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Nutrition, Health & Wellness: Developing your Search Steps

Library resources and free services for the nutrition program including NUTR 333, 560 Senior project.. Updates and edits will be added during the year.ear.

Search Strategy

Before searching databases and GoogleScholar, write out your search strategy focusing on  :

  • PATIENT/PROBLEM -                      What are the characteristics of the patient or population or problem?
  • INTERVENTION -                              What do you want to do with this patient or population or problem?
  • COMPARISON -                               What are the alternatives to consider?
  • OUTCOME -                                      What are you trying to accomplish, measure, improve or affect?

  1. Are you looking for a Therapy (treatment), Diagnosis, Harm/Etiology (identify causes for disease) , Prognosis (estimate patient's clinical course), Prevention?
  2. What Type of Study are you looking for Systematic reviews, Random Controlled Trials (RCT) , cohort study, case control?  For more definitions click on this CREDO database search link.

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