“General Appraisal Overview for All Studies,” available in Appendix B in the textbook. You should save this tool and use it throughout the development of the PICOT question, problem description, and literature review.
Begin the development of your PICOT question, using the following resources:
“Appendix A: Template for Asking Clinical Questions,” available in the textbook appendix
Formulate your PICOT question and post it to the main forum. Review your statements to see if the clinical issue is clearly defined and that all aspects are identified. Also refer to the “PICOT: Components of an Answerable, Searchable Question” table, located in chapter 2 of the text.
.These are the key elements that are required for a solid PICOT question.
The table below outlines the how to break down the elements of your clinical question.
You should consider five elements when developing a good clinical research question:
P–Patient/Problem–Describe as accurately as possible the patient or group of patients of interest.
I–Intervention—what’s the main intervention or therapy you wish to compare.
C–Comparison intervention–Is there an alternative treatment to compare?
O–Outcome–What is the clinical outcome?
T—Time–Time it takes to demonstrate a clinical outcome.
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