Preoperative Warm-up in Gynecologic Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 23, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 16, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stephan Polterauer, Medical University of Vienna

Brief Summary:

Background and Objectives: All modern surgical procedures require a high level of cognitive and psychomotor skills achieved using different training methods, but could be influenced by fatigue and other psychological factors. We evaluate the effect of warm-up exercises on operative laparoscopic performances in gynecologic laparoscopic procedures.

Methods: The surgical team operates on a consecutive series of 20 patients and perform laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy. Patients are randomly allocated in 2 groups: group A to be operated on without warm-up exercises and group B to be operated on after a short-term warm-up. All patients are operated on by the same surgical team. The full-time records of the operation were analyzed by 2 independent reviewers. Laparoscopic procedures are recorded and assessed by 2 independent observers using the generic OSATS rating scale. A training module using the Lap Sim simulator was designed for the warm-up.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gynecologic Disorders Other: Preoperative Warm-Up training Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Preoperative Warm-up in Gynecologic Surgery Using a Virtual Reality Simulator.
Study Start Date : October 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Warm-Up
Surgery after warm-up task Preoperative Warm-Up training
Other: Preoperative Warm-Up training
Preoperative Warm-Up training

No Intervention: No Warm-up
Surgery without warm-up exercise

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Surgical performance [ Time Frame: During surgery ]
    Surgical Performance will be assessed using Objective structured assessment of technical skills (OSATS)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • residents or faculty at the Dept. of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • completed skills training

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01712607

Dept. Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
Principal Investigator: Stephan Polterauer Medical University of Vienna

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Stephan Polterauer, MD, Medical University of Vienna Identifier: NCT01712607     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Warm-Up-1.0
First Posted: October 23, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 16, 2015
Last Verified: June 2015

Keywords provided by Stephan Polterauer, Medical University of Vienna:
surgical skills

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Genital Diseases, Female