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Simple Subject Search Exercise: Part I: Suggested Answers

An elementary school nurse has noticed an increase in unhealthy eating habits among the students in her school during her career. She is interested in beginning a health promotion program in her school to encourage healthy eating.

1. Identify the PICO elements from this scenario.

P= Patient, population or problem
How would you describe this nurse's group of patients?
School-aged children.

I = Intervention
What main intervention is she considering?
A health promotion program.

C = Comparison
What is the main alternative to compare with the intervention?
No health promotion program.

O= Outcome
What can she hope to accomplish, measure, improve or affect?
Healthier eating habits.

2. What is a clinical question for this scenario?
In school-aged children, how can health promotion activities affect healthy eating compared to no health promotion?

3. What is a simple PubMed search for your question?
students health promotion nutrition

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