The FINER and PICOT criteria can be useful tools in this process. CONCLUSION: It is essential to invest time, energy, and resources in the construction of the. Pregunta de investigación y estrategia PICOTMedicina. | journal- article. DOI: /medicina.v19i Formulación de preguntas clínicas específicas en formato PICO. En anteriores números de esta revista, se han revisado métodos de búsqueda y síntesis de la.

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Scientific evidence represents a proof that certain knowledge is true or false. Number and size of randomized trials reported in ;icot health care journals from to How to cite this article.

RCT studies have showed conflicting results in situations with similar research objectives and objects and generate doubts regarding effectiveness, fundamentation, indications and results of several health practices. Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 represent the development of studies called systematic review, a fundamental research model inside EBP.

Int J Nurs Pract December;7 6: EBP aims to improve care through the identification and promotion of workable practices and, at the same time, through the elimination of inefficient and prejudicial ones 7minimizing the gap between the generation of evidence and its application in patient care. The PICO strategy can be used to construct several kinds of research questions, originated from clinical practice, human and material resource management, the search of symptom assessment instruments, among others.

J Nurs Manage 10 3: Popping the PICO question in research and evidence-based practice. Semin Perinatol February; 21 1: Evidence is what is clear, the confirmation of a truth that elicits no doubt. Elements of a systematic review.

Archie Cochrane United Kingdom exerted a profound influence on the assessment of medical interventions, establishing the importance of RCT in the evaluation of treatment effectiveness 5. The results obtained through such reviews are biased, do not exhaust all the literature available about the theme and are usually inconclusive.


Principles of evidence based medicine. Esttategia on Demand Journal. The PICO strategy helps in these definitions, esttrategia it orients the construction of the research question and of the bibliographic search, and permits clinical and research professional, in case of doubt or questioning, to rapidly and accurately locate the best scientific information available.

Use of Boolean operators: NT Learn Curve April 7; 3 2: Appl Nurs Res August;15 3: Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. Nowadays, there exists a large quantity of many times contradictory scientific information.

The EBP previews methodologies and processes in order to identify evidence of whether a certain treatment or diagnosis is effective, strategies to evaluate the quality of studies and mechanisms to implement it in care. These terms allow for combinations of descriptors that will be used in the search, with AND for a pict combination, OR for an additive combination and NOT for an excluding combination.

All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Estrategla. History and development of evidence-based medicine.

PICO process

However, remote access to EBSCO’s databases from non-subscribing institutions is not allowed if the purpose of the use is for commercial gain through cost reduction or avoidance for a non-subscribing institution. Arch Dis Child August;90 8: Rev Latino-am Enfermagem maio-junho;13 3: It is estrahegia very easy to access studies developed all over the world.

The authors used PICO to describe all the components related to the identified problem and to structure the research question, which was: English Portuguese Copyright of Revista Medicina is the property of Revista Medicina and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder’s express written permission.

Wyatt J, Guly H. Identifying the research question and planning the project. The adequate well constructed research question allows for the correct definition of piclt information evidence is needed to solve the clinical research question 7,maximizes the recovery of evidence in the database, focuses on the research scope and avoids unnecessary searching.


Combination of components of the PICO strategy for the finalization of the search strategy: Part II—Searching evidence databases. For this reason, it is essential that every researcher is familiarized with strategies to develop a research question, as each one of its components must be defined. Silver based wound dressings and topical agents for treating diabetic foot ulcers. In addition, this paper provides a description of possible epidemiological designs eshrategia can be derived from this question, its advantages and disadvantages.

The identification of the best evidence requires the construction of an appropriate research question and review of the literature. World J Surg May;29 5: Table 2 presents the four components of the PICO strategy and Table 3 presents an example of its use to construct a research question 13, Langenbecks Arch Surg October; 5: Data from the systematic review by Bergin and Wraight 16 are used to exemplify the construction of the research question using the PICO strategy.

Having piccot to the knowledge produced about a certain subject is essential for the development of good research and adequate clinical action. When analyzing the dressings available, they detected that modern dressings possess silver in their composition anti-microbial but are not widely used. It is this question which then dictates how research will be conducted, what study design is best suited to answer it and what results are expected.