Brainstorm how you would like to approach your topic, use an EBM tool like PICO, identify the main concepts or keywords, transfer your question into a searchable question by making it more specific.
Original question: "What is the most efficient way of dealing with anxious children undergoing dental treatment?"
Research question: What is the most efficient way of dealing with anxious children undergoing dental treatment, pharmacological therapies, or behavioral, cognitive therapies?
Original question: A fifty-six-year-old, systematically healthy male patient with chronic periodontitis is looking for treatment. He is afraid of dental procedures and would like to avoid staying in the dental chair too long.
Research question: In adult patients with chronic periodontitis, does nonsurgical periodontal treatment (sonic/ultrasonic scalers) or manual instruments reduce duration of treatment?
Adapted from : Faggion, C. M.,Jr, & Tu, Y. K. (2007). Evidence-based dentistry: A model for clinical practice. Journal of dental education, 71(6), 825-831.
Video by Elena Springall, Gerstein Science Information Centre, UofT
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