The Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric for Trabeculectomy

Catherine M. Green, Sarwat Salim, Deepak P. Edward, Raghu C. Mudumbai, Karl Golnik

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PURPOSE:: To produce an internationally valid tool to assess skill in performing trabeculectomy surgery. METHODS:: A panel of 5 experts developed a tool for assessing trabeculectomy surgery by using a modified Dreyfus scale of skill acquisition and providing descriptors for each level of skill for each category. The tool was then reviewed by a panel of 10 international content experts for their constructive comments, which were incorporated into the final rubric tool. RESULTS:: A final rubric, incorporating the suggestions of the international panel, published here as the ICO-OSCAR: Trabeculectomy. CONCLUSIONS:: The tool ICO-OSCAR: Trabeculectomy has content and face validity. It can be used internationally to assess trabeculectomy surgery skill. Predictive and construct validity, and reliability are yet to be determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
StateAccepted/In press - Jul 17 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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