2Why use PICOT? Before: After: clarity & a question I will find research that supports delayed progression of multiple sclerosis as found through MRIs over the course of ten years in diagnosed Canadian women between age 20 and 50 with Calcium and Vitamin D supplementation versus without.After: clarity & a questionIn Canadian women with multiple sclerosis between ages 20 to 50 (P), how does supplementation with calcium & vitamin D (I) affect MS lesion loads detected by MRI (O) over a 10 year period (T)?
3PICOT reduces cognitive load For you and your instructor! - don’t make extra work for your readerEnter elements in standard order - first P, then I, then C, then O, then TIdentify the elements right inside your question: In older adults (P) how does hydromorphone (I) compared with acetaminophen (C) affect pain relief (O) within the first hour after administration (T)?
4What type of question do you have? Intervention: what treatment has the best outcome?Prognosis: what is the course/likely complications of a condition?Etiology: what are the greatest risk factors or causes?Diagnosis: which test is most accurate and precise?Meaning: what is the meaning of an experience for an individual or group?
5>1 working PICOT Q can be helpful In older adults over 75 (P), is cranberry juice (I) or water (C) more effective in preventing recurring UTI's after antibiotic treatment (O)?In older adults over 75 (P), is the amount of cranberry juice (I) or the frequency of administering cranberry juice (C) more effective in preventing recurring UTI's (O)?In older adults over 75 (P), is cranberry juice (I) or cranberry tablets (C) more effective in preventing recurring UTI's (O)?
61 scenario, 2 types of possible questions Etiology/risk question:Are adults over 65 who have COPD (P) who are smokers (I) at increased risk for reduced lung capacity (O)?Intervention/therapy question:In adults over 65 who have COPD (P), how does teaching breathing exercises (I) improve lung function/spirometry scores (O) over 6 months(T)?
71 scenario, 2 populations, 2 question types Intervention question:P adults over 65 years in residential careI receiving medication from RCAsC receiving medication from RNsO rates of medication errorsMeaning question:P RCAs working in residential careI delivering medication to patientsO workload and level of responsibility
81 scenario, C and O still tbd P adults over 65 years in residential careI daily checking and recording of vital signsC episodic checking and recording of vital signs / monthly checking and recording of vital signsO improved patient care? / improved monitoring of health conditions?
91 scenario, I and O tbd P adults over 65 years in residential care I who have communication barriers / ESL / physical speech impedimentO greater risk for reduced pain management? / missed diagnosis / increased risk of neglect / missed symptoms / increased patient distress / social isolation
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