Capstone Project: Developing a Question
of PICOT from
your research course:
Population of Focus
Identify each of
the components in relation to
your approved Capstone
Then, develop a PICOT
Examples of PICOT questions/statements:
In adult cardiac surgery patient experiencing post-operative pain (P) immediately following surgery (P), is morphine (I) or fentanyl (C), administered intravenously,
more effective in reducing postoperative(T) pain (O)?
For immune-compromised patients, 50 years and older (P),
does the use of pneumonia vaccine (I) reduce the future risk (T) of pneumonia (O) compared with patients who have not received the vaccine (C)?