Multi-institutional validation of fundamental inanimate robotic skills tasks

Alvin C. Goh, Monty A. Aghazadeh, Miguel A. Mercado, Andrew J. Hung, Michael M. Pan, Mihir M. Desai, Inderbir S. Gill, Brian J. Dunkin

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Purpose Our group has previously reported the development and validation of FIRST (Fundamental Inanimate Robotic Skills Tasks), a series of 4 inanimate robotic skills tasks. Expanding on the initial validation, we now report face, content and construct validity of FIRST in a large multi-institutional cohort of experts and trainees. Materials and Methods A total of 96 residents, fellows and attending surgeons completed the FIRST exercises at participating institutions. Participants were classified based on previous robotic experience and task performance was compared across groups to establish construct validity. Face and content validity was assessed from participant ratings of the tasks on a 5-point Likert scale. Results A total of 51 novice, 22 intermediate and 23 expert participants with a median previous robotic experience of 0 (range 0 to 3), 10 (range 5 to 30) and 200 cases (range 55 to 2,000), respectively (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1751-1756
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015


  • clinical competence
  • education
  • medical
  • robotics
  • urology
  • validation studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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