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Journal:   PARS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (JAHROM MEDICAL JOURNAL)   FALL 2015 , Volume 13 , Number 3; Page(s) 1 To 6.
 
Paper: 

COMPARING ACCURACY OF BODY TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT USING AXILLARY AND NASOPHARYNGEAL THERMOMETER

 
 
Author(s):  MAHMOUDI Z., AZODI P., OSTVAR A., JAHANPOUR F.*
 
* DEPT. OF NURSING, BUSHEHR UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, BUSHEHR,IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Measurement of body temperature is widely used in clinical medicine. Accurate and precise measurement of body temperature, as a vital sign, sets the beginning of diagnosis and is the key to treatment. The present study aimed to determine the accuracy and precision of axillary measurement of body temperature as compared with nasopharyngeal method.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive analytical study was conducted on 200 patients admitted to the Teaching Hospital in the city of Bushehr in 2014 using convenient sampling. After obtaining informed consent, measurements were done using nasopharyngeal and axillary methods on both sides, and recorded along with patient demographics.
Results: The mean age of the participants was 37.34±17.72 years old. Their mean body temperature was 37.04±0.83 and 36.79±0.83oC in nasopharyngeal and axillary methods, respectively. The best cut-off point was 37.6oC in axillary method with the sensitivity of 88.8% and specificity of 94.5%. No significant difference was observed between right and left axillary temperature (p=0.06). A high correlation was observed between the nasopharyngeal temperation and both right (r=0.90) and left (r=0.85) axillary temperature.
Conclusion: Digital axillary thermometer is accurate for measuring body temperature.

 
Keyword(s): AXILLARY, NASOPHARYNGEAL, BODY TEMPERATURE, THERMOMETER
 
 
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MAHMOUDI, Z., & AZODI, P., & OSTVAR, A., & JAHANPOUR, F. (2015). COMPARING ACCURACY OF BODY TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT USING AXILLARY AND NASOPHARYNGEAL THERMOMETER. PARS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (JAHROM MEDICAL JOURNAL), 13(3), 1-6. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=508317



Vancouver: Copy

MAHMOUDI Z., AZODI P., OSTVAR A., JAHANPOUR F.. COMPARING ACCURACY OF BODY TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT USING AXILLARY AND NASOPHARYNGEAL THERMOMETER. PARS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (JAHROM MEDICAL JOURNAL). 2015 [cited 2021May09];13(3):1-6. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=508317



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MAHMOUDI, Z., AZODI, P., OSTVAR, A., JAHANPOUR, F., 2015. COMPARING ACCURACY OF BODY TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT USING AXILLARY AND NASOPHARYNGEAL THERMOMETER. PARS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (JAHROM MEDICAL JOURNAL), [online] 13(3), pp.1-6. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=508317.



 
 
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