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Face and content validation of a novel three-dimensional printed temporal bone for surgical skills development.

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Da Cruz, MJ; Francis, HW
Published in: J Laryngol Otol
July 2015

OBJECTIVE: To assess the face and content validity of a novel synthetic, three-dimensional printed temporal bone for surgical skills development and training. METHODS: A synthetic temporal bone was printed using composite materials and three-dimensional printing technology. Surgical trainees were asked to complete three structured temporal bone dissection exercises. Attitudes and impressions were then assessed using a semi-structured questionnaire. Previous cadaver and real operating experiences were used as a reference. RESULTS: Trainees' experiences of the synthetic temporal bone were analysed in terms of four domains: anatomical realism, usefulness as a training tool, task-based usefulness and overall reactions. Responses across all domains indicated a high degree of acceptance, suggesting that the three-dimensional printed temporal bone was a useful tool in skills development. CONCLUSION: A sophisticated three-dimensional printed temporal bone that demonstrates face and content validity was developed. The efficiency in cost savings coupled with low associated biohazards make it likely that the printed temporal bone will be incorporated into traditional temporal bone skills development programmes in the near future.

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J Laryngol Otol

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1748-5460

Publication Date

July 2015

Volume

129 Suppl 3

Start / End Page

S23 / S29

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Temporal Bone
  • Skull Base
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Printing, Three-Dimensional
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Models, Anatomic
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional
  • Humans
  • General Surgery
  • Cadaver
 

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Da Cruz, M. J., & Francis, H. W. (2015). Face and content validation of a novel three-dimensional printed temporal bone for surgical skills development. J Laryngol Otol, 129 Suppl 3, S23–S29. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022215115001346
Da Cruz, M. J., and H. W. Francis. “Face and content validation of a novel three-dimensional printed temporal bone for surgical skills development.J Laryngol Otol 129 Suppl 3 (July 2015): S23–29. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022215115001346.
Da Cruz, M. J., and H. W. Francis. “Face and content validation of a novel three-dimensional printed temporal bone for surgical skills development.J Laryngol Otol, vol. 129 Suppl 3, July 2015, pp. S23–29. Pubmed, doi:10.1017/S0022215115001346.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Laryngol Otol

DOI

EISSN

1748-5460

Publication Date

July 2015

Volume

129 Suppl 3

Start / End Page

S23 / S29

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Temporal Bone
  • Skull Base
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Printing, Three-Dimensional
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Models, Anatomic
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional
  • Humans
  • General Surgery
  • Cadaver