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Table 1 Participants’ demographics and ultrasonography experience

From: Face and content validity of the virtual reality simulator ‘ScanTrainer®’

  Non-expert Expert
No. of participants (n = 36) 25 (69%) 11 (31%)
Gender
 Female 17 (68%) 7 (64%)
 Male 8 (32%) 4 (36%)
Country of practice
 Within UK 6 (24%) 3 (27%)
 Outside UK 19 (75%) 8 (73%)
Speciality
 Consultant 3 (27%)
 Obs/Gyn specialist 2 (8%) 4 (36%)
 Specialist trainee 20 (80%) 3 (27%)
 Medical student 1 (4%)
 Radiographer 1 (10%)
 Other (midwives) 2 (8%)
Median age 31 (25–39) 51 (32–67)
Years of ultrasound experience
 Never 3 (12%)
 < 6 months 5 (20%)
 6–11 months 9 (36%)
 1–2 years 6 (24%) 1 (10%)
 > 2 years 2 (8%) 10 (90%)
Transvaginal ultrasound experience
 Independent practitioner 2 (8%) 11 (100%)
 Trainee under supervision 23 (92%)
Ultrasound sessions
 Never 4 (16%)
 Daily 1 (4%) 5 (46%)
 Once/week 9 (36%)
 Once/month 3 (12%) 2 (18%)
 Occasionally 5 (20%) 2 (18%)
 Other 3 (12%) 2 (18%)
Previous experience with the ScanTrainer®
 Yes 3 (12%) 3 (27%)
 No 22 (88%) 8 (73%)
Previous experience with ultrasound model, i.e. blue Phantom™
 Yes 4 (16%) 4 (36%)
 No 21 (84%) 7 (64%)