Methods and Tools for Objective Assessment of Psychomotor Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery

Oropesa García, Ignacio and Sánchez González, Patricia and Lamata de la Orden, Pablo and Chmarra, Magdalena K. and Pagador Carrasco, J.B. and Sánchez Margallo, Juan Alberto and Sánchez Margallo, Francisco Miguel and Gómez Aguilera, Enrique J. (2011). Methods and Tools for Objective Assessment of Psychomotor Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery. "Journal of Surgical Research", v. 171 (n. 171); pp. 81-95. ISSN 0022-4804. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2011.06.034.

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Title: Methods and Tools for Objective Assessment of Psychomotor Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery
Author/s:
  • Oropesa García, Ignacio
  • Sánchez González, Patricia
  • Lamata de la Orden, Pablo
  • Chmarra, Magdalena K.
  • Pagador Carrasco, J.B.
  • Sánchez Margallo, Juan Alberto
  • Sánchez Margallo, Francisco Miguel
  • Gómez Aguilera, Enrique J.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Surgical Research
Date: July 2011
ISSN: 0022-4804
Volume: 171
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: laparoscopic surgery; objective evaluation; accreditation; metrics; basic skills; virtual reality; human motion tracking; classification
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnología Fotónica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Training and assessment paradigms for laparoscopic surgical skills are evolving from traditional mentor–trainee tutorship towards structured, more objective and safer programs. Accreditation of surgeons requires reaching a consensus on metrics and tasks used to assess surgeons’ psychomotor skills. Ongoing development of tracking systems and software solutions has allowed for the expansion of novel training and assessment means in laparoscopy. The current challenge is to adapt and include these systems within training programs, and to exploit their possibilities for evaluation purposes. This paper describes the state of the art in research on measuring and assessing psychomotor laparoscopic skills. It gives an overview on tracking systems as well as on metrics and advanced statistical and machine learning techniques employed for evaluation purposes. The later ones have a potential to be used as an aid in deciding on the surgical competence level, which is an important aspect when accreditation of the surgeons in particular, and patient safety in general, are considered. The prospective of these methods and tools make them complementary means for surgical assessment of motor skills, especially in the early stages of training. Successful examples such as the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery should help drive a paradigm change to structured curricula based on objective parameters. These may improve the accreditation of new surgeons, as well as optimize their already overloaded training schedules.

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Item ID: 12077
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/12077/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:12077
DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2011.06.034
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022480411005841
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Sep 2012 12:13
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 11:15
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