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PICO Assignment Evidence Based Practice

In this assessment you will create 1 clinical question using the PICO format labeling each portion of the question. Then search the literature to find 3 articles related to your clinical question. List the articles in APA format.


Differentiate between research questions and clinical questions

Discuss the steps for appraising the literature for clinical application

Point Value: 30

TextBook for class

LoBiondo-Wood & Haber 2018

Nursing Research: Methods and

Critical Appraisal for Evidence

-Based Practice


Mosby, 2018,

9th edition

Written Assignment-

PICO Assignment – 30-point value. You will use the document in the assignment instructions and create 1 clinical question using the PICO format.

You will list your clinical question on the first line

Label each specific portion of the question in P-I-C-O section

You will then search the literature to find 3 articles related to that clinical question. Articles related to the PICO process in general will not count toward your reference requirement.

Assignment must be completed on the template provided in the assignment instructions.

Do not use soap and water vs gel question, the adult wart, menopausal women with osteopenia, PKU testing of 2-week-old infants, or hypertension and home monitoring as your PICO question; these are specific examples given in the required reading at the end of the Evidence-Based Practice activity and in the course presentation and cannot be used. If such an example is used it will be an automatic 5 point deduction.

Important– the 2 additional questions of the assignment should focus on your clinical question and NOT as a generalization regarding PICO questions. If answered as a generalization, 5 points will be deducted. 

Must include 3 references, peer reviewed journals

The textbook should not be used as one of the 3 main references, but can be used as an additional reference if you so choose to do so.

Journal articles must be peer reviewed and must be no older than 5 years (2015-2020)


Last Updated on March 7, 2020

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