Nursing Research Paper on PICOT Assignment


Week 2: The Clinical Issue and Research Questions Developed Using PICOT

PICOT is an acronym used to help develop clinical research questions and guide you in your search for evidence:

P = Patient population

I = Intervention or issue of interest

C = Comparison of interventions or comparison of interests

O = Outcome

T = Time frame

For example, you may wish to research the effects of interrupted sleep on cognition of ICU patients 65 or older.

Using this PICOT model,

In _________(P), how does __________ (I) compared to _________ (C) influence _________ (O) over ________ (T)?

Assignment Directions

Use PICOT to format possible research questions about that topic. Provide 3 possible PICOT research questions.

Include the following:

Title page

Provide a brief description of the topic and background information.

Explain the significance of the topic to nursing practice.

Provide 3 clearly stated PICOT questions.

The paper should:

Be 2–3 pages (not including the title page and reference page)

Use the current APA format to style your paper and to cite your sources.