Topic, PICO Question,

Choose a topic from the topic list on the attached instructions.
Write a PICO question that relates to your topic.
Find a quantitative nursing research article. Make sure that it is actually nursing research. You may not use any of the following:
A retrospective study
A mixed methods study
A qualitative research article
A systematic review
A quality improvement article
An evidence based practice article
You may receive help from librarians in finding an article, but you are ultimately responsible for whether it meets requirements or not.
Upload the worksheet and your article. The article must be in pdf format.

Topics
Addiction
Adherence
Alarm safety
Comfort
Delirium
Depression
Diabetes management
Discharge teaching
Falls
Functional ability
Health and wellbeing of nurses
Hospital readmission rates
Infection control
Mobility
Pain
Prenatal teaching
Prevention of post operative complications
Prevention of pressure ulcers
Sleep disturbances
Stress
First, identify each element of your PICO on the line below, then take a look at the templates below to help you formulate a PICO(T) question.
P: Population/disease ( i.e. age, gender, ethnicity, with a certain disorder)
P: _______________________________________________________________

I: Intervention or Variable of Interest (exposure to a disease, risk behavior, prognostic factor) Note: Not every question will have an intervention (as in a meaning question – see below).
I: _______________________________________________________________

C: Comparison: (could be a placebo or “business as usual” as in no disease, absence of risk factor). Note: This is not used in a meaning question – see below.
C: ______________________________________________________________

O: Outcome: (risk of disease, accuracy of a diagnosis, rate of occurrence of adverse outcome)
O: _______________________________________________________________

T: Time: The time it takes to demonstrate an outcome (e.g. the time it takes for the intervention to achieve an outcome or how long participants are observed). This is an optional “add-on” for a PICO question.
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For PICO questions about a nursing intervention/therapy:
In _______(P), what is the effect of _______(I) on ______(O) compared with _______(C) within ________ (T)?

For PICO etiology questions:
Are ____ (P) who have _______ (I) at ___ (increased/decreased) risk for/of_______ (O) compared with ______ (P) with/without ______ (C) over _____ (T)?

For PICO questions involving prevention:
For ________ (P) does the use of ______ (I) reduce the future risk of ________ (O) compared with _________ (C)?

For PICO questions that predict:
Does __________ (I) influence ________ (O) in patients who have _______ (P) over ______ (T)?

When you have decided on the final form of your topic and your PICO(T) question, fill out the worksheet and upload it in Canvas. Be sure to upload your quantitative nursing research article as well.