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NURS3135 Nursing Research: Search MEDLINE

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PICO Search

PICO Widget

Below widget is available to do a quick lookup in MEDLINE for your PICO question. Please note this is not a replacement for a precision search finding all results for your query, but it will give you a good indication if you are on the right track formulating your PICO.

PICO Example*: Prevention (O) of Whooping Cough (P) in adults (P) using vaccination (I)

* not all PICO elements are required for the search query. In this example, C is not used.


P: Patient, Population, Problem or Disease

(Who are the patients, what is the problem?)

Age:
 
Gender:
 
Ethnicity:
 
Disorder:
 

I: Intervention or Exposure

(What we do to them, what are they exposed to?)

 

C: Comparison of intervention or Exposure

(What do we compare the intervention with?)

 

O: Outcome / Risks

(What happens, what is the outcome?)