Randomized Controlled Trial

  • The next step in the process is to identify evidence that your intervention, your “I” in your PICO question, is supported in the literature.
  • Based on the PICO question you picked in the Unit 2 Assignment, find a quantitative research study about the intervention (not the problem) related to the problem identified.
    • Do not use a website to find research articles.
    • Use the Library tab’s databases.
    • You will need to use the search techniques you learned in Unit 2, the library tutorial assignment for Unit 1, and the article that was linked to in the Unit 2 assignment.
    • Use the keywords that you identified for “intervention” in your Unit 2 PICO assignment. These are your search terms.
  • Directions for Search:
    • In CINAHL, using the library tab directions from a previous assignment, put those keywords in the search box.
    • Further narrow your search by using the search options for full text and evidence-based practice.
    • Use the search box “Publication Type” and choose “Randomized Controlled Trial.”