Face and construct validation of a virtual peg transfer simulator

Venkata S. Arikatla, Ganesh Sankaranarayanan, Woojin Ahn, Amine Chellali, Suvranu De, Caroline Giai Ly Cao, John Hwabejire, Marc Demoya, Steven Schwaitzberg, Daniel B. Jones

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Background: The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) trainer box is now established as a standard for evaluating minimally invasive surgical skills. A particularly simple task in this trainer box is the peg transfer task which is aimed at testing the surgeon's bimanual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, speed, and precision. The Virtual Basic Laparoscopic Skill Trainer (VBLaST

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1721-1729
Number of pages9
JournalSurgical endoscopy
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Construct
  • Face validity
  • Laparoscopy
  • Length of trajectory
  • Surgical training
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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