Effect of Virtual Reality Training by Novices on Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a Porcine Model
This study proposes evaluation of an educational tool, a laparoscopic virtual reality simulator. 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.
|Study Design:||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|
- Score on Global Outcomes Assessment of Laparoscopic Skills [ Time Frame: 5 weeks, 10 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Virtual reality laparoscopic simulator
Virtual reality laparoscopic simulator training:
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: Virtual reality laparoscopic simulator training
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.
This is study protocol involves the training and evaluation of general surgery interns on a laparoscopic simulator (LapSim®, Surgical Science Ltd, Göteborg, Sweden, version 3.0.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00460980
|United States, New York|
|Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons|
|New York, New York, United States, 10032|
|Principal Investigator:||Dennis L Fowler, MD||Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons|