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Ensuring Competency in Open Aortic Aneurysm Repair - Development and Validation of a New Assessment Tool

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title = "Ensuring Competency in Open Aortic Aneurysm Repair - Development and Validation of a New Assessment Tool",
abstract = "OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to develop a procedure specific assessment tool for open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, gather validity evidence for the tool and establish a pass/fail standard.METHODS: Validity was studied based on the contemporary framework by Messick. Three vascular surgeons experienced in open AAA repair and an expert in assessment and validation within medical education developed the OPEn aortic aneurysm Repair Assessment of Technical Expertise (OPERATE) tool. Vascular surgeons with varying experiences performed open AAA repair in a standardised simulation based setting. All procedures were video recorded with the faces anonymised and scored independently by three experts in a mutual blinded setup. The Angoff standard setting method was used to establish a credible pass/fail score.RESULTS: Sixteen novices and nine experienced open vascular surgeons were enrolled. The OPERATE tool achieved high internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha .92) and inter-rater reliability (Cronbach's alpha .95) and was able to differentiate novices and experienced surgeons with mean scores (higher score is better) of 13.4 ± 12 and 25.6 ± 6, respectively (p = .01). The pass/fail score was set high (27.7). One novice passed the test while six experienced surgeons failed.CONCLUSION: Validity evidence was established for the newly developed OPERATE tool and was able to differentiate between novices and experienced surgeons providing a good argument that this tool can be used for both formative and summative assessment in a simulation based environment. The high pass/fail score emphasises the need for novices to train in a simulation based environment up to a certain level of competency before apprenticeship training in the clinical environment under the tutelage of a supervisor. Familiarisation with the simulation equipment must be ensured before performance is assessed as reflected by the low scores in the experienced group's first attempt.",
keywords = "Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal/surgery, Clinical Competence, Humans, Vascular Surgical Procedures/methods",
author = "Nayahangan, {Leizl J} and Jonathan Lawaetz and Michael Str{\o}m and {de la Motte}, Louise and Peter R{\o}rdam and Gottschalksen, {Bo C} and Gr{\o}ndal, {Nikolaj F} and Martin Gr{\ae}be and Jes Sandermann and Pedersen, {Brian L} and Lars Konge and Jonas Eiberg and {Collaborators in Denmark}",
note = "Copyright {\circledC} 2020 European Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.",
year = "2020",
month = "5",
doi = "10.1016/j.ejvs.2020.01.021",
language = "English",
volume = "59",
pages = "767--774",
journal = "European Journal of Vascular Surgery",
issn = "1078-5884",
publisher = "W.B./Saunders Co. Ltd",
number = "5",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Ensuring Competency in Open Aortic Aneurysm Repair - Development and Validation of a New Assessment Tool

AU - Nayahangan, Leizl J

AU - Lawaetz, Jonathan

AU - Strøm, Michael

AU - de la Motte, Louise

AU - Rørdam, Peter

AU - Gottschalksen, Bo C

AU - Grøndal, Nikolaj F

AU - Græbe, Martin

AU - Sandermann, Jes

AU - Pedersen, Brian L

AU - Konge, Lars

AU - Eiberg, Jonas

AU - Collaborators in Denmark

N1 - Copyright © 2020 European Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

PY - 2020/5

Y1 - 2020/5

N2 - OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to develop a procedure specific assessment tool for open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, gather validity evidence for the tool and establish a pass/fail standard.METHODS: Validity was studied based on the contemporary framework by Messick. Three vascular surgeons experienced in open AAA repair and an expert in assessment and validation within medical education developed the OPEn aortic aneurysm Repair Assessment of Technical Expertise (OPERATE) tool. Vascular surgeons with varying experiences performed open AAA repair in a standardised simulation based setting. All procedures were video recorded with the faces anonymised and scored independently by three experts in a mutual blinded setup. The Angoff standard setting method was used to establish a credible pass/fail score.RESULTS: Sixteen novices and nine experienced open vascular surgeons were enrolled. The OPERATE tool achieved high internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha .92) and inter-rater reliability (Cronbach's alpha .95) and was able to differentiate novices and experienced surgeons with mean scores (higher score is better) of 13.4 ± 12 and 25.6 ± 6, respectively (p = .01). The pass/fail score was set high (27.7). One novice passed the test while six experienced surgeons failed.CONCLUSION: Validity evidence was established for the newly developed OPERATE tool and was able to differentiate between novices and experienced surgeons providing a good argument that this tool can be used for both formative and summative assessment in a simulation based environment. The high pass/fail score emphasises the need for novices to train in a simulation based environment up to a certain level of competency before apprenticeship training in the clinical environment under the tutelage of a supervisor. Familiarisation with the simulation equipment must be ensured before performance is assessed as reflected by the low scores in the experienced group's first attempt.

AB - OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to develop a procedure specific assessment tool for open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, gather validity evidence for the tool and establish a pass/fail standard.METHODS: Validity was studied based on the contemporary framework by Messick. Three vascular surgeons experienced in open AAA repair and an expert in assessment and validation within medical education developed the OPEn aortic aneurysm Repair Assessment of Technical Expertise (OPERATE) tool. Vascular surgeons with varying experiences performed open AAA repair in a standardised simulation based setting. All procedures were video recorded with the faces anonymised and scored independently by three experts in a mutual blinded setup. The Angoff standard setting method was used to establish a credible pass/fail score.RESULTS: Sixteen novices and nine experienced open vascular surgeons were enrolled. The OPERATE tool achieved high internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha .92) and inter-rater reliability (Cronbach's alpha .95) and was able to differentiate novices and experienced surgeons with mean scores (higher score is better) of 13.4 ± 12 and 25.6 ± 6, respectively (p = .01). The pass/fail score was set high (27.7). One novice passed the test while six experienced surgeons failed.CONCLUSION: Validity evidence was established for the newly developed OPERATE tool and was able to differentiate between novices and experienced surgeons providing a good argument that this tool can be used for both formative and summative assessment in a simulation based environment. The high pass/fail score emphasises the need for novices to train in a simulation based environment up to a certain level of competency before apprenticeship training in the clinical environment under the tutelage of a supervisor. Familiarisation with the simulation equipment must be ensured before performance is assessed as reflected by the low scores in the experienced group's first attempt.

KW - Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal/surgery

KW - Clinical Competence

KW - Humans

KW - Vascular Surgical Procedures/methods

U2 - 10.1016/j.ejvs.2020.01.021

DO - 10.1016/j.ejvs.2020.01.021

M3 - Journal article

VL - 59

SP - 767

EP - 774

JO - European Journal of Vascular Surgery

JF - European Journal of Vascular Surgery

SN - 1078-5884

IS - 5

ER -

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