The effect of factors such as handedness, sex and age on body temperature measured by an infrared 'tympanic' thermometer.

@article{Heusch2006TheEO,
  title={The effect of factors such as handedness, sex and age on body temperature measured by an infrared 'tympanic' thermometer.},
  author={Andrew I. Heusch and Vijiayarani Suresh and Peter W. McCarthy},
  journal={Journal of medical engineering & technology},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={235-41}
}
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of IRET has been called into question. However, there are a number of factors that might affect ear temperature measurement. Some of these are the focus of this study. METHOD 366 asymptomatic subjects (0.75 to 53 years old) volunteered to take part in this ethically approved study. The data were analysed in respect to handedness, sex and age. RESULTS Two-way ANOVAs showed significant interactions between age group and sex (first ear measured, p = 0.017; second p… CONTINUE READING