An evaluation of the feasibility, validity, and reliability of laparoscopic skills assessment in the operating room.

@article{Aggarwal2007AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of the feasibility, validity, and reliability of laparoscopic skills assessment in the operating room.},
  author={Rajesh Aggarwal and Teodor P. Grantcharov and Krishna Moorthy and Thor Milland and Pavlos K. Papasavas and Aristotelis Dosis and Fernando Bello and Ara Darzi},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={245 6},
  pages={992-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the use of a synchronized video-based motion tracking device for objective, instant, and automated assessment of laparoscopic skill in the operating room. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The assessment of technical skills is fundamental to recognition of proficient surgical practice. It is necessary to demonstrate the validity, reliability, and feasibility of any tool to be applied for objective measurement of performance. METHODS Nineteen subjects, divided into 13 experienced… CONTINUE READING

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