Comparing body temperature measurements by mothers and physicians using mercury-in-glass, digital mercury and infrared tympanic membrane thermometers in healthy newborn babies


Cultu O., Yildirim I., CEYHAN M. , Korkmaz A., Yurdakoek M. , Karaagaoglu E., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.50, no.4, pp.354-358, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.354-358

Abstract

While planning medical care, health care workers must consider the body temperature changes as measured by the mothers on most occasions. We evaluated the reliability of three different temperature measurement methods when they were used by the mothers by comparing with the measurements taken by the pediatrician.