Table 3

Number of sessions and duration of training in virtual reality simulator training programme in intervention group before training and in control group after surgery

VariableSimulator trained group (n=11)Control group (n=9)*P value†
No (range) of training sessions28 (16-39)6 (19-43)0.76
Duration (range) of training7h 15m (4h 15m-9h 30m)7h 0m (4h 0m-9h 15m)0.70
Median (range) score on first attempt (%)8 (5-15)9 (7-19)

*Voluntary simulator training after surgery.

†Mann-Whitney U test.