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What type of clinical question includes general information about a clinical issue, are broad in scope, and textbooks are the best scope to answer them?
What type of clinical question focuses on diagnosing, treating, and assisting, looking for new scientific evidence, and journal articles are the best source to answer them?
What is the purpose of a PICOT question?
- to answer foreground question
- to guide literature search
What does the P in PICOT stand for?
Patient population/health issue
What does the I in PICOT stand for?
Intervention or issue of interest
What does the C in PICOT stand for?
What does the O in PICOT stand for?
What does the T in PICOT stand for?
What are the five types of PICOT questions?
What is Level 1?
- Systematic review & meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials; clinical guidelines
- based on systematic reviews or meta-analyses
What is Level 2?
Single randomized controlled trials (RCT)
What is Level 3?
Controlled trial (no randomization)
What is Level 4?
Case-control or cohort study
What is Level 5?
Systematic review of descriptive and qualitative studies
What is Level 6?
Single descriptive or qualitative study
What is Level 7?
Opinions of authorities and/or reports of expert committees