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Chamberlain University Library Services is conducting a usability study from November 12, 2018 - November 21, 2018. If you are asked to participate in the Usability study by the Chamberlain Librarians, we highly encourage and appreciate your participation as we work to better improve the library!

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Saskia Farber, MA sfarber@chamberlain.edu 314-991-6213
Rachel Perry Hanses, JD, MLS, MSEd rhanses@chamberlain.edu 630-487-4432
Valerie Meyer, MLIS, RN vmeyer@chamberlain.edu 630-487-3160
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Eric Bemiller, MLIS ebemiller@chamberlain.edu 980-939-6241
Susan Bridgers, MLS sbridgers@chamberlain.edu 630-706-3232
Jane Carvajal, MLS, MEd jcarvajal@chamberlain.edu 630-487-4366
Mary Kaye Hooker, MLS mhooker@chamberlain.edu 404-250-8570
Amy Summer, MLS asummer@chamberlain.edu 317-816-7361
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Diamond Clark, MLS dclark@chamberlain.edu 909-682-8075
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The acronym PICO can help researchers remember the components of a well-focused question.

  P     Population/Patient/Problem
 I     Intervention/Indicator
  C     Comparator/Control
  O     Outcome

Note: A simple database search strategy should begin with the P AND I:   

Other Questions in Research

In Evidence Based Medicine (EBM), treatments and therapies are called ‘interventions’ and such questions are questions of INTERVENTION.

Other types of questions can be:

  1. What causes the problem?  -   ETIOLOGY, RISK FACTORS 
  2. What is the frequency of the problem?  -  FREQUENCY
  3. Does this person have the problem? -  DIAGNOSIS
  4. Who will get the problem?  -  PROGNOSIS, PREDICTION

The PICO structure can be used to formulate the question for these and qualitative questions with a more general nature (i.e. PHENOMENA). In this case, the question will consist of ‘P’ and ‘O’ only.

Patient Problem

overweight, diabetes type 2 person

Intervention

gastric bypass surgery

Comparison

exercise plan and diet counseling

Outcome

diabetes resolution and weight loss

Research question: With overweight, diabetics is gastric bypass more effective than exercise plan and diet counseling at increasing the probability of diabetes resolution and weight loss?

Consider two more elements of the well-focused question: the type of question and the type of study. 

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