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Linking subjective mental workload to performance on bronchoscopy simulator tasks

Warnke, Luise (2018) Linking subjective mental workload to performance on bronchoscopy simulator tasks.

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Abstract:Introduction: In selection of future pulmologists a differentiation needs to be made between those who will reach a high performance level and those who will not. By combining mental workload and performance measures we aimed to get better predictions of maximal performance individuals will reach. Methods: Thirteen students participated in training on a 3D-Systems GI-BRONCH Mentor simulator. The training was split in two sessions consisting of a total of three tasks teaching basic bronchoscopy skills. Performance was recorded by the simulator and the NASA-TLX was filled in between the trials. Both measures were to be modeled as learning curves and their asymptotes correlated. Results: Due to insufficient representation of NASA-TLX scores as learning curves they were not compared to performance scores. Based on exploratory plots, data was found to fit third degree polynomials well. Discussion: We were not able to answer the initial research question. Even though shortcomings in the design ask for great caution with interpretation of results, reasonable explanations for the deviating curvature can be given.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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