Multiple instruments meant at planning evaluation projects and to track progress; develop interviews, focus groups, questionnaires, surveys etc. ; promote good practice and assure staff-led Patient Focus and Public Involvement work; ensure that learning points and actions are identified and implemented or taken forward appropriately; plan, check and/or audit actions for evaluation findings; and improve practices of involvement.
Scottish Health Council, “Evaluating Participation. A guide and toolkit for health and social care and practitioners”, 2014. 34p
* Tools can be found at p. 145 to p. 151 151
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)?