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Table 3 Opinion of Caregivers, House Physicians and Nursing Officers on the side of the hand more sensitive for tactile assessment of temperature

From: Detection of fever in children emergency care: comparisons of tactile and rectal temperatures in Nigerian children

Assessors More sensitive side of the hand
     Palmar surface    Dorsal Surface
  n % n %
House physicians (n = 112) 24 21.4 88 78.6
Nursing officers (n = 112) 31 27.7 81 72.3
Caregivers (n = 112) 22 19.6 90 80.4
All assessors (n = 336) 77 22.9 259 87.1
  1. X2 = 2.26, df = 2, p = 0.323