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Transfer of Skills From VR-Trainer to Operation Room

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00311792
First Posted: April 6, 2006
Last Update Posted: August 30, 2007
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Information provided by:
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
  Purpose
The purpose is to determine if skills obtained by training in the laparoscopic virtual reality simulator LapSimGyn can be transferred to a real laparoscopic operation measured as improved score in a technical skills assessment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Clinical Competence Behavioral: LapSimGyn training until expert proficiency level is reached Behavioral: Traditional clinical education Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Care Provider, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Transfer of Skills From LapSimGyn VR-Simulator to a Laparoscopic Salpingectomy

Further study details as provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rating Scale Score [ Time Frame: 1 day ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time used to perform operation [ Time Frame: 1 day ]

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: August 2006
Study Completion Date: August 2007
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Simulator training
Behavioral: LapSimGyn training until expert proficiency level is reached
Two consecutive simulations reaching predefined expert level
Active Comparator: 2
Traditional Clinical education at operating room
Behavioral: Traditional clinical education

Detailed Description:

The purpose is to determine if skills obtained by training in the laparoscopic virtual reality simulator LapSimGyn can be transferred to a real laparoscopic operation measured as improved score in a technical skills assessment. Design: prospective randomized double blinded intervention study.

Subjects:Younger gynaecologists (Postgraduate year 2-8) Half are having conventional training the other half is undergoing virtual reality simulator training before performing their first laparoscopic salpingectomy.

Outcome is measured by blinded video evaluation with criteria. The criteria is defined in the previous validated scoring system Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS)

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Gyn/obs trainee 1.-2. year, with no experience from advanced laparoscopy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Advanced laparoscopic experience
  • Previous training in simulator
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00311792


Locations
Denmark
Rigshospitalet
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Investigators
Study Director: Bent Ottesen, MD Dr.Sci Rigshospitalet, Denmark
  More Information

Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00311792     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KF 01283756
959587647
First Submitted: April 5, 2006
First Posted: April 6, 2006
Last Update Posted: August 30, 2007
Last Verified: August 2007

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
training
teaching
curriculum