Performance on a Virtual Reality Angled Laparoscope Task Correlates with Spatial Ability of Trainees

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Title
Performance on a Virtual Reality Angled Laparoscope Task Correlates with Spatial Ability of Trainees
Journal
Indian Journal of Surgery
Author(s)
Rosenthal  Rachel, Hamel  Christian, Oertli  Daniel, Demartines  Nicolas, Gantert  Walter A.
ISSN
0972-2068
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
72
Number
4
Pages
327-330
Language
english
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.
Keywords
Spatial ability, Laparoscopy, Education, SURGICAL SKILLS
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Yes
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