Tuijthof GJ., Rees JL.
© ESSKA 2015. Validation is a very important, but not the sole criterion based upon which simulators should be evaluated. In this chapter, we propose three sets of evaluation criteria to assess the appropriateness of simulators to train arthroscopic skills: Wishes from the arthroscopic community (Chap.2), general requirements for medical simulators and validation (Chap.8). The first two sets of criteria are elucidated in the remainder of this section; the latter is fully covered inChap. 8.For the simulators presented inChaps.5,6, and7, we evaluate to what extent they fulfil these three sets of criteria. This will be done using a 3-point Likert scale: + implies the simulator completely fulfils a requirement, ~ implies that the simulator fulfils a requirement to some extent and – implies that the simulator does not fulfil a requirement. Whenever possible, the evaluation is performed per type of simulator, for example, high-fidelity virtual reality simulators or box trainers.