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DNP 703: Innovation in Communication – Scholarly and Professional Writing: Example PICO Questions

Example PICO Statements for searching practice

Example PICO Statements from CINAHL Evidence based practice care sheets


1.   Are alcohol based hand rubs more effective or less effective in reducing HRI's than soap and water techniques?


2.   Is peer-pressure more effective than educational interventions in improving hand hygiene practices?


3.   Are PPI's (proton pump inhibitors) effective medical therapy for esophagitis and GERD in children and adolescents?


4.   In older adults with wandering, is music therapy or exercise/activities more effective in decreasing wandering/pacing?

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