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Title:
A comparison of methods to reduce fever in young children
Author:
Sharber, Elizabeth Jane, 1958-
Issue Date:
1994
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Tepid sponge baths can distress febrile children, and are of unproven value for reducing fever. This study compared the cooling effect of acetaminophen alone, and acetaminophen plus a 15 minute tepid sponge bath. Twenty children (age range: 5 to 68 months) seen at the Urgent Care or Emergency Department with fever of ≥ 38.9°C were randomized to receive (1) no sponge bath, or (2) a 15 minute sponge bath 30 minutes after the acetaminophen. Subjects received a 15 mg/kg dose of acetaminophen. Tympanic temperature was monitored every 30 minutes for two hours, and subjects were monitored for signs of discomfort (crying, shivering, goosebumps). Significance level was set at 0.05. Sponge bathed subjects cooled faster during the first hour; however, there was no significant difference between groups in overall temperature change after two hours. Sponge bathed subjects had significantly higher discomfort scores during the bathing period only (p ≤ 0.009).
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Moore, Ida M.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA comparison of methods to reduce fever in young childrenen_US
dc.creatorSharber, Elizabeth Jane, 1958-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSharber, Elizabeth Jane, 1958-en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTepid sponge baths can distress febrile children, and are of unproven value for reducing fever. This study compared the cooling effect of acetaminophen alone, and acetaminophen plus a 15 minute tepid sponge bath. Twenty children (age range: 5 to 68 months) seen at the Urgent Care or Emergency Department with fever of ≥ 38.9°C were randomized to receive (1) no sponge bath, or (2) a 15 minute sponge bath 30 minutes after the acetaminophen. Subjects received a 15 mg/kg dose of acetaminophen. Tympanic temperature was monitored every 30 minutes for two hours, and subjects were monitored for signs of discomfort (crying, shivering, goosebumps). Significance level was set at 0.05. Sponge bathed subjects cooled faster during the first hour; however, there was no significant difference between groups in overall temperature change after two hours. Sponge bathed subjects had significantly higher discomfort scores during the bathing period only (p ≤ 0.009).en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Ida M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1357365en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b314989789en_US
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