Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Führt Hands-on Kathetertraining an Virtual-Reality Simulatoren zu physischer und psychischer Stressreduktion? Eine stratifiziert-randomisierte Studie
by Tönissen, Christoph, Ph.D., Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universitaet Wuerzburg (Germany), 2014, 123; 27766707
Abstract (Summary)

Background: Simulation-based training improves the manual skills of beginners in interventional cardiology. It has been speculated that this improvement in performance is caused by a reduction of the individual stress response. To validate this hypothesis changes in the stress response after simulation and theoretical training were compared.

Methods: The study was performed in 18 trainees in interventional cardiology. The participants received either simulation-based (group S) or theoretical training (group K). Pre- and post-training the individual stress level was determined during a percutaneous coronary intervention on a pulsatile heart model. Heart rate was recorded continuously, and the change of cortisol and the PANAS scale were measured. PANAS detects the positive and negative affect.

Results: Comparing both groups, there were no significant differences in the physiologic arousal (cortisol and heart rate). The negative affect of PANAS decreased in group S (-2.0 ± 4.3) and increased in group K (+3.3 ± 5.4) (p=0.03).

Conclusion: Our study revealed that the negative PANAS, which represents the excessive stress response of trainees in interventional cardiology, can be reduced by simulation-based training.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Voelker , Wolfram , Kickuth , Ralf
School: Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universitaet Wuerzburg (Germany)
School Location: Germany
Source: DAI-C 81/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Health education
Keywords: Cardiology
Publication Number: 27766707
ISBN: 9781392682876
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