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How do I Formulate a Clinical, or PICO, Question?
Knowing how to form a PICO question is important for finding evidence. PICO questions focus the scope of your results and help develop keywords to search for evidence. Watch this video to learn more about why PICO questions are important. Also, visit our PICO Research Question Resource Guide to learn more about formulating a PICO question.
Think about inclusion and exclusion criteria to help you select and set boundaries for your searching.