Age, gender, lateral dominance, and prediction of operative skill among general surgery residents.

@article{Schueneman1985AgeGL,
  title={Age, gender, lateral dominance, and prediction of operative skill among general surgery residents.},
  author={A L Schueneman and Jack Pickleman and Robert J. Freeark},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1985},
  volume={98 3},
  pages={506-15}
}
Ability patterns and surgical proficiency were examined in matched groups of general surgery residents selected on the basis of age, gender, or hand preference from a population of 141 residents who had completed neuropsychologic tests of visuospatial, psychomotor, and stress tolerance abilities and had been rated on 12 aspects of technical skill exhibited during 1480 operative procedures. Older residents (ages 28 to 42 years) exhibited less motor speed (p less than 0.05) and coordination (p… CONTINUE READING
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