Standardized Criteria to Judge Diagnostic Urethrocystoscopy Skills
Develop a tool to objectively quantify technical skills necessary to perform diagnostic cystoscopy (using Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills- OSATS).
Develop criteria by which surgeons skills in diagnostic cystoscopy can be evaluated or judged.
Develop an intervention (1.5 hour workshop) which can be replicated by other residency programs in order to enhance learning of diagnostic cystoscopy. The workshop should be adequate for practicing Gynecologists as well as they already have experience with diagnostic hysteroscopy which uses many of the same concepts.
|Urethrocystoscopy Skills||Other: educational workshop Other: no intervention (usual resident activities)|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Standardized Criteria to Judge Diagnostic Urethrocystoscopy Skills|
- measure competency and change in urethrocystoscopy skills [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
- Establish validity and reliability of measurement tools (OSATS) used to evaluate urethrocystoscopy skills [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The intervention group will view a 20 minute video, receive a 30 minute didactic lecture on urethrocystoscopy, and 30 minute coaching/practice performing diagnostic cystoscopy on anatomic replicas of the human bladder.
Other: educational workshop
The intervention group will view a 20 minute video, receive a 30 minute didactic lecture on urethrocystoscopy, and 30 minute coaching/practice performing diagnostic cystoscopy on anatomic replicas.
Placebo Comparator: 2
The control group will be instructed to read a urethrocystoscopy textbook chapter at home
Other: no intervention (usual resident activities)
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00631761
|United States, Ohio|
|University of Cincinnat|
|Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45202|
|Principal Investigator:||Sam Siddighi, MD||University of Cincinnati|