Laparoscopic surgical team stress measures during randomized controlled trials of 4-port vs. Single incision cholecystecomies: A pilot study

Susan Hallbeck, Bethany Lowndes, Juliane Bingener

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Abstract

The Institute of Medicine lists investigations of the comparative effectiveness for minimally invasive surgical procedures as a research priority. As new minimally invasive procedures are developed, comparisons of the resulting workload contribute valuable information about the impact of the new procedures. Recent reports suggest that surgeon workload can influence patient outcomes. Measurements of stress and fatigue for the surgical team participating in a randomized NIH supported trial of single incision versus traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomy were obtained. These stress measures showed that the SURG-TLX was sensitive to the difficulty of the surgery. The SURG-TLX and a surgical difficulty score was obtained from the surgical team for 16 laparoscopic surgeries by surgical approach (8 SILC and 8 4-port) showed that for this small sample size, there were no statistically significant differences in length of surgery, degree of difficulty, nor patient considerations such as post-operative pain scores. In addition, no statistically significant differences in the individual Surg-TLX subscale scores or Surg-TLX total for the surgical team overall or for the surgeon alone by surgical platform. This is likely due to the small sample size reducing the power of the tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2013
Pages654-657
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event57th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting - 2013, HFES 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2013Oct 4 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference57th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting - 2013, HFES 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period9/30/1310/4/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Hallbeck, S., Lowndes, B., & Bingener, J. (2013). Laparoscopic surgical team stress measures during randomized controlled trials of 4-port vs. Single incision cholecystecomies: A pilot study. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2013 (pp. 654-657). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society). https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931213571141