|Effectiveness of the UroMentor virtual reality simulator in the skill acquisition of flexible cystoscopy|
|Zhang Yi1; Liu Jin-shun1; Wang Gang1; Yu Cheng-fan1; Zhu He1; Na Yan-qun2|
|关键词||flexible cystoscopy virtual reality simulator UroMentor (TM) training|
|刊名||CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL|
|WOS标题词||Science & Technology|
|类目[WOS]||Medicine, General & Internal|
|研究领域[WOS]||General & Internal Medicine|
|关键词[WOS]||RANDOMIZED-CONTROLLED-TRIAL ; OPERATING-ROOM ; SURGICAL RESIDENTS ; VALIDATION ; MODEL|
Background Virtual reality (VR) has been recognized as a useful modality in the training of surgical skills. With respect to basic endoscopic skill training of urology, we sought to investigate the effectiveness of the UroMentor (TM) virtual reality simulator (VRS) in the skill acquisition of flexible cystoscopy.
Methods Urologists familiar with rigid cystoscopy procedures were selected to take part in a virtual training course of flexible cystoscopy. Changes in total operating time, frequency of injury, number of digital markers inside the bladder, and the global rating scale (GRS) scores were assessed following eight repeated training sessions on the UroMentor (TM).
Results Eighteen urologists voluntarily took part in the study. Total operating time was significantly lower after eight sessions of training by comparison ((111 10) seconds and (511 67) seconds, respectively; P<0.001). Additionally, the frequency of injury decreased with training from (12 +/- 2) times to (5 +/- 1) times (P<0.001), while the number of digital markers observed increased from 9 +/- 0 to 10 +/- 1 (P=0.005). Finally, training with the UroMentorTm resulted in a GRS increase from (1.3 +/- 0.2) points to (3.9 +/- 0.2) points (P<0.001).
Conclusion the VRS UroMentorTm can improve urologists′ ability to perform flexible cystoscopy and could be used as an effective training tool for trainees.
|作者单位||1.Peking Univ, Shougang Hosp, Wu Jieping Urol Ctr, Beijing 100144, Peoples R China|
2.Peking Univ, Dept Urol, Peoples Hosp, Beijing 100044, Peoples R China
|Zhang Yi,Liu Jin-shun,Wang Gang,et al. Effectiveness of the UroMentor virtual reality simulator in the skill acquisition of flexible cystoscopy[J]. CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL,2013,126(11):2079-2082.|
|APA||Zhang Yi,Liu Jin-shun,Wang Gang,Yu Cheng-fan,Zhu He,&Na Yan-qun.(2013).Effectiveness of the UroMentor virtual reality simulator in the skill acquisition of flexible cystoscopy.CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL,126(11),2079-2082.|
|MLA||Zhang Yi,et al."Effectiveness of the UroMentor virtual reality simulator in the skill acquisition of flexible cystoscopy".CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL 126.11(2013):2079-2082.|