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A Study Evaluating the Agreement of Devices for Measuring Temperature in Children


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4 Years
17 Years
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Fever, Sweats, and Hot Flashes

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Trial Information

A Study Evaluating the Agreement of Devices for Measuring Temperature in Children


OBJECTIVES:

Primary

- 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
afebrile.

Secondary

- 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
episode).

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.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Febrile or afebrile

- Patient at the Mark O. Harfield Clinical Research Center

- Previously enrolled in an IRB-approved Clinical Center protocol

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- Able to hold an oral thermometer in mouth

- No acute life-threatening infection

- No ear, nose, or throat (aural) abnormalities

- No severe mucositis

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- See Disease Characteristics

- No concurrent enrollment on a behavioral research study

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Outcome Measure:

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

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Thomas J. Walsh, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

060118

NCT ID:

NCT00378846

Start Date:

March 2006

Completion Date:

November 2009

Related Keywords:

  • Fever, Sweats, and Hot Flashes
  • fever, sweats, and hot flashes
  • Fever
  • Hot Flashes

Name

Location

Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center - NCI Clinical Trials Referral OfficeBethesda, Maryland  20892-1182