NURS 350R Miami Dade College Clinical Issue and Research Questions Using PICOT Project

Topic Selected: Nursing Staff Substance Abuse (Nursing Under Influence)

Assignment Directions

Begin  by selecting a topic in nursing that is of interest to you. Next, use  PICOT to format a possible research question about that topic. Provide 1  possible PICOT research question. Find 1 quantitative or qualitative  peer-reviewed research article related to your nursing topic that was  published within the last 5 years. Reminder: All peer-reviewed research  articles have methods, discussion, and results sections. Upload the  article with your paper in PDF or Word format. This source can be used  again in the Week 4 article assignment if it meets the criteria.

See PICOT Formatting Guide in your book for additional help with formatting your PICOT.

Include the following:

  • Title page
  • Provide  a brief description of the topic and background information (see page  37 of your textbook). You can use your text, your peer-reviewed journal  source, or thein EBP Care Sheet CINAHL or Nursing Reference Center Database.
  • Explain  the significance of the topic to nursing practice (see chart on page 37  of your textbook). Background information can be found in journal  articles in the introduction section. Results and conclusions will speak  to significance of the topic. The EBP care sheets may have sources for  you to choose from.
  • Provide 1 clearly-stated PICOT question.
  • Include 1 peer-reviewed journal source related to your topic.
  • The  chosen topic and PICOT will be used for your Week 9 poster assignment.  It will also guide your article searches in Week 4 on which you will  complete appraisals in Week 6.
  • Template  for  Asking  PICOT  Questions  
    In  ____________________(P),  how  does  ____________________  (I)  compared  to  
    ____________________(C)  affect  _____________________(O)  within  ___________(T)?    
    In  __________________(P),  what  is  the  effect  of  __________________(I)  compared  to  
    _____________  (C)  on  ________________(O  within  _____________(T)?  
    In  ______________  (P),  how  does  ___________________  (I)  compared  to  _____________(C)  
    influence  __________________  (O)  over  _______________  (T)?  
    In  ___________________(P)  are/is  ____________________(I)    compared  with  
    _______________________(C)  more  accurate  in  diagnosing  _________________(O)?  
    Are____________________  (P),  who  have  ____________________  (I)  compared  with  those  
    without  ____________________(C)  at  ____________  risk  for/of  
    ____________________(O)  over  ________________(T)?    
    How  do  _______________________  (P)  with  _______________________  (I)    perceive  
    _______________________  (O)  during  ________________(T)?  
    Adapted from the PICOT Questions Template; Ellen Fineout-Overholt, 2006. This form may be used for educational & research purposes without permission.
    Short  Definitions  of  Different  Types  of  Questions  
    Intervention/Therapy:  Questions  addressing  the  treatment  of  an  illness  or  disability.  
    Etiology:  Questions  addressing  the  causes  or  origins  of  disease  (i.e.,  factors  that  produce  or  
    predispose  toward  a  certain  disease  or  disorder).  
    Diagnosis:  Questions  addressing  the  act  or  process  of  identifying  or  determining  the  nature  and  
    cause  of  a  disease  or  injury  through  evaluation.  
    Prognosis/Prediction:  Questions  addressing  the  prediction  of  the  course  of  a  disease.  
    Meaning:  Questions  addressing  how  one  experiences  a  phenomenon.  
    Sample  Questions:  
    Intervention:  In  African-­‐American  female  adolescents  with  hepatitis  B  (P),  how  does  
    acetaminophen  (I)  compared  to  ibuprofen  (C)  affect  liver  function  (O)?  
    Therapy:  In  children  with  spastic  cerebral  palsy  (P),  what  is  the  effect  of  splinting  and  casting(I)  
    compared  to  constraint-­‐  induced  therapy  (C)  on  two-­‐handed  skill  development  (O)?  
    1)  For  patients  65  years  and  older  (P),  how  does  the  use  of  an  influenza  vaccine  (I)  compared  to  
    not  received  the  vaccine  (C)  influence  the  risk  of  developing  pneumonia  (O)  during  flu  season  
    2)  In  patients  who  have  experienced  an  acute  myocardial  infarction  (P),  how  does  being  a  
    smoker  (I)  compared  to  a  non-­‐smoker  (C)  influence  death  and  infarction  rates  (O)  during  the  
    first  5  years  after  the  myocardial  infarction  (T)?  
    Diagnosis:  In  middle-­‐aged  males  with  suspected  myocardial  infarction  (P),  are  serial  12-­‐lead  
    ECGs  (I)  compared  to  one  initial  12-­‐lead  ECG  (C)  more  accurate  in  diagnosing  an  acute  
    myocardial  infarction  (O)?  
    Etiology:  Are  30-­‐  to  50-­‐year-­‐old  women  (P)  who  have  high  blood  pressure  (I)  compared  with  
    those  without  high  blood  pressure  (C)  at  increased  risk  for  an  acute  myocardial  infarction  (O)  
    during  the  first  year  after  hysterectomy  (T)?  
    Meaning:  How  do  young  males  (P)  with  a  diagnosis  of  below  the  waist  paralysis  (I)  perceive  
    their  interactions  with  their  romantic  significant  others  (O)  during  the  first  year  after  their  
    diagnosis  (T)?  
    Adapted from the PICOT Questions Template; Ellen Fineout-Overholt, 2006. This form may be used for educational & research purposes without permission.

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