The Effect of Using Appendectomy Surgical Simulation Software (Game-Based) on the Satisfaction of Undergraduate Students of Operating Room in Isfahan, 2017

Amin Sedigh, Ahmad Ghadami, Arash Najimi, Masood Sayyadi


One of the main challenges of the educational centers is the introduction of modern teaching methods. Using the simulation devices in training is getting increasingly popularity. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of appendectomy surgical simulation software (game-based) on the satisfaction of undergraduate students of operating room in Isfahan. In this single-blind randomized clinical trial, 70 second semester undergraduate students were divided into control group and Intervention group after obtaining satisfaction by random allocation. After using the simulation software (game-based) for the Intervention group and the holding practice and lecture class (routine method) for the control group, the data were collected by a self-administered questionnaire the validity and reliability of which were confirmed. Data were then analyzed by SPSS software version 16 and descriptive and analytical tests were also analyzed at a significance level of 0.05. The results showed that the average satisfaction score of the Intervention group (58.94 ± 2.63) was higher than the control group (43.20 ± 3.02) and this difference was statistically significant (P-value <0.05). The results also showed that there was a significant relationship between age and satisfaction (Pvalue <0.05). This means that as age increases, satisfaction increases (r = 0.26). Appendectomy surgical simulation software (game-based) can improve the students' satisfaction with the training process. Therefore, appendectomy surgical simulation software (gamebased) is recommended as a supplementary training method.


Software; Game-Based; Simulation; Surgical; Appendectomy; Satisfaction; Undergraduate; Students; Operating Room; Training

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