What Is A PICO Question?

Defining a clinical question in terms of the specific patient problem aids the searcher in finding clinically relevant evidence in the literature. The PICO Model is a format to help define your question.

Examples of PICO Questions and How To Frame Your Question:

Sample PICO Questions

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“What is the effectiveness of continuous passive motion therapy (CPM therapy) following knee replacement in achieving optimal range of motion?”

“What is the evidence that vaccines cause autism?””What is the evidence for the best knee prosthesis (knee replacement) for patients with severe osteoarthritis?”

“What is the evidence the flu shot prevents influenza disease in healthy adults?”

“Is the incidence of ventilator-associated-pneumonia decreased by a higher nurse-patient ratio?”

“Is the incidence of ventilator-associated-pneumonia decreased by a higher nurse-patient ratio?”

“I am looking for evidence-based articles on managing acute pain in sickle cell patients.”

“What is the evidence for cell phones (or any source of electro-magnetic radiation) causing any medical problem (ie: memory loss, brain tumors, etc.)?”

“Does exercising regularly during an inpatient hospitalization reduce weight gain among psychiatric patients?”

“What do the clinical trials say about prescription drug treatment for the treatment of Prostate Cancer?”

“What is the evidence that graft repair (vs open surgery) has better clinical outcomes (i.e.: rate of paraplegia) in patients undergoing aneurysm repair?”

“Is the incidence of ventilator-associated-pneumonia decreased by a higher nurse-patient ratio?”

“What Does The Medical Evidence and Literature Say About the Safety for Healthcare Professionals Using Cloth Fabric Materials as Protective Measures for Filtration and Protection from Common Particles and Viral Infections?”

“What is the evidence that treatment (i.e.: surgery vs radiation vs proton beam vs watchful waiting) for localized prostate cancer has different survival rates?”

“What is the evidence that statins (cholesterol lowering medications) prevent heart attacks/strokes/death in patients with high cholesterol?”

“Does hand washing among healthcare workers reduce hospital acquired infections?”

“What is the effectiveness of restraints in reducing the occurrence of falls in patients 65 and over?”

“What is the effectiveness of restraints in reducing the occurrence of falls in patients 65 and over?”

“What does the Medical Evidence and Literature tell us about Ibuprofen side effects and/or safety for COVID-19 confirmed Patients?”

“What is the evidence that medicinal marijuana has any clinical benefits in different diseases (i.e.: multiple sclerosis)?”

“What is the evidence that living near freeways causes lung disease?”

“What is the evidence that animal research leads to major positive medical discoveries in human healthcare?””What is the evidence that Testosterone Treatment is safe in males over 40?”


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