Writing Research Questions
In evidence-based practice, PICO can be used to frame a research question. The acronym represents:
P: Population, Problem, or Patient
C: Comparison variable
In adults with aphasia, does singing improve well-being or quality of life?
P:adults with aphasia
C: Not specified
O: well-being OR quality of life
Building a Search Strategy
Use your research question to help build your search strategy. Identify the main concepts. Brainstorm alternate keywords. Build your strategy using the connectors: AND, OR and NOT.
|aphasia AND singing
|Results will contain both terms.
|quality of life OR well-being
|Results will contain either concept.
|adults NOT children
|Results will eliminate term.
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