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da Vinci Skills Simulator Construct Validation Study: Correlation of Prior Robotic Experience With Overall Score and Time Score Simulator Performance.
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PMID:  22704177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the construct validity of the da Vinci Skills Simulator (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA). Ideally, a well-designed simulator should demonstrate construct validity, which is defined in this study as the correlation between robotic surgical experience and performance on the simulator. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-nine surgeons (18 [46%] group I [0-20 robotic cases]; 8 [21%] group II [21-150 robotic cases]; and 13 [33%] group III [>150 robotic cases]) were enrolled from September 2010 to December 2010. Participants completed 24 virtual-reality exercises on the da Vinci Skills Simulator. Data on 12 performance metrics were collected by the software. Overall means for score and time across exercises were analyzed. RESULTS: Overall scores (64.7%/79.1%/87.4%) and time scores (39.1%/58.6%/87.3%) were significantly different among surgeons in groups I-III (P <.001) and demonstrated significant linear relationships (P <.001) for all 24 exercises. Comparisons between the 3 groups using a univariate general linear model (GLM) was used to compare groups I and II and II and III. Groups I and II differed using overall score for 15 exercises and time score for 11 exercises. Groups II and III differed using overall score for 6 exercises and time score for 15 exercises. Mean overall score for 1 exercise displayed significance between both groups I and II and II and III; while using time score, 5 exercises displayed significance between surgeons in groups I and II and II and III. CONCLUSION: Initial construct validity analysis revealed that both overall scores and time scores showed a significant linear relationship when comparing the surgeons in groups I, II, and III. Overall score seems to be a stronger indicator for differences between surgeons in groups I and II. Time score seems to be a stronger indicator for differences between surgeons in groups II and III.
Kyle T Finnegan; Anoop M Meraney; Ilene Staff; Steven J Shichman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1527-9995     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Research, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
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