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d.May be more useful the more general it is.ANS: CThe PICO format allows the nurse to ask questions that are intervention focused. Inappropriatelyformed questions will likely lead to irrelevant sources of information. It is not beneficial to readhundreds of articles. It is more beneficial to read the best four to six articles that specificallyaddress the question. The more focused the question asked, the easier it will become to search forevidence in the scientific literature.DIF:UnderstandREF:52OBJ:Describe the five steps of evidence-based practice.TOP:EvaluationMSC: Teaching/Learning4.In collecting the best evidence, the gold standard for research isa.The randomized controlled trial (RCT).b.The peer-reviewed article.c.Qualitative research.d.The opinion of expert committees.ANS: AIndividual RCTs are the gold standard for research. A peer-reviewed article means that a panel ofexperts has reviewed the article; this is not a research method. Qualitative research is valuable inidentifying information about how patients cope with or manage various health problems andtheir perceptions of illness. It does not usually have the robustness of an RCT. Expert opinion ison the bottom of the hierarchical pyramid of evidence.
DIF:KnowledgeREF:53-54OBJ:Describe the five steps of evidence-based practice.TOP:AssessmentMSC: Teaching/Learning5.The nurse is writing a research article on a patient care topic. The nurse realizes that the sectionthat will get the reader to read the article because of the value of the topic for the reader is the

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