Validity and Reliability of the Robotic Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills
OBJECTIVE: Objective Structured Assessments of Technical Skills have been developed to measure the skill of surgical trainees. Our aim was to develop an Objective Structured Assessments of Technical Skills specifically for trainees learning robotic surgery.
METHODS: This is a multiinstitutional study conducted in eight academic training programs. We created an assessment form to evaluate robotic surgical skill through five inanimate exercises. Gynecology, general surgery, and urology residents, Fellows, and faculty completed five robotic exercises on a standard training model. Study sessions were recorded and randomly assigned to three blinded judges who scored performance using the assessment form. Construct validity was evaluated by comparing scores between participants with different levels of surgical experience; interrater and intrarater reliability were also assessed.
RESULTS: We evaluated 83 residents, nine Fellows, and 13 faculty totaling 105 participants; 88 (84%) were from gynecology. Our assessment form demonstrated construct validity with faculty and Fellows performing significantly better than residents (mean scores 89±8 faculty, 74±17 Fellows, 59±22 residents; P
CONCLUSION: We developed a valid and reliable assessment form for robotic surgical skill. When paired with standardized robotic skill drills, this form may be useful to distinguish between levels of trainee performance.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: : II.
Published In/Presented At
Siddiqui, N., Galloway, M., Geller, E., Green, I., Hur, H., Langston, K., & ... Martino, M. (2014). Validity and reliability of the robotic objective structured assessment of technical skills. Obstetrics And Gynecology, 123(6), 1193-1199. doi:10.1097/AOG.0000000000000288
Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Surgery
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Faculty, Department of Surgery