Evidence-Based Practice

Overview of PICO Questions

Pico Search Worksheet

P: patient population/problem
I:  intervention/prognotic factor/exposure
C: Comparison intervention
O: Outcome

Question Types

There are four question types: Diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, Etiology/Harm

Source: Duke University EBP Tutorial

Finding EBP Research

Source: Sackett DL, Straus SE, Richardson WS, et al. Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach EBM.

Subject Terms

Add these terms to your search using AND

MeSH Terms (MEDLINE Complete):

  • evidence-based practice
  • evidence-based medicine
  • evidence-based nursing

MeSH Publication type/Subject terms:

  • Case-control studies
  • Cohort studies
  • case reports
  • cross-sectional studies
  • Practice Guideline

Ebsco Subject Terms (Cinahl Complete)

  • Physical Therapy Practice, Evidence-Based
  • Occupational Therapy Practice, Evidence-Based
  •  Nursing Practice, Evidence-Based
  • Medical Practice, Evidence-Based

Publication type/Subject terms:

  • Systematic Review
  • Meta analyis
  • Evidence-based care sheet (CINAHL Complete)
  • Practice Guideline/s
  • Randomized Control Trial
  • Multicenter Study (Cochrane)

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