Using EBM effectively takes more than understanding how to interpret outcomes from something you read. It involves knowing the right question to ask, turning that question into a good search, knowing the best place to look, finding what is available and then using the evidence you find in the care of your patient.
Searching for evidence is easier when we ask a well-built clinical question.
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Optional element "T" can be added to represent Time the desired outcome be realized in 1 month, 1 year, 10 years, etc. or Type of study being sought to answer the question - e.g., RCT / Systematic Review / Cohort Study, or Type of question being asked - e.g., therapy / diagnosis / etiology / harm / prognosis / prevention. Source.
Can motivational interviews be effective in reducing pediatric BMI?
Wong, E., & Cheng, M. (2013). Effects of motivational interviewing to promote weight loss in obese children. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 22(17/18), 2519-2530. doi:10.1111/jocn.12098
"Can motivational interviews be effective in reducing pediatric BMI?"
"In an 86-year old man with coronary artery disease, is aspirin a more effective agent than heparin in reducing risk of stroke?
What keywords or synonyms can we use?
Can we truncate or shorten any words to a root?
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