Critical Appraisal Skills Programme

PICO Search Strategy Tips & Examples

When evaluating research in healthcare, it's essential to have a structured approach to searching for relevant information. One widely used framework for formulating research questions and search strategies...

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What Is a Subgroup Analysis?

When it comes to the critical appraisal of research studies, a key aspect that often requires careful consideration is the subgroup analysis. Sometimes we need to determine which patients most benefit...

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What Is Evidence-Based Practice?

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a term that is often used in the world of research and healthcare, but what does it actually mean? Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) requires that decisions about health...

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What Is A Cross-Sectional Study?

When it comes to research studies, one common design that gets mentioned is the cross-sectional study. But what exactly is a cross-sectional study, and how does it differ from other types of studies?...

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What Is A PICO Tool?

When it comes to conducting research, having a clear framework is essential. One tool that researchers often use to enhance their critical appraisal is the PICO tool. This mnemonic helps in formulating...

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