Journal article

A surgical skills assessment rubric for pterygium surgery

Mehran Zarei-Ghanavati, Hamed Ghassemi, Mirataollah Salabati, Raziyeh Mahmoudzadeh, Christopher Liu, Mark Daniell, Andrew JW Huang, Ahmad Kheirkhah, Ali R Djalilian

The Ocular Surface | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020


PURPOSE: To introduce an assessment tool (rubric) for evaluating ophthalmology residents' competency in pterygium surgery. METHODS: A panel of experienced international surgeons collaborated and developed the rubric. After describing various stages of the procedure, the Dreyfus scale of skill acquisition was used for scoring each stage. After finalizing the rubric, two surgeons independently evaluated 20 masked pterygium surgery videos of 10 residents and scored the videos according to the rubric. The agreement between the scores of them was examined with the intra-class correlation coefficient test. RESULTS: This rubric divides pterygium surgery into 13 different stages and covers the two m..

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