Can Virtual Reality Simulator Be Used as a Training Aid to Improve Cadaver Temporal Bone Dissection? Results of a Randomized Blinded Control Trial
Yi C Zhao, Gregor Kennedy, Kumiko Yukawa, Brian Pyman, Stephen O'Leary
LARYNGOSCOPE | WILEY | Published : 2011
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: This study aims to determine whether there are improved performances in cadaver temporal bone dissection after training using a VR simulator as a teaching aid compared with traditional training methods STUDY DESIGN: Randomized control trial. METHODS: Twenty participants with minimal temporal bone experience were recruited for this randomized control trial. After receiving the same didactic teaching they were randomized into two groups. The traditional group were to receive addition teaching via traditional teaching methods such as small group tutorials, videos, and models. The VR group received supervised teaching on the VR simulator. At the end of their teaching they ..View full abstract
This project was funded by a research grant from the Garnett Passe & Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation.