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Athletic Training

Writing Research Questions

In evidence-based practice, PICO is a model to help you write research questions. PICO is an acronym for ...  

P      Population/Problem/Patient

I       Intervention

C      Comparison (not always present)

O      Outcomes

For the research question ...

Are work schedules associated with burnout in athletic trainers?

P: Population is athletic trainers

I: Intervention is work schedules

C: A comparison variable is not identified

O: Outcome is burnout

Combining Keywords

AND          athletic trainers AND work schedules          Results will have both terms.

OR             work schedules OR work-life balance          Searches for either term.

NOT           athletic trainers NOT students                     Eliminates a term from results.

How Do I...?