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dc.contributor.authorChuan, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorThillainathan, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorGraham, PLen_US
dc.contributor.authorJolly, Ben_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, DMen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, NAen_US
dc.contributor.authorBarrington, MJen_US
dc.description.abstractThe Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) form is used as a workplace-based assessment tool in the current Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists curriculum. The objective of this study was to evaluate the reliability of DOPS when used to score trainees performing ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia. Reliability of an assessment tool is defined as the reproducibility of scores given by different assessors viewing the same trainee. Forty-nine anaesthetists were recruited to score two scripted videos of trainees performing a popliteal sciatic nerve block and an axillary brachial plexus block. Reliability, as measured by intraclass correlation coefficients, was -0.01 to 0.43 for the individual items in DOPS, and 0.15 for the ‘Overall Performance for this Procedure’ item. Assessors demonstrated consistency of scoring within DOPS, with significant correlation of sum of individual item scores with the 'Overall Performance for this Procedure' item (r=0.78 to 0.80, P <0.001), and with yes versus no responses to the 'Was the procedure completed satisfactorily?’ item (W=24, P=0.0004, Video 1, and W=65, P=0.003, Video 2). While DOPS demonstrated a good degree of internal consistency in this setting, inter-rater reliability did not reach levels generally recommended for formative assessment tools. Feasibility of the form could be improved by removing the 'Was the procedure completed satisfactorily?' item without loss of information.en_US
dc.subjecteducational measurementen_US
dc.subjectMedical Educationen_US
dc.subjectmedical nerve blocken_US
dc.subjectreproducibility of resultsen_US
dc.titleReliability of the Direct Observation of Procedural Skills assessment tool for ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleAnaesthesia and Intensive Careen_US
dc.description.affiliatesMacquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australiaen_US
dc.type.studyortrialCase Control Studiesen_US
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