Patient and public engagement Evaluation Toolkit

Health Care

PEI Engagement Toolkit

Type : checklist

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  • Scientific Rigour
  • Patient and Public Perspective
  • Comprehensiveness
  • Usability

Objective

Toolkit composed of:

  1. An engagement checklist
    To help determine whether a public or patient engagement process will be useful to the project realisation;
  2. A questionnaire to evaluate team collaboration skills
    To routinely evaluate team collaboration skills and assess your growth;
  3. A priorities checklist
    To help team members develop a clear and concise rationale that illustrates why they should engage;
  4. A meeting effectiveness rating scale
    To encourages reflection about how effective engagement meetings are with patients, families, and/or staff;
  5. The cornerstone engagement checklist
    To help evaluate if guiding principles for effective and meaningful public/ patient engagement were met;
  6. An engagement process and outcome questionnaire for volunteers
    To gather feedback from participants about their experience;
  7. An engagement process and outcome questionnaire for staff
    To gather feedback about staff experience.

Reference

Health Prince Edward Island. (2016) Engagement Toolkit.
http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/hpei_engagetool.pdf

* Tools can be found at p.52 to p. 54.

Assessment Question mark icon

  • Scientific Rigour
  • Patient and Public Perspective
  • Comprehensiveness
  • Usability

Assessment Grid

We provide a five-point rating for each of the following four criteria:
  • Scientific Rigour: Was the development of the evaluation tool scientifically rigorous and based on existing evidence on patient and public engagement?
  • Patient and Public Perspective: Does the evaluation tool take into account the views of patients and the public (both in its development and use)?
  • Comprehensiveness: Is the tool comprehensive in evaluating the context, process, outcomes and impacts of patient and public engagement?
  • Usability: Is the evaluation tool easy to use?
Each criterion has 5 question-items. We gave 1 point per item if the answer to the question was YES, 0 points if the answer was NO or CANNOT ANSWER.
  • Is the evaluation tool based on a comprehensive literature review on patient and public engagement research?
  • Is the evaluation tool based on the experience/expertise of key stakeholders?
  • Is the evaluation tool based on a conceptual/theoretical framework of patient and public engagement?
  • Was the evaluation tool tested for validity (i.e., the tool evaluates what it is purported to evaluate)?
  • Was the evaluation tool tested for reliability (i.e., the tool produces stable and consistent results)?
  • Were patients and/or the public involved in the development of the evaluation tool?
  • Is the tool designed to be completed by patients and/or members of the public (self-administered)?
  • Does the tool explicitly state that the evaluation results must be reported back to patients and the public?
  • Was the tool specifically designed to evaluate patient and public engagement activities?
  • Does the tool capture the influence of patients and the public? (e.g., on the engagement process, on the final decisions, etc.)
  • Does the tool document the context of engagement?
  • Does the tool document the process of engagement?
  • Does the tool document the outcome/impact of engagement?
  • Does the tool monitor the engagement process at multiple moments?
  • Does the tool consist of a set of open and closed questions?
  • Is the purpose of the evaluation tool stated?
  • Is the evaluation tool freely available?
  • Is the evaluation tool available in an applicable format?
  • Is the evaluation tool easy to read and understand?
  • Is the tool accompanied by instructions for use?
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