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DPT Physical Therapy: Research Planning

Step 1: Search Terms from Research Question

Starting Reaserch Question:

What does evidence based research say the best physical therapy treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is?

 Find important words, and refine ambiguous terms:

     What are the evidence based research say the best physical therapy treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is?

Good Initial Search Terms: (Think of synonyms)

"Evidence based research" "physical therapy" "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome"

Step 3: Gather More Search Terms

PICOt is a searching method created by librarians

 

P - Patience Population (age, gender, health, medications, access, conditions)

I - Intervention/Exposure

C - Comparison group

O - Outcomes predicted

t - time frame

Searching with PICO


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