Comparison of an Inexpensive Tablet-based Laparoscopic Box Trainer With a Standard Box Trainer

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Medical University of Vienna

Status

Completed

Conditions

Basic Laparoscopic Skills Training

Treatments

Device: Training on low-cost box trainer
Device: Training on standard box trainer

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02491710
1322/2015

Details and patient eligibility

About

Training is of great importance in laparoscopy. There are different commercially available trainers which are quite expensive and are used by trainees only inside the hospital. The aim of this study is to find out whether basic laparoscopic skills training using an inexpensive tablet-based laparoscopic box trainer leads to equal training results (= improvement of skills) compared to practicing with a conventional commercial box trainer. Furthermore, trainee satisfaction with this home-made alternative compared to the standard trainer will be assessed.

Enrollment

32 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 99 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Medical students of the Medical University of Vienna

Exclusion criteria

  • Extensive experience with laparoscopic box trainers or laparoscopic surgery

Trial design

Primary purpose

Other

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

32 participants in 2 patient groups

Low-cost box trainer
Experimental group
Description:
Trainees in this arm will perform their basic laparoscopic skills training on a low-cost tablet-based box trainer.
Treatment:
Device: Training on low-cost box trainer
Standard box trainer
Active Comparator group
Description:
Trainees in this arm will perform their basic laparoscopic skills training on a standard box trainer
Treatment:
Device: Training on standard box trainer

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