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Clinical Trial Summary

Eligible participants are those who are members of the general surgery residency pediatric gastroenterology fellowship, and adult gastroenterology fellowship. Through a randomized-controlled trial, participants will fill out a baseline set of demographic information including year of training, approximate number of colonoscopies to date, specialty, age, sex and handedness. Participation in this activity is completely voluntary. Trainees will be randomized to one of two groups. Either first participating in an unassisted colonoscopy module twice and then taking a questionnaire and then transitioning to a supervised/coached colonoscopy module session twice and taking a questionnaire, versus the reverse, in which the participant first partakes in a supervised/coached colonoscopy module session twice and then transitions to performing a colonoscopy module twice, unassisted. Objective measures will be assessed by the module software and supervising faculty. Specifically, using individuals' survey responses to see if early supervision improves survey scores. Survey questions focus on student learning, completing module objectives and faculty performance in simulation. The survey will also ask subjects to self-rate their scores and comfort level with endoscopy skills. Survey responses will not be linked to an individuals' performance in their program training and endoscopy coaches will not be made aware of the survey responses.


Clinical Trial Description

This will be a randomized controlled trial in which eligible participants will be members of the general surgery residency and adult gastroenterology fellowship. Investigators will ask all consenting participants to fill out a baseline set of demographic information including their year of training, the approximate number of colonoscopies to date, specialty, age, sex and dominant-handedness. Additional questions to be asked will inquire about the participant's experience in regard to the unassisted and supervision/coached colonoscopy module experience. Participation in this activity is completely voluntary, and the participating trainee is under no obligation to complete or finish the simulation or subsequent surveys The participant will be randomized to one of two groups. A computer program will make this random assignment. Neither the participant nor their physician coach will be able to choose which group they will be in. Participants will either first partake in an unassisted colonoscopy module twice (case one and case two) and then transition to a supervised/coached colonoscopy module session twice (case three and case four). The alternative is in which the participant first partakes in a supervised/coached colonoscopy module session twice (case one and case two) and then transitions to performing an unassisted colonoscopy module twice (case three and case four). A questionnaire examining training experience will be administered after case # 4 in both groups. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Other objective measures will be assessed by supervising faculty and other metrics acquired through the simulator software. Individuals' survey responses will be used to see if early supervision improves trainee satisfaction and perceptions on survey scores. Participants will attend one individual training session date that will satisfy the designed simulation experience. The trainee can stop participating in this study at any time and participation in the study is voluntary and trainees may choose not to participate. It is important to note that refusal to participate will not affect a learner's access to the training center and will not affect their standing in their respective training program. The results will not be included in their official training record. Note no prior procedural or technical knowledge is required. Enrollment will continue for the 2018-2019 academic year and possibly academic years thereafter. ;


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NCT number NCT03495141
Study type Interventional
Source University of Oklahoma
Contact William Tierney, MD
Phone 405-271-5428
Email William-Tierney@ouhsc.edu
Status Recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date March 6, 2018
Completion date July 31, 2020