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Touch detection of neonatal hypothermia in Nepal

By M Ellis, D Manandhar, L Hunt, S Barnett and K Azad


The use of touch by health workers to detect hypothermia was examined in 250 newborns in Nepal. Palpation of the feet shows fair interobserver agreement (κ  =  0.4–0.7) and high sensitivity (>80%) but low specificity (36%–74%) compared with axillary thermometry. Traditional birth attendants should feel an infant's feet to detect hypothermia

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