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Type: Journal article
Title: Construct, concurrent, and content validity of the eoSim laparoscopic simulator
Author: Hennessey, I.
Hewett, P.
Citation: Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques, 2013; 23(10):855-860
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert Inc Publ
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 1092-6429
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Iain A.M. Hennessey and Peter Hewett
Abstract: Background: The purpose of this study was to validate the eoSim box laparoscopic simulator using measures of construct, concurrent, and content validity. Subjects and Methods: Forty-seven novice and expert participants were tested on both the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS™; Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Los Angles, CA) and eoSim (eoSurgical™, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom) laparoscopic simulators, using established scoring mechanisms. Three skill areas were examined: object transfer, precision cutting, and intracorporeal suturing. A questionnaire was also completed. Results: Experts performed significantly better on the eoSim than novices, with a median score of 51.1% versus 14.8% (P<.0001), showing construct validity. There was a high correlation between performance on the validated FLS simulator and the eoSim (0.78; P<.0001), demonstrating concurrent validity. Feedback from participants indicated an agreement that the eoSim was a useful training tool providing content validity. Conclusions: The eoSim demonstrates validity as a model for laparoscopic simulation. It is hoped that its decreased cost relative to other simulators will encourage increased uptake by trainees and institutions.
Keywords: Humans
Reproducibility of Results
Attitude of Health Personnel
Clinical Competence
Computer Simulation
User-Computer Interface
Middle Aged
Young Adult
Rights: © Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
DOI: 10.1089/lap.2013.0229
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