Physician Assistant Student Training in Question Formulation: A Quasi-Experiment
PURPOSE: To measure improvement in evidence-based practice (EBP) question formulation skills in physician assistant (PA) students using a new approach that included a rubric.
METHODS: Quasi-experiment study design featuring pre- and posttests in which the participants are their own controls using a paired t-test to measure skills improvement.
RESULTS: Physician assistant students increased their skills in formulating EBP questions by a statistically significant margin.
CONCLUSIONS: This new approach to teaching EBP question formulation with its rubric offers a vehicle for training PA students in question formulation skills that is potentially more versatile than the conventional PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcomes) approach.
Evidence-Based Practice, Humans, Physician Assistants, Students
Eldredge J, Nogar C. Physician Assistant Student Training in Question Formulation: A Quasi-Experiment. J Physician Assist Educ. 2022 Mar 1;33(1):47-50. doi: 10.1097/JPA.0000000000000409. PMID: 35170558.
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