Topic 1: Define and Describe Your Foreground and Background Information

In Unit 1 you identified a PICOT question. Using the same question, rewrite the question for your peers and define the difference between foreground and background information as it relates to your PICOT question. Also, provide a general overview on what evidence is available.

PICOT question

(P) Hospitalized patients diagnosed with acute stroke, (I) how does the implementation of early ambulation(C) compared to delayed ambulation (O) have an effect on everyday functionality (T) over a thirty-day period?

These are the cochrane based references.

Bernhardt, J., Collier, J. M., & Legg, L. (2006). Very early versus delayed mobilization after stroke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi:10.1002/14651858.cd006187

Chung, C. S., Pollock, A., Campbell, T., Durward, B. R., & Hagen, S. (2013). Cognitive rehabilitation for executive dysfunction in adults with stroke or other adult non-progressive acquired brain damage. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi:10.1002/14651858.cd008391.pub2

Ma, Z., Wang, Q., & Liu, M. (2013). Early versus delayed mobilization for aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi:10.1002/14651858.cd008346.pub2