Developing a Question-PICOT

Developing a Question-PICOT

Project description
Max Points: 40

Develop a searchable question using the PICOT format. (The question is a single statement identifying the components of PICOT.)
Refer to “Developing a Question” and “Topic 1: Checklist.”

NRS-441V: Capstone Project
Developing a Question

Recall the components of PICOT from your research course:
(P) Population of Focus
(I) Intervention
(C) Comparison
(O) Outcome
(T) Time

Identify each of the components in relation to your topic.
P –
I –
C –
O –

Then, develop a PICO question/statement.

Examples of PICO questions/statements:
In adult cardiac surgery patients experiencing post-operative pain (P) immediately following surgery (P), is morphine (I) or fentanyl (C), administered intravenously, more effective in reducing postoperative pain (O)?
For immune-compromised patients, 50 years and older (P), does the use of pneumonia vaccine (I) reduce the future risk of pneumonia (O) compared with patients who have not received the vaccine (C)?

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Topic 1: Checklist
Identifying a Problem, Developing a Question, and Selecting Sources of Literature
This checklist is designed to help students organize the weekly exercises/assignments to be completed as preparation for the final, capstone project proposal. This checklist will also serve as a communication tool between students and faculty. Comments, feedback and grading for modules 1-4 will be documented using this checklist.
Topic Task Completed Comments/Feedback Points
Identifying a
• Explains setting and/or context in which nursing problem is observed. _____ / 10
• Detailed description of problem, issue, or educational deficit provided. _____ / 10
• Impact of problem on work environment and patient outcomes described.
_____ / 5
• Significance to nursing profession discussed. _____ / 5
• Solution to the problem identified. _____ / 10
Total _____ / 40


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