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NURS 322 - Intro to Research & Statistics for EBP: PICO & EBP

Library Guide

P.I.C.O. Model

Patient, Population, or Problem

How would I describe a group of patients similar to mine?

Intervention, Prognostic Factor, or Exposure

Which main intervention, prognostic factor,
or exposure am I considering?

Comparison or Intervention (if appropriate)

What is the main alternative to compare
with the intervention?

Outcome you would like to measure or achieve

What can I hope to accomplish, measure,
improve or affect?

What type of question are you asking?

Diagnosis, Etiology, Therapy, Prognosis,
Prevention, Harm

Type of study you want to find

What would be the best study design/methodology?

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