If you are not sure what research topic to select before diving into our databases, the National Institute of Nursing Research has wonderful suggestions that may help:
Word of advice: research a topic you find interesting! The easiest part of research is locating the right articles--the hardest part is reading and interpreting the data. If you don't find the data interesting, the work will be painful. So again: research a topic you find interesting!
Keywords: psychotherapy, reduce, PPD, ages of 13 and 17
The word reduce is not a MeSH term, but by placing the asterisk * at the beginning of the word (reduc*) will help the database look for the following words: reduce, reduced, reduction, reducing, reduces, etc.
PICO is a taxonomy used in evidence-based medicine to help formulate questions. It is not prescriptive in that it doesn’t tell you how to do an intervention or a comparison. You have to make those determinations.
PICO stands for:
Let's say you have a clinical scenario that you need to formulate into a question. This is how you do it using PICO:
Your patient with carpal tunnel syndrome wants to avoid surgery and asks you if non-surgical treatments are effective. You have heard about various conservative treatments, but are not sure if their effectiveness has been established by scientific evidence.
In adult patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, are conservative or non-surgical treatments effective in reducing pain?