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NRS 3012 - Research for Evidence-Based Practice

PICO Example

Asking is fundamental to the evidence-based decision-making process. A well-built question includes four parts, referred to as PICO that identify the patient problem or population (P), intervention (I), comparison (C) and outcome (O).

Example: How do alternative breast cancer treatments improve the quality of life for young adult females?
P = young adult females with breast cancer 
I  =  alternative therapies 
C = patients who don't use alternative therapies 
O = quality of life improvement

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Mariela Hristova
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