Evaluating the Satisfaction and Skills of Third Year Residents of Internal Medicine Ward in the Endoscopy Training Program Using Gastric Moulage Prepared in Sina Hospital, Iran


Raika Jamali 1 , *


1 Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Research Development Center, Sina Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Iran


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 12 (2); e59335
Published Online: June 28, 2015
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 02, 2017
Accepted: December 22, 2013




Background & Objective: Considering the possible risks of performing endoscopy training on patients, the use of a moulage prior to training seems reasonable. The aim of this study was to evaluate residents’ rate of satisfaction with the training process and their ability in performing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy using gastric moulage prepared in Sina Hospital, Iran.
Methods: This study was conducted on 20 residents of the endoscopy ward at Sina Hospital from September 2012 to September 2013. The endoscopy training program consisted of 3 steps of training with gastric moulage, observation, and training on human subjects. The present educational development plan was evaluated through studying the 2 criteria of residents’ satisfaction and ability. The satisfaction of residents with the endoscopy training course was evaluated by a self-report questionnaire. The residents’ ability in performing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was evaluated by measuring the time of reaching the gastro-esophageal junction and pyloric valve.
Results: The reliability and validity of the self-report questionnaire were 64% (0.60-0.89) and 78% (0.12-0.95), respectively. Over 90% of residents agreed with the items of the self-report questionnaire. The highest rate of agreement belonged to the item that interpreted the effect of this method on lowering residents’ anxiety in performing endoscopy (100%). The mean ± standard deviation of time of reaching the gastro-esophageal junction and pyloric valve were 162.0 ± 13.54 and 272.8 ± 13.75 seconds, respectively.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that training residents using gastric moulage prepared in Sina Hospital was associated with residents’ satisfaction and the successful obtaining of the endoscopy skill.


Endoscopy Training Resident Satisfaction Skill Gastric moulage

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