What are the patient’s or population’s characteristics?
This study’s population will be any patients with COPD over the age of 18 who have completed the COPD Assessment Test (CAT).
1 Create the problem statement and research objective.
2 Create a research question that aims to solve (part of) the problem and include the following components to help focus the literature review.
Question from PICOT:
Patient, Population, or Issue
1 What are the patient’s or population’s characteristics?
2 What is the condition or disease in question?
Involvement or exposure
3 What do you intend to do with this patient (for example, treat, diagnose, or observe)?
4 What is the intervention’s alternative (e.g., a placebo, a different drug, surgery)?
5 What are the relevant outcomes (for example, morbidity, death, and complications)?
3. Check to see if the research question is answerable, feasible, and clinically relevant.