There are many more tools to help you identify the key elements in your question or topic. These tools can also help you refine your research question.
PICO - Patient/Population/Problem, Intervention/Exposure, Comparator, Outcome(s)
Patient/Population/Problem - What individual, group, or problem are you interested in learning more about?
Intervention/Exposure - What intervention(s) or exposure(s), such as drug, therapy, or radiation are of interest?
Comparator - Identify any other intervention that you want to compare. (Optional)
Outcome(s) - What do you want to know about the patient/population/problem, the intervention/exposure, and if present, the comparator?
PCC - Population, Concept, Context
Population - What individual or group are you interested in learning more about?
Concept - What key element or detail is of interest?
Context - What is the setting, event, or circumstance?
Topic: Prostate cancer screening for minorities
prostate cancer OR prostate neoplasm OR prostate tumors OR prostate carcinomas OR prostatic neoplasm
screening OR detection OR tests
|"Mass Screening"[Mesh] OR "Early Detection of Cancer"[Mesh]|
|Minorities||minorities OR African Americans OR blacks OR Asians OR Hispanics OR Latinos OR Latinx||"Minority Groups"[Mesh] OR "African Americans"[Mesh] OR "Asian Americans"[Mesh] OR "Hispanic Americans"[Mesh]|
Visit the Database Searching Tips page to learn how to apply your concepts and terms to a database search.