Surgical Training Utilizing Swine Under General Anesthesia and Animal Ethics

Yuko Iki, Masafumi Noda, Katsuyoshi Kudoh, Teruko Sueta, Masahiko Kanehira, Takuya Ito, Yasushi Matsuda, Yoshinori Okada, Michiaki Unno

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A cross-sectional study is conducted with primary residents attended wet labs at Tohoku University Hospital Advanced Medical Training Center in order to investigate the efficacy of the training, especially focused on the animal ethics. The 41 participants answered questionnaires in regard to non-technical skills, technical skills and ethics before and after the practice. To identify differences in each ethical question between 2 time points, Wilcoxon signed ranks test was used because the data was not normally distributed. As the result of it, all animal ethical questions showed significant differences(0.0016≤p≤0.0380, α=0.05 level of significance). Beside them, only 1 out of 5 general ethical questions showed it (p=0.0137). This outcome verified that the lecture of animal ethics and the observation of animal care in this center fixed in the training curriculum clearly induced participants' psychological movements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-333
Number of pages5
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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