Effectiveness of Using 3D Printed Models to Educate Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Nose and Throat (ENT)) Patients About Surgery: A Survey

U

University of Notre Dame

Status

Completed

Conditions

Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Deviated Nasal Septum

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02905344
14-07-1962

Details and patient eligibility

About

Within the Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) medical space, a relatively small number of patients follow through with elective surgeries to fix ailments like a deviated septum or occluded sinus passage. Patient understanding of their diagnosis and treatment plan is integral to compliance, which ultimately yields improved medical outcomes and better quality of life. Here the investigators report the usage of advanced inkjet 3D printing methods to develop a multimaterial replica of the patient's nasal sinus anatomy, derived from clinical X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) data. The final patient education model was developed over several iterations to optimize material properties, anatomical accuracy and overall display. A two arm, single center, randomized, prospective study was then performed in which 50 ENT surgical candidates (and an associated control group, n = 50) were given an explanation of their anatomy, disease state, and treatment options using the education model as an aid. Each patient was then surveyed for their self-rated understanding of their anatomy, disease, and treatment options.

Enrollment

100 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Male and female subjects that are 18 years or older.
  • Surgeon must have recommended nasal or sinus surgery
  • Not excluded as a surgical candidate

Exclusion criteria

Patients who or not able to read or understand English

Trial design

100 participants in 2 patient groups

1
Description:
Control, no anatomical model used for description
2
Description:
Anatomical model used for description

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