NR 505 Week 2 PICOT and Practice Questions Discussion

NR 505 Week 2: PICOT/PICo and Practice Questions Discussion

NR 505 Week 2: PICOT/PICo and Practice Questions Discussion – The focus for Week 2 is on questions: PICOT/PICo and practice questions.

  • Using the area of interest from Week 1, identify the following.
    • Will you be using a quantitative or qualitative approach for your EBP project proposal?
    • Explain why this approach is the best one to provide information for your area of interest.
    • Create a PICOT/PICo question using the PICOT/PICo format for quantitative and PICo for qualitative approaches.
    • Identify your practice question, being sure to include the following.
      • For a quantitative approach
        • A questioning part such as “what is,” “what are,” “is there,” or “are there”
        • Population being studied
        • Variables being studied
        • A suggestion of the relationship between variables
      • For a qualitative approach
        • Phenomenon or concept of interest
        • Group or population of interest
        • A suggestion of which qualitative research design is being used

NR 505 Week 2: PICOT/PICo and Practice Questions Discussion

Quantitative Approach

Initially, I thought that the qualitative approach would be a better approach for my evidence-based project proposal.  After further review, I now am convinced that the quantitative approach is a better approach for my evidence-based Practice (EBP) project proposal. Evidence-based practice is aimed at hardwiring current knowledge into common care decisions to improve care processes and patient outcomes (Stevens, 2013).   Evidence-based practice also unifies research evidence with clinical expertise and encourages individualization of care through the inclusion of patient preferences (Stevens, 2013).

Why the Quantitative Approach is best for rural populations’ unplanned healthcare (Area of Interest)

Because of my clinical experience with my area of interest in the rural population, this approach will allow a collection of opinions, facts, attitudes, and behaviors to be analyzed.  The quantitative approach will also allow results to be generalized from a larger population such as the rural population.  With the use of the quantitative approach, this population will have the opportunity to reveal their needs and causes of lack of healthcare.  This research approach will be beneficial in order to decrease the incidence of unplanned healthcare, which is one of the biggest healthcare challenges that this population continues to face.  With the use of the quantitative research method, data can be collected in various forms such as online surveys, paper surveys, telephone interviews, and face-to-face interviews.  The collection of this data will allow the comparison of opinions and further investigation toward a resolution.   As an exploration of the chosen population occurs with the combination of clinical experiences, and advancement of the proposed EBP will promote the intended outcome of better healthcare strategies


PICO Quantitative Question

In the rural population (P) does health education, early diagnosis, and healthcare programs (I) compared to deploying health resources geographically (C) reduce the incidence of unplanned healthcare (O).

Quantitative Practice Question

Is there a link between the lack of healthcare education, early diagnosis, healthcare programs, and unplanned healthcare?

NR 505 Week 2: PICOT/PICo and Practice Questions Discussion Reference

Stevens, K.R. (2013).  The Impact of Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and the Next Big Ideas.  Online Journal Issues in Nursing, 18(2), 1.  doi: 10.3912/OJIN18No02MAN04

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