We will delve into factors needed to effectively address clinical problems.
- Clinical experience
- Ability to correctly formulate a clinical question
- Ability to find the answer to it
Types of clinical questions that need to be resolved with questions regarding a particular patient
- Treatment– evaluating the effectiveness of treatment interventions. The clinical outcome is an improvement in the condition of patients or a decrease in the risk of complications.
- Risk assessment is an assessment of the possible adverse effect of various influences on the condition of patients, morbidity and mortality.
- Diagnostics– an assessment of the information content of a particular diagnostic method.
- Forecast– assessment of the further course of the disease
Characterizing a well-formulated PICOT question
- Aimed at achieving a specific goal
- Study parameters well defined
- Scientific-clinical and relevant
- To which it is possible to receive an answer
To formulate a PICOT question correctly, it is necessary to define the problem, i.e.:
- First, determine who this question is about (How would I describe a group of patients like mine).
- Determine which intervention is being considered for a specific (this) patient (eg, drug therapy).
- What intervention is the intended intervention compared to?
- Determine the desired or undesirable outcome.