[EN] - Do you remember the evidence-based-medicine (EBM) graphic?
- It said we should strive to look for the best scientific evidence to inform decisions.
How to search a scientific article cookie (basic version)
- Looking for a cookie is just like ordering a meal in a restaurant.
- The first times everything looks new.
- The first thing to do is to decide on your meal. = building a question
- For that we use a tool called "PICO".
It is our gastronomic menu.
P Patient/Population/Problem - Diabetics, pregnant women, childrens, ...
I Intervention/Exposition - Insulin injections, oral morphine, psychotherapy, smoke exposition, ...
C Comparison/Alternative - Placebo, no treatment, no smoke, usual treatment, ...
O Outcome/Result - Glycaemia, blood pressure, pain level, tumor size, ...
What meal would increase a children's blood pressure the most between a slice of bread and a biscuit with sugar?
PICO translation (menu)
P = Children
I = Biscuits with sugar
C = Slice of bread
O = Blood pressure
- I would like to order the "Children + Biscuits with sugar + slice of bread + blood pressure" menu please.
- That's number 457.
- The more precise and specific you are, the more useful the result.
- But the least results you will get.
The terms you use can vastly change your results.
- If antibiotics work? Which one? Who would even pay them to work?
- Keep in mind that some parts of the PICO menu aren't always required.
- The most important thing is to have the right keywords that the waiter will recognize.
- Cookies? I know what this is.