*** In 858 we will focus on Steps 1-4. Steps 5 and 6 will be covered later in the program.*****
Step 1: ASSESS the Patient/ Problem/ Population
• Start with the patient or community—a clinical problem/ question arises out of the care of
the patient or community issues.
• EBP always begins with the end in mind.
Step 2 of the EBP Process and PICOT
Step 3: Acquire the Resources creating a Searchable Question
PICOT/: Things to consider as Components of a Searchable Question
Things to Consider:
(P): Patient, Problem, Program or Population
Who or what should be included ethnicity, age, sex, gender, etc to define the Problem
What can you do to fix the problem or situation
Not every intervention or issue has a comparison problem; no is an acceptable comparison
What do you want to happen, reduce disease, rate, etc
(T) Type of Question
What type of foreground question are you asking
Type of Question with Type of Research Design
Type of Question
Best Type of Study/ Research Design
Randomized Control Trial (RCT) -> cohort -> case control -> case series
RCT -> cohort study -> case control -> case series
Cohort study -> case control -> case series
Prospective, Blind comparison to a Gold Standard
RCT -> cohort -> case control -> case series
Ethnography, Phenomenology, Grounded Theory, Focus Group
The CONSORT Statement is intended to improve the reporting of a randomized controlled trial (RCT), enabling readers to understand a trial's design, conduct, analysis and interpretation, and to assess the validity of its results.
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