Sample PICO(T) question: “In patients undergoing abdominal surgery, is there evidence to suggest that chewing gum post-operatively compared with not chewing gum post-operatively affects post-operative ileus?”
|PICO(T)||Keywords and synonyms||Search Strategies|
|Population||abdominal surgery, postoperative, recovery||preliminary search in PubMed: abdominal surgery ileus gum|
|Intervention||chewing gum, gum|
|Comparison||not chewing gum|
|Outcome||post-operative ileus, paralytic ileus, ileus|
Sample question taken from CKN's Evidence Based Nursing guide.