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[Learning the gynecological examination on low-fidelity simulation: Impact on the feelings of medical students].

Authors
  • Hugon-Rodin, J1
  • Sonigo, C2
  • Drummond, D3
  • Grynberg, M2
  • Rodin, T4
  • Plu-Bureau, G1
  • Tesniere, A5
  • 1 Unité de gynécologie-endocrinologie, hôpital Port-Royal, 75014 Paris, France; Faculté de médecine Paris Descartes, hôpital universitaire Paris centre, 75006 Paris, France. , (France)
  • 2 Service de médecine de la reproduction et préservation de la fertilité, hôpital Jean-Verdier, Bondy, France. , (France)
  • 3 Département de simulation en santé iLumens, université Paris Descartes, 45, rue des Saints-Peres, 75006 Paris, France. , (France)
  • 4 Département de médecine physique et réadaptation, hôpital privé des Peupliers, Paris, France. , (France)
  • 5 Faculté de médecine Paris Descartes, hôpital universitaire Paris centre, 75006 Paris, France; Département de simulation en santé iLumens, université Paris Descartes, 45, rue des Saints-Peres, 75006 Paris, France; Service d'anesthésie et de réanimation chirurgicale, hôpital Cochin, Paris, France. Electronic address: [email protected] , (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gynecologie, obstetrique, fertilite & senologie
Publication Date
May 01, 2017
Volume
45
Issue
5
Pages
291–298
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.gofs.2017.03.011
PMID: 28461236
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
French
License
Unknown

Abstract

The use of anatomic model is particularly suitable for teaching gynecological examination. Although simulation training was proved to be effective in improving medical students' technical skills, its interest in reducing their apprehension about pelvic examination was poorly evaluated. The aim of the present study was to evaluate low-fidelity simulation sessions to reduce the discomfort and apprehension of medical students towards gynecological examination. The secondary objective was to appreciate student satisfaction with these sessions. Descriptive analysis of simulation-based teaching of breast and pelvic examination on Ilumens platform at the university Paris 5 among 3rd and 4th year medical students. It consisted in a before/after evaluation, using an anonymous questionnaire of self-evaluation and satisfaction at the beginning and at the end of the session. Four hundred and thirty-two students answered both questionnaires. Seventy-two percent apprehended the pelvic examination initially and 62% were uncomfortable with the idea of performing it. Among the students who had never performed pelvic examination, more than 80% felt less uncomfortable with the idea of performing pelvic examination and were less apprehensive about it at the end of the simulation session. The benefits of low-fidelity simulation in gynecology extend to the well-being of medical students who are less apprehensive about performing gynecological examination. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

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