Unite de gynecologie endocrinologie

Hôpital-Camfrout, France

Unite de gynecologie endocrinologie

Hôpital-Camfrout, France
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Hugon-Rodin J.,Unite de gynecologie endocrinologie | Hugon-Rodin J.,University of Paris Descartes | Sonigo C.,Service de medecine de la reproduction et preservation de la fertilite | Drummond D.,University of Paris Descartes | And 5 more authors.
Gynecologie Obstetrique Fertilite et Senologie | Year: 2017

Objectives 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. Methods 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. Results 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. Conclusion The benefits of low-fidelity simulation in gynecology extend to the well-being of medical students who are less apprehensive about performing gynecological examination. © 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS

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