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. The slidecast 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.
These resources have been translated into several languages other than English. Select an available language from the list at the left of this page.
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
편집: Miranda Cumpston
호주 코크란 센터 (Australasian Cochrane Centre) 교육자료를 원자료로 함
본 교육자료는 Cochrane Method Board가 승인하였음
Translated by Kun Hyung Kim, Myeong Soo Lee and Byung-Cheul Shin