Journal article

The Construct Validity and Reliability of an Assessment Tool for Competency in Cochlear Implant Surgery

Patorn Piromchai, Pornthep Kasemsiri, Sudanthi Wijewickrema, Ioanna Ioannou, Gregor Kennedy, Stephen O'Leary

BioMed Research International | HINDAWI LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: We introduce a rating tool that objectively evaluates the skills of surgical trainees performing cochlear implant surgery. METHODS: Seven residents and seven experts performed cochlear implant surgery sessions from mastoidectomy to cochleostomy on a standardized virtual reality temporal bone. A total of twenty-eight assessment videos were recorded and two consultant otolaryngologists evaluated the performance of each participant using these videos. RESULTS: Interrater reliability was calculated using the intraclass correlation coefficient for both the global and checklist components of the assessment instrument. The overall agreement was high. The construct validity of this ins..

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