Begin by selecting a topic in nursing or medicine that is of interest to you. Next, use PICOT to format possible research questions about that topic. Provide 3 possible PICOT research questions.
Include the following:
• Title page
• Provide a brief description of the topic and background information.
• Explain the significance of the topic to nursing practice.
• Provide 3 clearly stated PICOT questions.

For example, you may wish to research the effects of interrupted sleep on cognition of ICU patients 65 or older.
Using this PICOT model,

In (P), how does _ (I) compared to (C) influence (O) over __ (T)?

In ICU patients who are 65 or older, how does interrupted sleep (awakened one time or more in four hours) as compared to uninterrupted sleep influence the patient’s cognitive ability over 5 days?