To search for evidence based information, you first need to develop a well-formed clinical question. It is recommended that you formulate your question using the PICO concept to search for quantitative studies.
Once you have established your focused clinical question, you then need to convert it into an effective search strategy. Use the PICO worksheet to assist in the process. This involves identifying:
Here is an example of a clinical question that outlines the PICO components.
How would you begin searching for this topic?