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. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.51, no.4, pp.325-327, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.325-327
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.