Why use PICO questions?
1. Clarifies question as it pertains to the patient
2. Identifies keywords to search
3. Elucidates relevancy of results
P= Patient problem
I= Intervention, prognositic factor or exposure
D'Youville Library Resources
The library databases allow you to find full text from journals, magazines, newspapers and other publications.
PubMed comprises more than 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Google Scholar is an online, freely accessible search engine that lets users look for both physical and digital copies of articles. It searches a wide variety of sources, including academic publishers, universities, and preprint depositories looking for: Peer-reviewed articles. Theses.
What is evidence-based practice?
|Ask||Assess your patient and determine a pertinent clinical question to ask|
|Acquire||Based on your clinical question, create a search and conduct research in appropriate databases to acquire relevant resources|
|Appraise||Appraise the evidence presented in the resources for relevance to your patient and the validity of the results|