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Development and validation of VBLaST-PT© : a virtual peg transfer simulator.

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Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA. aarikav@rpi.edu

Abstract

Peg transfer is one of the five tasks in the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS), which is now established as a standard for training minimally invasive surgery. In this paper we report development and preliminary validation of Virtual Basic Laparoscopic Skill Trainer-peg transfer (VBLaST-PT© simulator. Face validation of the VBLaST-PT© with 34 subjects revealed high scores for all aspects of simulation. A two-tailed Mann-Whitney performed on the total scores on VBLaST-PT© showed significant (p=0.001) difference between the skill groups.

PMID:
23400124
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