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Part vs Whole Task Mastery Training for Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David R. Farley, Mayo Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01629485
First received: June 25, 2012
Last updated: April 30, 2013
Last verified: April 2013
  Purpose

The investigators will perform a randomized controlled trial with a stratified-block design to compare the effect of the part versus whole task simulation training for TEP repairs.


Condition Intervention
Hernia
Behavioral: Online Video Curriculum
Behavioral: Whole Task Mastery Training
Behavioral: Part Task Mastery Training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Part vs Whole Task Mastery Simulation Training for Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: A Randomized Trial

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Further study details as provided by Mayo Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Operative Time [ Time Frame: Measured in Seconds ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Operative Time will be measured with a chronometer. Staff take overs and down time will be excluded from the trainee's time. Trainee time will be defined as when he/she has the instruments in his/her hands and is actively doing the case.


Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: September 2011
Study Completion Date: May 2012
Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Whole Task
Trainees will undergo whole task mastery training in the TEP simulator after completing the video curriculum portion.
Behavioral: Online Video Curriculum
A video curriculum has been designed for the purpose of educating general surgery residents in laparoscopic hernia repairs. The curriculum covers topics from basic anatomy, selection of patients, management, and operative technique.
Behavioral: Whole Task Mastery Training
Trainees will undergo whole task mastery training in the TEP simulator. The benchmarks for mastery training in the setting of whole task tep repairs was established with performance measures of multiple staff surgeons previously.
Experimental: Part Task
Trainees will undergo a random part task mastery training in the TEP simulator after completing the video portion of the curriculum.
Behavioral: Online Video Curriculum
A video curriculum has been designed for the purpose of educating general surgery residents in laparoscopic hernia repairs. The curriculum covers topics from basic anatomy, selection of patients, management, and operative technique.
Behavioral: Part Task Mastery Training
Trainees will undergo part task mastery training in the TEP simulator. The benchmarks for mastery training in the setting of part task tep repairs was established with performance measures of multiple staff surgeons previously.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Study Participants: Only residents who have achieved mastery of the TEP training curriculum (in either arm) will be eligible for OR assessment
  • Patients: All patients deemed fit by the staff supervising surgeon to undergo a TEP repair will be considered for this study.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01629485

Locations
United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Roberto Hernandez-Irizarry, BS Mayo Clinic
Principal Investigator: David Farley, MD Mayo Clinic
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Zendejas, MD/MsC Mayo Clinic
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: David R. Farley, Co-Director of the Mayo Simulation Center, Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01629485     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-005712
Study First Received: June 25, 2012
Last Updated: April 30, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Mayo Clinic:
Mastery Learning
Surgical Education
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Part vs Whole Task
Contextual Interference
laparoscopy
training
curriculum

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 25, 2014