Where to put your PICO (D) elements

How do plug the elements of PICO (D) into SRDR+? Here’s how everything lines up:

Population: Include data about your population in the “sample characteristics” tab.

Intervention and Comparator: The “arms” tab and “arms details” tabs cover data about your intervention (one arm) and your comparator (another arm). If a study compares more than two treatment approaches, you’ll include a new arm for each additional intervention. Additionally, if a study evaluates different exposures or different predictors, each of those could be a separate “arm.”

Outcomes: You define your outcomes in the “outcomes” tab and enter data about your outcomes in the “outcomes details” tab.

(D)esign: The “design details” tab is near the front of the extraction form because researchers often describe the design of their research towards the beginning of a study article.

As for the other tabs:

Risk of Bias Assessment: Collects data related to the quality of the study and any risks of bias. Examples of fields include details on randomization, blinding of participants, and selective reporting. You can also click a button to add pre-loaded quality assessment tools (e.g., the Cochrane Risk of Bias Tool).

Results: After defining interventions and outcomes in the Arms and Outcomes tabs, you can use the Results tab to record study results.