Accession Number : ADA546738


Title :   The Development of Prostate Palpation Skills through Simulation Training May Impact Early Detection of Prostate Abnormalities and Early Management


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 2008-30 Apr 2011


Corporate Author : VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE


Personal Author(s) : Gerling, Gregory


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a546738.pdf


Report Date : May 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 76


Abstract : This is our second annual report. Our team has made good progress on our three year grant toward achieving aims. In the last year, we had 4 journal and 2 peer-reviewed conference papers accepted, and have others near completion. We have collected data from several human-subjects experiments and also tissue measurement experiments. We have subsequently analyzed that data via new procedures and algorithms developed, have worked on the development of a curriculum framework in which to embed the simulator in practice, and continued work in formulating an algorithm to allow computerized adaptive testing principles to be applied to reduce simulation exam duration. We will continue to work toward aim completion over the final year of the grant.


Descriptors :   *PROSTATE CANCER , *ABNORMALITIES , TEST METHODS , PROSTATE GLAND , SKILLS , ALGORITHMS , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE