Consists of (1) an Organization questionnaire to assess the organization’s capacity for, and culture of public and patient engagement; (2) a Participant questionnaire to obtain participants’ assessments of key features of the engagement activity that they have participated in, and (3) a Project questionnaire to assess the planning, execution and impact of the engagement activity after it has been completed.
“The Public and Patient Engagement Evaluation Tool has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. ©2015, Julia Abelson and the PPE Research-Practice Collaborative. McMaster University. All rights reserved.”
* Tool available free upon request
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)?