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PICO information

PICO Worksheet and Search Strategy

Define your question using PICO: Population, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome.

Population:

Intervention:

Comparison:

Outcome:

Write out your question:

List the main topics  and terms from your question that you can use to search:

Databases to search:

CINAHL

Cochrane

TRIP (Use their PICO question search)

Select type of study/publication:

Systematic Review or Meta-Analysis

Clinical trials

Evidence Based

Primary Research