RESEARCH CRITIQUES AND PICOT STATEMENT FINAL DRAFT
The primary objective of the health care service is to enhance the patient’s quality of life.
However, the use of potentially inappropriate prescriptions has become rampant in the clinical
setting affecting elderly patients in primary nursing care. This problem has been linked to
numerous injuries that occur among vulnerable elderly patients in primary care. This paper aims
to revise the PICOT question, article critiques, and provide an evidence-based change in the
nursing practice. The paper will also establish the relationship between the PICOT question, the
nursing practice problem, and the research articles.
Revised PICOT Question
The formulation of the clinical problem and associated interventions will be done through
a PICOT question method. The revised PICOT question for this study is; for elderly patient aged
65 years and above (P), is controlled use of potentially inappropriate prescription (I), compared
to uncontrolled use of potentially inappropriate prescription in primary care (C) result in reduced
risk of falling and other associated medical consequences (O), within eight months (T).
Background of Studies
The elderly population experiences a high preference for issues ranging from multi-
morbidity to endurance from various prolonged health conditions. As such, serious medication is
required to help them manage the symptoms of these health conditions and prevent future
complications. Heser et al. (2018) carried out a qualitative study to better understand the
contextual elements that may result in chronic potentially inappropriate medication in the care
unit. The researchers identified the significance of their study as providing insight that may help