Reliability and validity of endotower, a virtual reality trainer for angled endoscope navigation

Randy S. Haluck, Anthony G. Gallagher, Richard M. Satava, Roger Webster, Thomas L. Bass, Cynthia A. Miller

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Abstract

We hypothesized that a simulator designed to train surgical novices angled laparoscopic navigation would show an improvement in subjects' performance, a high test re-test reliability and high internal validity as measured by standardized coefficient alpha. It was also predicted that simulator performance would be strongly related to objectively assess perceptual and visuospatial ability. EndoTower has good face validity in that it mimics precisely the performance of an angled laparoscope and previous studies suggest construct validity. In this study, EndoTower is shown to be a trainer intended for laparoscopic skill than can test for inherent perceptual and visuospatial ability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 02/10 - Digital Upgrades
Subtitle of host publicationApplying Moore's Law to Health
PublisherIOS Press
Pages179-184
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1586032038, 9781586032036
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Event10th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, MMVR 2002 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 23 2002Jan 26 2002

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume85
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other10th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, MMVR 2002
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period1/23/021/26/02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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