The comparison and diagnostic accuracy of different types of thermometers


Erdem N., BEDİR DEMİRDAĞ T., TEZER H., Yayla B. C. C. , Aksakal F. N. B. , Taptstz A., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.63, no.3, pp.434-442, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2021.03.010
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.434-442
  • Keywords: body temperature, thermometers, pediatrics, TEMPORAL ARTERY THERMOMETRY, TEMPERATURE-MEASUREMENT, EMERGENCY-DEPARTMENT, RECTAL THERMOMETRY, BODY-TEMPERATURE, CHILDREN, MERCURY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background. Fever is one of the leading causes of hospital admissions in children. Although there are many ways to measure body temperature, the optimal method and the anatomic site are still controversial. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the performance of new methods of measuring body temperature and to compare the accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of these methods.