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Table 2 Results of the opinion survey on training in laparoscopic suturing obtained from the senior and junior surgical trainees who participated in the study

From: Evidence to support the early introduction of laparoscopic suturing skills into the surgical training curriculum

 OpinionsSenior trainees (n = 35)Junior surgical trainees (n = 36)
Should laparoscopic suturing skills exercise be included in the basic laparoscopic skills training course?Yes32 (91%)34 (94%)
No3 (9%)2 (6%)
What would be ideal duration of the laparoscopic suturing exercise session?2–4 h5 (14%)2 (5%)
1 half day3 (9%)21 (58%)*
2 half days20 (57%) *5 (14%)
1 day7 (20%)8 (22%)
What was (or you consider may be) the most difficult task of laparoscopic suturing?Needle manipulation23 (66%)*8 (22%)
Bite placement3 (9%)2 (2%)
Knot tying9 (26%)28 (78%)*
Is the laparoscopic suturing relevant to your practice?Agree33 (94%)32 (89%)
Not sure2 (6%)3 (9%)
Disagree01 (3%)
Is the laparoscopic suturing relevant to your current level of experience/ stage in training?Agree33 (94%)*24 (67%)*
Not sure2 (6%)9 (25%)
Disagree03 (9%)