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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 1998;4(1):95-106.
Published online June 30, 1998.
A comparison study of measured values and subjective experience of mercury thermometer and tympanic thermometer
Min Soon;
Chosun University Junior College of Nursing
수은체온계와 고막체온계의 측정치와 측정시 경험에 관한 비교연구
민순
조선대학교 병설 간호전문대학
Abstract
This study aims to provide a better nursing service in the dimension of economizing time and human efforts. This is to present some basic knowledge necessary to improving a nursing quality in measuring body temperature by analyzing the contents that the objects experienced at the time of measure with tympanic thermometer and mercury thermometer Subjects of the survey consisted of 71 college students, 47 adult patients and 40 pediatric patients. The results were as follows : 1. The oral temperature by mercury thermometer and tympanic thermometer with oral mode was : $36.83^{circ}C$ by mercury thermometer and $37.02^{circ}C$ by tympanic thermometer in college students : it showed an significant difference statistically. 2. Comparsion between oral mode and rectal mode by tympanic thermometer in college students : $37.03^{circ}C$ by oral mode and $37.55^{circ}C$ by rectal mode and this defference was significant statistically 3. Comparision between rectal temperature by mercury thermometer and rectal mode of tympanic thermometer : $37.54^{circ}C$ by mercury thermometer and $37.73^{circ}C$ by tympanic thermometer, it showed a significant difference statistically. 4. Comparision between oral temperature by mercury thermometer and oral mode of tympanic thermometer of the pediatric patients : $36.51^{circ}C$ by mercury temperature and $36.94^{circ}C$ by tympanic thermometer, it showed a significant difference statistically. 5. Comparision between oral body temperature by mercury thermometer and oral mode of tympanic thermometer of the adult patients : $36.56^{circ}C$ by mercury thermometer and $36.90^{circ}C$ by tympanic thermometer, it did not show statistically any difference. 6. At the measure by mercury thermometer this data can classified In three main categorise : their feeling to a thermometer, thermometer itself and aspect physical of the clients. It is considered that an subjective experience to tympanic thermometer was more positive.
Key Words: Mercury thermometer, Tym- c thermometer, Subjective experience
 
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