Comparison of Obtained Measurements via the Mercury-Glass and the Chemical Thermometers in Determining the Body Temperature

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304023
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Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Comparison of Obtained Measurements via the Mercury-Glass and the Chemical Thermometers in Determining the Body Temperature
Author(s):
Orak, Nuray Sahin; Sabuncu, Necmiye; Alpar, Sule Ecevit; Oksay Sahin, Aysegül
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Nuray Sahin Orak, PhD, MSc, RN, nurayorak@yahoo.com; Necmiye Sabuncu, PhD, RN; Sule Ecevit Alpar, PhD, RN; Aysegül Oksay Sahin, PhD, MSc, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013

Purpose: The research was planned to determine waiting times of the mercury-glass, the disposable and the reusable  chemical (sensitive to heat, change color) thermometers, and the harmony between body temperature measurements obtained with them, and to test whether these thermometers will alternative instead of the mercury-glass thermometers for the measurement of axillary body temperature of healthy individuals. The research (project no: SAG-A-300609-0212) was supported by Marmara University Research Fund (BAPKO) in Turkey.
Methods: The research was conducted on 110 peoples and 2469 measurements were made in total. The data were analyzed using the SPSS program (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) 17.0 program for Windows and the MedCalc 9.6.2.0. The data were evaluated with frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, paired samples t test, compliance coefficient (Concordance Correlation Coefficient), Bland Altman plot and recommended by Bland-Altman coefficient of repeatability. Data was evaluated in the range of confidence 95% and p <0.05 significance level.
 
Results: Axillary waiting times for the mercury glass, the disposable and the reusable chemical thermometers were obtained, respectively, 8, 7 and 9 minutes. It was defined measurements of the disposable chemical thermometer 0.42 oC lower, 0.54 oC higher and measurements of the reusable chemical thermometer 0.63 oC lower, 0.40 oC higher than measurements of the mercury glass thermometer according to the values obtained from axillary body temperature measurement at the end of these waiting times. Compliance levels of the mercury- glass thermometers with disposable and reusable chemical thermometers were similar.

Conclusion: Both of the disposable chemical thermometer and the reusable chemical thermometer can use instead of the mercury-glass thermometer.

Keywords:
disposible chemical thermometer; reusable chemical thermometer; axillary body temperature
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComparison of Obtained Measurements via the Mercury-Glass and the Chemical Thermometers in Determining the Body Temperatureen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOrak, Nuray Sahinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSabuncu, Necmiyeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAlpar, Sule Eceviten_GB
dc.contributor.authorOksay Sahin, Aysegülen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsNuray Sahin Orak, PhD, MSc, RN, nurayorak@yahoo.com; Necmiye Sabuncu, PhD, RN; Sule Ecevit Alpar, PhD, RN; Aysegül Oksay Sahin, PhD, MSc, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304023-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013</p><strong><b>Purpose: </b></strong>The research was planned to determine waiting times of the mercury-glass, the disposable and the reusable  chemical (sensitive to heat, change color) thermometers, and the harmony between body temperature measurements obtained with them, and to test whether these thermometers will alternative instead of the mercury-glass thermometers for the measurement of axillary body temperature of healthy individuals. The research (project no: SAG-A-300609-0212) was supported by Marmara University Research Fund (BAPKO) in Turkey. <div><strong><b>Methods: </b></strong>The research was conducted on 110 peoples and 2469 measurements were made in total. The data were analyzed using the SPSS program (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) 17.0 program for Windows and the MedCalc 9.6.2.0. The data were evaluated with frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, paired samples t test, compliance coefficient (Concordance Correlation Coefficient), Bland Altman plot and recommended by Bland-Altman coefficient of repeatability. Data was evaluated in the range of confidence 95% and p <0.05 significance level.</div> <div> </div> <div><strong><b>Results: </b></strong>Axillary waiting times for the mercury glass, the disposable and the reusable chemical thermometers were obtained, respectively, 8, 7 and 9 minutes. It was defined measurements of the disposable chemical thermometer 0.42 <sup>o</sup>C lower, 0.54 <sup>o</sup>C higher and measurements of the reusable chemical thermometer 0.63 <sup>o</sup>C lower, 0.40 <sup>o</sup>C higher than measurements of the mercury glass thermometer according to the values obtained from axillary body temperature measurement at the end of these waiting times. Compliance levels of the mercury- glass thermometers with disposable and reusable chemical thermometers were similar.</div><p><strong><b>Conclusion: </b></strong>Both of the disposable chemical thermometer and the reusable chemical thermometer can use instead of the mercury-glass thermometer.en_GB
dc.subjectdisposible chemical thermometeren_GB
dc.subjectreusable chemical thermometeren_GB
dc.subjectaxillary body temperatureen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:27:48Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:27:48Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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