V2-06: Construction of a vaginal vault model to educate residents in the pelvic organ prolapse quantificati

V2-06: Construction of a vaginal vault model to educate residents in the pelvic organ prolapse quantification system

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INTRODUCTION

The pelvic organ prolapse quantification (POP-Q) system was created to standardize the evaluation of POP. This evaluation is a component of the learning objectives for both gynecology and urology residents. Despite these objectives, many residents report being unfamiliar with POP-Q. We propose an inexpensive and effective teaching model for resident education in the POP-Q system.

METHODS

A vaginal vault model was created to achieve a realistic depiction of the vagina and its 3-D spatial relationships. Water balloons were positioned in different formations to simulate varying degrees of POP. Thirty-five OB/GYN residents received a pre-test and a lecture on POP-Q. Residents were randomized to Group A (lecture alone) or Group B (lecture plus teaching on the model.) Written and clinical exams were administered immediately and a second written test was given 6 months later.

RESULTS

There was no significant difference in mean written post-test scores between the two groups (p=0.38). However, group B performed significantly better on the clinical assessment (p