A Study Evaluating the Agreement of Devices for Measuring Temperature in Children
- Determine agreement between three different types of temperature-measuring instruments:
the temporal artery scanner, the digital oral thermometer, and the infrared tympanic
thermometer calibrated to an oral setting, in pediatric patients who are febrile and
- Determine similarities or differences in the percent of fevers detected with oral, ear,
and temporal artery monitoring in these pediatric patients.
- Determine differences in agreement of the various temperature devices in
non-neutropenic pediatric patients versus neutropenic pediatric patients.
OUTLINE: This is a prospective study.
During an afebrile episode, the patient's temperature is measured twice using the following
3 devices: a temporal artery scanner, a digital oral thermometer, and an infrared tympanic
thermometer calibrated to an oral setting (total of 6 temperature measurements per afebrile
During a febrile episode, the patient's temperature is measured twice using all 3 devices as
above, and then at 2 and 4 hours after administration of an antipyretic medication (total of
18 temperatures per febrile episode).
Patients' temperatures are recorded for a maximum of 3 afebrile or febrile episodes.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 32 patients will be accrued for this study.
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Agreement between the temporal artery scanner, digital oral thermometer, and infrared tympanic thermometer calibrated to an oral setting in pediatric patients who are febrile and afebrile
Thomas J. Walsh, MD
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
United States: Federal Government
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