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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
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