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Develop a searchable question using the PICOT format. (The question is a single statement identifying the components of PICOT.)
Refer to "Developing a Question" and "Topic 1: Checklist."
Developing a Question
Recall the components of PICOT from your research course:
(P) Population of Focus
Identify each of the components in relation to your topic.
Then, develop a PICO question/statement.
Examples of PICO questions/statements:
In adult cardiac surgery patients experiencing post-operative pain (P) immediately following surgery (P), is morphine (I) or fentanyl (C), administered intravenously, more effective in reducing postoperative pain (O)?
For immune-compromised patients, 50 years and older (P), does the use of pneumonia vaccine (I) reduce the future risk of pneumonia (O) compared with patients who have not received the vaccine (C)?Identifying a Problem, Developing a Question, and Selecting Sources of Literature
This checklist is designed to help students organize the weekly exercises/assignments to be completed as preparation for the final, capstone project proposal. This checklist will also serve as a communication tool between students and faculty.
Identifying a Problem
- Explains setting and/or context in which nursing problem is observed.
- Detailed description of problem, issue, or educational deficit provided.
- Impact of problem on work environment and patient outcomes described.
- Significance to nursing profession discussed.
- Solution to the problem identified.
Developing a Question - Identified components of PICOT:
P - Population of Focus
I - Intervention
C - Comparison
O - Outcome
- Developed PICO question/statement.
- Selecting Sources of Literature - Rapid Appraisal Performed (see below) on a minimum of 15 peer-reviewed articles.
Perform a rapid appraisal of each article by answering the following questions (one to two sentences are sufficient to answer each question):
1) How does each article describe the nature of the problem, issue, or deficit you have identified?
2) Does each article provide statistical information to demonstrate the gravity of the issue, problem, or deficit?
3) Example(s): morbidity, mortality, rate of incidence or rate of occurrence in the general population.
4) Does each article support your proposed change?