Thomas-Gibson, S.; Swain, D.; Schofield, G.; Saunder, B. P.; Atkin, W.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA8
Academic Journal
Adenoma detection rates (ADR) at screening flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) are known to be variable. Authors have previously described an objective performance score for screening FS based on video footage. Video footage from 260 FS cases was selected from 40000 cases from Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Screening Trial in Great Britain. The endoscopic view of the extubation phase of 20 cases from each of the 13 endoscopists were edited together in batches of 5 and then randomised. An endoscopist's performance at screening flexible sigmoidoscopy cart be judged using video footage. Good performance correlates with higher adenoma detection rates. This tool could be used to improve technique and ensure quality in screening flexible sigmoidoscopy.


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