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Usability assessment of medical training applications : exploring the dimensionality of the system usability scale

Amariei, A.L. (2020) Usability assessment of medical training applications : exploring the dimensionality of the system usability scale.

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Abstract:Laparoscopic surgery represents an important practice in the medical field. There are several ways to train the skills required for it, for instance through the master-apprentice model, simulator training or serious games. The usage of serious games in medical education saw an increase in popularity, due to their value in learning. However, their perceived usability seems to be overlooked. It is important to consider the satisfaction of a system, as it influences the way in which it is perceived by the user. The System Usability Scale represents an instrument for measuring the perceived usability of a product. However, it was discovered that this scale might explore one more dimension: Learnability. The research on this subject is contradictory. Based on the study of Borsci, Federici, Bacci, Gnaldi, and Bartolucci (2015), the amount of exposure to a system seems to make this second component emerge. The aim of the present study is to see how another individual characteristic, namely the domain expertise, is influencing the structure of the scale. As systems to evaluate, from a perceived usability point of view, two applications that can be used in training laparoscopical skills were used: SimuSurg and Touch Surgery.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:44 medicine, 77 psychology, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82582
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