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Formulating your question:


Having a focused question, like a PICO question, is a useful first step in searching for available literature for your topic. Note that entering a literal question into a database will yield too many results or no results at all, so breaking down a PICO question is useful.

PICO question


 

Use the P and the I components of your question to keep your search results broader.

Example:

Does constraint-induced movement therapy improve upper extremity functional performance in people with CVAs ?

P= cerebrovascular accident

I = constraint induced movement therapy

 

An initial search using these two concepts could look like this:

paresis AND constraint induced movement therapy


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