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Dental Hygiene: EBDM #1 Ask

Toolkit for Dental Hygiene



P Population/Problem Identify the population or problem of the scenario
I Intervention Identify the main exposure or intervention of the scenario
C Comparison Identify the comparison to the intervention - if available
O Outcomes Identify what will be measured, improved, or effected in the scenario

Background vs Foreground Questions

Background Question Foreground Question
General Knowledge, broad Specific
Asks who, what, where, how Uses P,I,C,O format
More likely to be asked when our knowledge is limited More likely to be asked when we're more experienced
Answered using a point-of-care tool or textbook Answered in a database, like PubMed


PICO 4 Types of Questions

Therapy/Prevention Questions that are seeking answers to determine effect of treatments or effect of a preventative measure
Diagnosis Questions that are seeking answers to determine effect of a diagnostic test or measure
Harm, Etiology, or Prevention Questions that are determining causes of a disease or condition
Prognosis Questions that are seeking to determine the clinical course or progression of a disease or condition