Diagnostic Accuracy of Body Temperature Measurement in Geriatric Patients

K

Klinikum Nürnberg

Status

Completed

Conditions

Fever
Infection

Treatments

Other: rectal, tympanal and temporal artery thermometry

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01639430
KSMC-tempger-1

Details and patient eligibility

About

Retrospective analysis of a quality measurement project examining the quality of vital parameter measurement in consecutive patients >= 75 years presenting to the emergency department. Primary goal of the study is to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of body temperature measurement using different methods to diagnose infection in patients >= 75 years presenting to the emergency department. The secondary goal is to compare the reliability of tympanal and temporal artery thermometry with rectal temperature measurement.

Enrollment

427 patients

Sex

All

Ages

75+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • >= 75 years
  • given informed consent

Exclusion criteria

  • patients who do not speak the German language
  • patients with unstable cardiorespiratory status
  • presence of contraindications to one of the temperature measurement methods

Trial design

427 participants in 1 patient group

Geriatric patients ED
Description:
Consecutive patients >= 75 years in the emergency department.
Treatment:
Other: rectal, tympanal and temporal artery thermometry

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