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Discussion – Week 4 : MAIN DISCUSSION DUE ON Wednesday 06/21/2021 COLLAPSE Searc
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Discussion – Week 4 : MAIN DISCUSSION DUE ON Wednesday 06/21/2021
When you decide to purchase a new car, you first decide what is important to you. If mileage and dependability are the important factors, you will search for data focused more on these factors and less on color options and sound systems.
The same holds true when searching for research evidence to guide your clinical inquiry and professional decisions. Developing a formula for an answerable, researchable question that addresses your need will make the search process much more effective. One such formula is the PICO(T) format.
In this Discussion, you will transform a clinical inquiry into a searchable question in PICO(T) format, so you can search the electronic databases more effectively and efficiently. You will share this PICO(T) question and examine strategies you might use to increase the rigor and effectiveness of a database search on your PICO(T) question.
• Review the Resources and identify a clinical issue of interest that can form the basis of a clinical inquiry.
• Review the materials offering guidance on using databases, performing keyword searches, and developing PICO(T) questions provided in the Resources.
• Based on the clinical issue of interest and using keywords related to the clinical issue of interest, search at least two different databases in the Walden Library to identify at least four relevant peer-reviewed articles related to your clinical issue of interest. You should not be using systematic reviews for this assignment, select original research articles.
• Review the Resources for guidance and develop a PICO(T) question of interest to you for further study. It is suggested that an Intervention-type PICOT question be developed as these seem to work best for this course.
By Day 3 of Week 4
Post a brief description of your clinical issue of interest. This clinical issue will remain the same for the entire course and will be the basis for the development of your PICOT question. Then, post your PICO(T) question, the search terms used, and the names of at least two databases used for your PICO(T) question. Describe your search results in terms of the number of articles returned on original research and how this changed as you added search terms using your Boolean operators. Finally, explain strategies you might make to increase the rigor and effectiveness of a database search on your PICO(T) question. Be specific and provide examples.
By Day 6 of Week 4
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days and provide further suggestions on how their database search might be improved.
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GUIDELINE FROM LECTURER
Students, you have now chosen the topic that you will use for the rest of this session in all assignments, and most discussions. Keeping this clinical issue in mind, you will develop a PICOT question this week. The research studies that you are finding in the professional literature should ANSWER this question. Think about the parts of the PICOT: P-population or problem (adults with heart disease who are hospitalized, incarcerated males with mental health disorders, etc…) I-intervention (This is the new way you want to try to solve the problem. What is another intervention you’d like to implement to see if it works better?)
C-Comparison (this is the current or old way of doing things-the old intervention you’d like to replace with your proposed intervention) O-Outcome-what do you hope to achieve with the new intervention? T-may or may not be needed.
All of the research studies you choose should directly answer your question. If an article you are considering does not answer the question, put it back and keep looking. Keep the focus on the question. The last assignment in the course will be to answer the question using the best practice you are identifying in the literature. I look forward to our discussion this week.