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Standardized Criteria to Judge Diagnostic Urethrocystoscopy Skills

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00631761
First Posted: March 10, 2008
Last Update Posted: August 19, 2008
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Information provided by:
University of Cincinnati
  Purpose

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.


Condition Intervention
Urethrocystoscopy Skills Other: educational workshop Other: no intervention (usual resident activities)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Standardized Criteria to Judge Diagnostic Urethrocystoscopy Skills

Further study details as provided by University of Cincinnati:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • measure competency and change in urethrocystoscopy skills [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Establish validity and reliability of measurement tools (OSATS) used to evaluate urethrocystoscopy skills [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
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.
Other Names:
  • Objective structured assessment of surgical skills (OSATS), diagnostic cystoscopy,
  • urethrocystoscopy skills intervention, objective evaluation of procedure skills intervention,
  • educational workshops, cystoscopy classes, cystoscopy certificate
Placebo Comparator: 2
The control group will be instructed to read a urethrocystoscopy textbook chapter at home
Other: no intervention (usual resident activities)
usual activities

Detailed Description:
The OSATS and a written examination will be used to assess residents skills and knowledge pertinent to diagnostic urethrocystoscopy. All residents will be tested on anatomic replica of human bladder for baseline competency using the above tools. Then approximately half will be randomly selected to undergo an educational intervention (a workshop teaching diagnostic urethrocystoscopy). As we are interested in short-term acquisition, about a week later all residents will be retested using the same methods. Grades on the exam will be kept confidential.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All Obstetrics & Gynecology and Urology resident physicians training at the University of Cincinnati

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any above resident with extensive training in cystoscopy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00631761


Locations
United States, Ohio
University of Cincinnat
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45202
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Cincinnati
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sam Siddighi, MD University of Cincinnati
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Sam Siddighi, MD, University of Cincinnati
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00631761     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Cystoscopy Project
First Submitted: February 27, 2008
First Posted: March 10, 2008
Last Update Posted: August 19, 2008
Last Verified: August 2008

Keywords provided by University of Cincinnati:
urethrocystoscopy
cystoscopy
objective structured assessment of surgical skills (OSATS)