This set of training materials about defining a review question can be used in your workshops and adapted to your needs.
Before beginning work on a review, it is important to have a clear and detailed idea of the question to be answered. This presentation explains the importance of a well-defined review question, and gives guidance on scoping, eligibility criteria and using PICO to frame your question.
The presentation can be downloaded as a PowerPoint presentation for your own training purposes.
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An exercise is available to download for participants use the PICO tool to define a review question and eligibility criteria. This exercise includes a series of prompt questions to support using each element of the PICO tool (population, intervention, comparison, outcomes, study design).
A video of a real world example exercise shows a group of review authors using the PICO tool to work through their review questions.
A downloadable content map includes references for trainers as to where accompanying material is available (such as reference to appropriate sections in the Cochrane Handbook), as well as descriptions of practical exercises to accompany the training.
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- Describe the importance of a clear and well-defined review question
- Summarise the components of a review question included in a protocol
- Apply PICO as a tool to scope and and develop review questions
- Categorise elements of a review questions using the PICO tool
- Formulate eligibility criteria for a review question using the PICO tool
- Prepare a training session on how to define a review question
Zusammengestellt von Miranda Cumpston
Basierend auf Unterlagen des Australasian Cochrane Zentrums
Englische Version freigegeben vom Cochrane Methods Board
Übersetzt in Kooperation zwischen dem Deutschen Cochrane Zentrum (Jörg Meerpohl, Laura Cabrera, Patrick Oeller), der Österreichischen Cochrane Zweigstelle (Barbara Nußbaumer, Peter Mahlknecht, Isolde Sommer, Jörg Wipplinger) und Cochrane Schweiz (Erik von Elm, Theresa Bengough)