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PICO Worksheet

Define your Question using PICO
P Who is the Patient or Population (Ex., age, sex, race, past medical history, etc.) or what is the Problem (Ex., disease process) you are interested in knowing more about?

 

I Are you considering an Intervention? (Ex., treatment, diagnostic test, etc.) Is there a specific issue you’d like to investigate?

 

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If experimental, what research design should be used to compare the intervention group with the comparison (or control) group?

· randomized controlled trial

· cohort study

· case controlled studies

· case reports

· systematic reviews

· meta analysis

· editorials/expert opinions

 

C Are you trying to Compare or decide between two options (Ex., drugs, a drug and no medication or placebo, or two diagnostic tests?) (Note: Your clinical question does not always need a specific comparison.)    
O What is the Outcome you’d like to achieve? What are you trying to do for the patient? (Ex., relieve or eliminate symptoms? reduce number of adverse events? improve function? improve test scores?

 

State your Question resulting from PICO:

 

List keywords from your PICO question that can be used for your search.

 

List other criteria –gender, age, year of publication, or language to be used to limit your search.

 

List the databases you plan to search: Ex., CINAHL. (Use the databases page from the Library website for suggestions.)

 

Rev. January 2021 MSN5300 KmR

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