik F., Tezer H., Uludag A. K. , ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.51, ss.325-327, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 51 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.325-327

Özet

Although each method has its own advantages and disadvantages compared with the conservative mercury-in-glass thermometers, there are conflicting opinions about the optimal anatomic site for measuring body temperature as well about the variations in measurements with different methods. In this study, we aimed to assess the accuracy and reliability of measurements obtained from the axilla with the chemical thermometer (Tempa DOT (TM)) compared with the classic mercury-in-glass instruments.