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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of all participants

From: Hysteroscopy training and learning curve of 30° camera navigation on a new box trainer: the HYSTT

  Novices (N = 30) Experts (N = 10)
Demographic data
 Sex, male/female, No. (%) 6:24 (20:80) 8:2 (80:20)
 Age, median in years (range) 24.0 (21 – 27) 51.5 (42 – 56)
 Handedness, right/left, No. (%) 27:3 (90:10) 10:0 (100:0)
 Days between series, median (range) 14 (11–19) NA
Training experience in hysteroscopy, No. (%)   Animal Box VR
 0 h 30 (100) 5 (50) 7 (70) 7 (70)
 1–10 h 0 5 (50) 3 (30) 3 (30)
 >10 h 0 0 0 0
Novice experience
 Hysteroscopies seen, No. (%)   
  0 17 (56.7)  
  1–10 12 (40.0)  
  > 10 1 (3.3)  
 Hysteroscopies performed, No. (%) 0 (100)  
Expert experience
 Hysteroscopies performed,a No. (%)   Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
  0   0 0 0
  1–30   0 0 2 (20)
  31–50   0 0 3 (30)
  >50   10 (100) 10 (100) 5 (50)
  1. NA not applicable, Animal animal cadaver model, Box box trainer, VR virtual reality simulator
  2. aAccording to European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) classification of hysteroscopic complexity [15]