DNP project  Improving nursing communication, Patient Expectations, and Patient Satisfaction: A Quality Improvement Project

Discussion Question:

Consider the topic of your DNP project  Improving nursing communication, Patient Expectations, and Patient Satisfaction: A Quality Improvement Project . Utilize the DNP810Module3- Template for Asking PICOT Questions.pdf (check attachment) and discuss the uses of the various types of PICOT questions. Post your PICO question for your future DNP Project, so that your colleagues can provide feedback.

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Template for Asking PICOT Questions
INTERVENTION
In ____________________(P), how does ____________________ (I) compared to
____________________(C) affect _____________________(O) within ___________(T)?
ETIOLOGY
Are____________________ (P), who have ____________________ (I) compared with those
without ____________________(C) at ____________ risk for/of ____________________(O)
over ________________(T)?
DIAGNOSIS OR DIAGNOSTIC TEST
In ___________________(P) are/is ____________________(I) compared with
_______________________(C) more accurate in diagnosing _________________(O)?
PROGNOSIS/PREDICTION
In ______________ (P), how does ___________________ (I) compared to _____________(C)
influence __________________ (O) over _______________ (T)?
MEANING
How do _______________________ (P) with _______________________ (I) perceive
_______________________ (O) during ________________(T)?
Short Definitions of Different Types of Questions:
Intervention: Questions addressing the treatment of an illness or disability.
Etiology: Questions addressing the causes or origins of disease (i.e., factors that produce or
predispose toward a certain disease or disorder).
Diagnosis: Questions addressing the act or process of identifying or determining the nature and
cause of a disease or injury through evaluation.
Prognosis/Prediction: Questions addressing the prediction of the course of a disease.
Meaning: Questions addressing how one experiences a phenomenon.Copyright, Ellen Fineout-Overholt, 2006. This form may be used for educational & research
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Sample Questions:
Intervention: In African-American female adolescents with hepatitis B (P), how does
acetaminophen (I) compared to ibuprofen (C) affect liver function (O)?
Etiology: The question could read: Are 30- to 50-year-old women (P) who have high blood
pressure (I) compared with those without high blood pressure (C) at increased risk for an
acute myocardial infarction (O) during the first year after hysterectomy (T)?
Diagnosis: In middle-aged males with suspected myocardial infarction (P), are serial 12-lead
ECGs (I) compared to one initial 12-lead ECG (C) more accurate in diagnosing an acute
myocardial infarction (O)?
Prognosis/Prediction: 1) For patients 65 years and older (P), how does the use of an influenza
vaccine (I) compared to not received the vaccine (C) influence the risk of developing pneumonia
(O) during flu season (T)?
2) In patients who have experienced an acute myocardial infarction (P), how does being a
smoker (I) compared to a non-smoker (C) influence death and infarction rates (O) during the first
5 years after the myocardial infarction (T)?
Meaning: How do 20-something males (P) with a diagnosis of below the waist paralysis (I)
perceive their interactions with their romantic significant others (O) during the first year after
their diagnosis (T)?

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