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Effect of Virtual Reality Training by Novices on Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a Porcine Model

This study has been terminated.
(Principal investigator left institution.)
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Columbia University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00460980
First received: April 13, 2007
Last updated: October 10, 2008
Last verified: October 2008
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine whether training on the LapSim Simulator transfers to improved laparoscopic cholecystectomy operative performance in an animal model.


Condition Intervention
Laparoscopic Skills
Behavioral: training on virtual reality laparoscopic simulator

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Effect of Virtual Reality Training by Novices on Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a Porcine Model

Further study details as provided by Columbia University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Score on Global Outcomes Assessment of Laparoscopic Skills at 5 week interval. [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: June 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2009
Arms Assigned Interventions
1
Residents will participate in a structured approach to teaching laparoscopic skills to beginning surgeons with a virtual reality trainer will improve skills prior to actual operative experience.
Behavioral: training on virtual reality laparoscopic simulator
The aim of this project is to determine whether a structured approach to teaching laparoscopic skills to beginning surgeons with a virtual reality trainer will improve skills prior to actual operative experience. We aim to show that with the virtual reality trainer, operative skills will be improved and that overall operative time will be decreased.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • General surgery interns at NewYork Hospital/Columbia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • persons who are not General surgery interns at NewYork Hospital/Columbia
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00460980

Locations
United States, New York
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Sponsors and Collaborators
Columbia University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dennis L Fowler, MD Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00460980     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AAAB9401
Study First Received: April 13, 2007
Last Updated: October 10, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Columbia University:
resident training
laparoscopic skills
surgical skills assessment

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 25, 2014