Use the four steps below to find an evidence-based answer to your clinical question.
Clinical Problem: An adult male patient has hypertension - will reducing his salt intake alleviate this problem?
|P||Patient / Problem / Population||Adult male with hypertension|
|I||Intervention / Indicator / Exposure||Reduced sodium intake / low salt diet|
|C||Comparison / Alternative (if needed)||No change in diet or salt intake|
|O||Outcome||Reduction in hypertension|
|T||Type of Question||Therapy|
|T||Type of Study||Systematic review and/or meta-analysis|
|Hypertension||(hypertension OR high blood pressure)|
|Salt||(salt OR sodium chloride)|
Join the concepts together with AND to create your search
adult AND male AND (hypertension OR high blood pressure) AND (salt OR sodium chloride)
Copy and paste the search terms above to run the search in PubMed.
What type of question are you asking and which would be best to support the evidence?
|Type of Question||Type of Study/Methodology to Look at|
Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial; Systematic Review/Meta
|Diagnosis||Controlled Trial; Systematic Review/Meta Analysis of
|Prognosis||Cohort Studies; Case control, case studies|
|Prevention||Randomized Controlled Trial; Cohort studies|
|Quality Improvement||Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Quality of Life||Qualitative Study|
|Cost Effectiveness||Economic Evaluation|
|Clinical Exam||Prospective, blind comparison to gold standard|