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Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS) evaluation of hysteroscopy training: a prospective study



Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS) evaluation of hysteroscopy training: a prospective study



European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology 178(): 1-5



To describe the performance curve of hysteroscopy-naïve probands repeatedly working through a surgery algorithm on a hysteroscopy trainer. We prospectively recruited medical students to a 30min demonstration session teaching a standardized surgery algorithm. Subjects subsequently performed three training courses immediately after training (T1) and after 24h (T2) and 48h (T3). Skills were recorded with a 20-item Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS) at T1, T2, and T3. The presence of a sustained OSATS score improvement from T1 to T3 was the primary outcome. Performance time (PT) and self assessment (SA) were secondary outcomes. Statistics were performed using paired T-test and multiple linear regression analysis. 92 subjects were included. OSATS scores significantly improved over time from T1 to T2 (15.21±1.95 vs. 16.02±2.06, respectively; p<0.0001) and from T2 to T3 (16.02±2.06 vs. 16.95±1.61, respectively; p<0.0001). The secondary outcomes PT (414±119s vs. 357±88s vs. 304±91s; p<0.0001) and SA (3.02±0.85 vs. 3.80±0.76 vs. 4.41±0.67; p<0.0001) also showed an improvement over time with quicker performance and higher confidence. SA, but not PT demonstrated construct validity. In a multiple linear regression analysis, gender (odds ratio (OR) 0.96; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.35-2.71; p=0.9) did not independently influence the likelihood of OSATS score improvement. In a hysteroscopy-naïve population, there is a continuous and sustained improvement of surgical proficiency and confidence after multiple training courses on a hysteroscopy trainer. Serial hysteroscopy trainings may be helpful for teaching hysteroscopy skills.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2014.04.032


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