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When carrying out my monitoring of temperature, pulse and peak flow much care had to be taken in order to obtain the most accurate results possible.

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When carrying out my monitoring of temperature, pulse and peak flow much care had to be taken in order to obtain the most accurate results possible. This is so that my findings are reliable in relation to the required tasks giving me a good outcome of data. I collected primary data and with my findings I was able to analyse and make conclusions. With my conclusions I was then able to compare it against secondary data. Below are descriptions as to how I went about monitoring the following:- temperature, pulse and peak flow. Also in relation to the three aspects of health, where possible sources of error could have occurred and how I could have improved the accuracy of my data. I carried out the monitoring of temperature in a class environment in a class environment. We were all sitting down at rest, hence being relaxed. Our teacher then made us aware as to what we were to carry out demonstrating before hand. ...read more.

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How I could have improved the accuracy of my data, with given reasons I could have improved the accuracy of my data in many ways. ? I could have ensured that the digital thermometer was in good working condition, not having any malfunctions with it, so that I would achieve reliable and accurate results. ? when actually using the thermometer I could have made sure I knew exactly where to place it. In doing so I would get the most accurate results. ? I could have repeated the monitoring of my results at least three times to make sure that my results were reliable and could be compared against one another. I carried out the monitoring of peak flow in a class environment. I was sitting down at rest, hence being relaxed. It was made clear to me by the teacher as to what we were expected to do in order for us to obtain results for our peak flow. Using a spirometer to carry out the task we were shown the way in which we had to use it to achieve reliable results. ...read more.

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? not sitting in the right position may give sources of error as it is poor technique. ? Fingers may have been in the way which in effect would give insufficient results. ? there may have been poor breathing technique which would not give reliable results as the spirometer was not used in the correct way. How I could have improved the accuracy of my data, with given reasons. I could have improved the accuracy of data in many ways which could have given me better results. ?could have made sure that the spirometer was not faulty in any way. In doing so, reliable results would be able to be achieved. ? each individual including myself should have made sure we knew how to handle the spirometer to prevent any possible sources of error. ? each individual including myself should have made sure that we knew how to breath into the spirometer. In doing so the best results could have been achieved. Stella Oteng Health and Social Care UNIT: 3 Physical Aspects Of Health ...read more.

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