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Dietetics & Nutrition

FNH 398 Assignment 1 Tips


  • Research Help at Woodward Library available Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 2-5pm no appointment needed.
  • Assignment #1 Instructions - remember, " Using the scenario below as a guide, develop a clear question following the PICO framework. You do not need to include all of the components of the scenario in your PICO question; rather use this scenario to inspire a specific, searchable, and focused question. You can choose which age group, gender, life course stage (i.e. pregnant, breastfeeding, adult, senior) that is of interest for your hypothetical patient/population. There are more than one “correct” PICO questions that can emerge from this scenario, so keep your question clear and focused.


  • Question: Do I need to use all of the PICO elements in my search?

Answer: No. Often, you will simply search for the P & I, or P & O. Depending on the amount of literature, you may find that your results are too small if you search for P, I and O.

FNH 398 Class Slides and Handout

FNH 398 Class

Please review the following content prior to our class together Sept 17th

1) Search strategies:

  • Keywords = search terms
  • Identify search terms
  • Combining concepts
  • Truncation
  • Phrase searching

2) Medline (Ovid) - ~20 minutes of videos


This content will be used in class for a graded iClicker quiz at the beginning of class and for FNH 398 Assignment 1.