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Term 2: PICOT Model for Asking Clinical Questions

Nurs 1261 class - July 18, 2014

Use the PICOT Worksheet to sketch out:

  1. P-I-C-O-T elements for your topic: Population, Intervention/issue and Outcome
    Comparison and Time may not be required, depending on your topic
  2. Question type: Is it an intervention, etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, or meaning question?
    See more details and examples on the worksheet.

Follow-up PICOT tips & examples (from PowerPoint slides):

1. Intro to PICOT
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2. How does PICOT fit into evidence based practice?
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3. PICOT - types of clinical questions
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4. PICOT - question templates
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5. Explore background info: check sources for broad, general questions
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6. Develop a working PICOT question
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7. Plan your search and explore the literature
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