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jmj 2010, 8(3): 25-28 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of body temperature measurement by three methods, glass-mercury thermometry, tympanic and cutaneous: which appropriate tool?
Nahid Zendegani , Sosan Rabeaei , Zahra Tajarod
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Introduction: Aim of the present study was comparison of body temperature measurement by three methods, glass-mercury thermometry, tympanic and cutaneous.

Methods: 274 pediatric patients have been included in the study. Body temperatures were measured by three methods, glass-mercury thermometry, tympanic and cutaneous by three persons separately. The results have been compared with each other.

Results: 274 children aged 1 month to 12 years were studied. Mean temperatures by glass-mercury thermometry, tympanic and cutaneous were 36.9, 36.5 and 37.1 ± 0.8. There was significant correlation between two methods (P<0.05).

Conclusion: According to easy and rapid measurement, tympanic thermometer can be used in pediatric emergency situation. Cutaneous LCD thermometer can be used by parents at home.

Keywords: Thermometer, Tympanic, Children
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: ect
Received: 2016/05/23 | Accepted: 2016/05/23 | Published: 2016/05/23
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zendegani N, Rabeaei S, Tajarod Z. Comparison of body temperature measurement by three methods, glass-mercury thermometry, tympanic and cutaneous: which appropriate tool?. jmj. 2010; 8 (3) :25-28
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