Define your Question using PICO topic urinary tract infection P

     

Define your Question using PICO  topic urinary tract infection

 

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Describe   your patient, population or problem (age, sex, race, past medical   history, etc.), the disease, or main topic of your question.

 

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What   intervention or action are you considering – treatment, diagnostic   test, etc. Is there a specific issue you’d like to investigate?

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Which   research method (quantitative or qualitative) should be used to answer   the study question? 

If   experimental, what research design   should be used to compare the intervention group with the comparison (or   control) group?

  • randomized        controlled trial
  • cohort        study
  • case        controlled studies
  • case        reports
  • systematic        reviews
  • meta        analysis
  • editorials/expert        opinions

 

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Are   you trying to compare or decide between two options – drugs, a drug   and no medication or placebo, or two diagnostic tests? (Note: Your   clinical question does not always need a specific comparison.)

 

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What is the outcome you’d like to achieve? What are you trying to do   for the patient? Relieve or eliminate the symptoms? Reduce the number of   adverse events? Improve function or test scores?

 

State   your Question resulting from PICO:

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