Print Email Facebook Twitter Care provider assessment of thermal state of children in day-care centers Title Care provider assessment of thermal state of children in day-care centers Author Folkerts, M.A. Gerrett, N. Kingma, B.R.M. Zuurbier, M. Daanen, H.A.M. Publication year 2020 Abstract Young children are vulnerable to extreme temperatures due to their physiological and anatomical characteristics and behavioural dependability. The latter is a relatively unexplored area. Therefore, the current study investigated the skin temperature as a proxy of the thermal state of children and care providers in day-care centers, the ability of the care providers to estimate the thermal state of the children and their knowledge on this topic. Results from 104 children ( 0.05). Furthermore, many care providers had difficulties naming symptoms of heat illness and the care providers with ≤5 years work experience had a lower knowledge level of thermoregulation than care providers with >5 years work experience. It is recommended to train care providers in thermal assessment, in particular novice care providers that have less knowledge on this topic. Subject HumanTPI - Training & Performance InnovationsBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesDay-care centerChildrenCare providersThermal sensationThermal state To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:f3eae5c0-bec6-46b1-8a5e-b9da1e5d097e DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.106915 TNO identifier 877662 Source Building and Environment, 179 Article number 106915 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.