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Nursing Dissertation Resources

Tips for Creating your Clinical Question

Questions are structured following the PICO(T) Framework.  This acronym stands for the following:

Population being studied

Intervention being considered

Comparison to another intervention (remember that no intervention or standard therapy is considered an intervention)


(Time) This component is occasionally used in creating a clinical question, but not in every incidence.

Practical PICO Guidance in an Ebook You Can Access from Anywhere

Tools for Framing a Public Health PICO Qeustion