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Performance on a virtual reality angled laparoscope task correlates with spatial ability of trainees

Rosenthal, Rachel and Hamel, Christian and Oertli, Daniel and Demartines, Nicolas and Gantert, Walter A.. (2010) Performance on a virtual reality angled laparoscope task correlates with spatial ability of trainees. Indian journal of surgery, Vol. 72, H. 4. pp. 327-330.

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate whether trainees' performance on a virtual reality angled laparoscope navigation task correlates with scores obtained on a validated conventional test of spatial ability. 56 participants of a surgery workshop performed an angled laparoscope navigation task on the Xitact LS 500 virtual reality Simulator. Performance parameters were correlated with the score of a validated paper-and-pencil test of spatial ability. Performance at the conventional spatial ability test significantly correlated with performance at the virtual reality task for overall task score (p?>?0.001), task completion time (p?>?0.001) and economy of movement (p?=?0.035), not for endoscope travel speed (p?=?0.947). In conclusion, trainees' performance in a standardized virtual reality camera navigation task correlates with their innate spatial ability. This VR session holds potential to serve as an assessment tool for trainees.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Innere Organe
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Innere Organe
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Querschnittsbereich Forschung > Klinische Forschung in der Chirurgie (Rosenthal)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Querschnittsbereich Forschung > Klinische Forschung in der Chirurgie (Rosenthal)
UniBasel Contributors:Hamel, Christian Tobias and Rosenthal, Rachel
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0972-2068
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:18 Dec 2015 09:32
Deposited On:24 May 2013 09:14

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