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Nursing: Evidence Based Practice Resources

What is PICO?

PICO is a framework used to model effective clinical questions.

Population             Elderly
Intervention Tai Chi
Comparison No Tai Chi
Outcome Reduced falls




If you are interested in a different type of question, related to experience or meaning of a phenomenon, use a different approach. (Joanna Briggs)

P population

I is the phenomena of interest

C is the context for the phenomena



Population - Patients with pressure ulcers

Interest - Experience of Pain

C - Hospital

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