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Figure 1: Analytical framework for mindfulness meditation in IRIS. The figure shows the analytical framework for the proposed CER about the intervention (I) (in italics) of mindfulness meditation (MM) and the comparator (C) of controlled breathing and muscle relaxation, administered in a population of patients (P) with HIV/AIDS treated with ARV in pursuit of the clinical outcome (O) of decreased anxiety during a timeline (T) of the length or ARV treatment in the clinical setting (S) proffered by ambulatory dental care within a practice-based research network such as the Evidence-Based Decisions Practice-Based Research Network (EBD-PBRN). Associated with this PICOTS question, are four key questions (KQs 1-4) revealed after consultation with key informants during the process of refinement of PICOTS. All KQs qualify for greater certain specifications of MM intervention (I) (e.g., how often should the directed sessions of MM or the individual sessions of practice be held? KQ1); what might be the adverse effects of engaging in MM on psychoemotional health and well-being? KQ2; might the proposed intervention be actually too short or might it be too long? KQ3; who might be the additional key informants (i.e., stakeholders)? KQ4. Cognizant that additional and more incisive KQs will arise to better inform this CER approach, we propose this figure simply to represent the process

Figure 1: Analytical framework for mindfulness meditation in IRIS. The figure shows the analytical framework for the proposed CER about the intervention (I) (in italics) of mindfulness meditation (MM) and the comparator (C) of controlled breathing and muscle relaxation, administered in a population of patients (P) with HIV/AIDS treated with ARV in pursuit of the clinical outcome (O) of decreased anxiety during a timeline (T) of the length or ARV treatment in the clinical setting (S) proffered by ambulatory dental care within a practice-based research network such as the Evidence-Based Decisions Practice-Based Research Network (EBD-PBRN). Associated with this PICOTS question, are four key questions (KQs 1-4) revealed after consultation with key informants during the process of refinement of PICOTS. All KQs qualify for greater certain specifications of MM intervention (I) (e.g., how often should the directed sessions of MM or the individual sessions of practice be held? KQ1); what might be the adverse effects of engaging in MM on psychoemotional health and well-being? KQ2; might the proposed intervention be actually too short or might it be too long? KQ3; who might be the additional key informants (i.e., stakeholders)? KQ4. Cognizant that additional and more incisive KQs will arise to better inform this CER approach, we propose this figure simply to represent the process