Reliability of subjective assessment of fever by mothers.

  title={Reliability of subjective assessment of fever by mothers.},
  author={Sunit C Singhi and Vaneeta Sood},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  volume={27 8},
To evaluate reliability of mother's subjective assessment of fever, we measured actual body temperature of 301 children and correlated these with assessment of fever (presence or absence) by the mother. Mothers could identify 88.9% (104/117) of febrile children and 88.6% (163/184) afebrile children correctly (positive and negative predictive values 83.2 and 87.6%, respectively). Palpation of more than one anatomical site for subjective assessment had a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of… CONTINUE READING

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