Improvement of colonoscopy skills through simulation-based training

Sun Young Yi, Kum Hei Ryu, Youn Ju Na, Hyun Soo Woo, Woojin Ahn, Woo Seok Kim, Doo Yong Lee

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The objective of this study is to determine whether targeted colonoscopy skills are acquired through simulation-based training using the KAIST-Ewha Colonoscopy Simulator II, and the acquired skills can be transferred to colonoscopy to actual patients. Eleven subjects consisting of six fellows and five residents participated in the study. The fellows and residents were divided into two groups, simulation-trained group and control group. Simulation-based training included practicing the targeted skills of colonoscopy using two training scenarios with different colon flexures and degrees of difficulty. The trainees were requested to practice until they reach all the established training goals. The both groups were evaluated during their colonoscopies to actual patients, which were performed under close supervision of colonoscopy experts. The results of this study show that the developed colonoscopy simulator is effective in teaching the targeted colonoscopy skills, and transferring those skills to actual colonoscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed by Design, MMVR 2008
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781586038229
StatePublished - 2008
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 30 Jan 20081 Feb 2008

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


ConferenceMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA


  • Clinical evaluation
  • Colonoscopy simulation
  • Medical simulation


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