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NURS 1111 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

This guide is developed for NURS 1111, Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice.

What is PICO?

PICO is a framework that facilitates researchers to identify key components of a clinical issue and develop a specific well-defined research question.

P= Patient or Population or Problem

I = Intervention

C =Comparison

O = Outcome

Types of Questions

Intervention: To determine which treatment leads to best patient care

Diagnosis: To determine which test is more accurate in diagnosing a medical condition

Etiology: To determine the risk factors of a medical condition

Prognosis: To determine the clinical course of a medical condition