Improving the Impact of Patient-Engaged
Research: Recommendations for
Evaluation
Lori Frank, PhD and Sue Sheridan, MIM, MB...
October 2012
Transforming Patient-Centered Research:
Building Partnerships and Promising Models
Workshop purpose: Begin a ...
Workshop Structure
The two-day event included 142 representatives from a
range of communities.
 75% of participants were ...
Breakout Session Topics
4
Identifying and Selecting
Research Questions
How should PCORI identify and select specific resea...
Evaluating Engagement Session:
Questions for Consideration
Participants were asked to consider:
 How can PCORI best measu...
Evaluating Engagement in Research
6
Nominations for
Principles of Engagement
Transparency Empathy
Infrastructure
change to achieve
parity between
researchers ...
Recommendations for Evaluating
Engagement in Research
• The objective for engaging patients and researchers as partners in...
Items for Evaluating
Engagement in Research
 Stakeholders: How did engagement in the research change
the project?
 Has y...
Process Recommendations for Evaluation
Funding applicants should be asked to build an evaluation
of patient engagement int...
Recommendations for Strengthening
Engagement in Research
Incentivize co-learning between researchers and
patient partners....
Conclusions
Patients and other stakeholders provided concrete and
feasible recommendations for evaluating quality of
engag...
Implications for Policy, Delivery, and
Practice
Meaningfulness and impact of the research should be
measured and link to e...
Thank You!
14
Patient, caregiver, and clinician partners
Contact:
Lori Frank, PhD
lfrank@pcori.org
Sue Sheridan, MIM, MBA
...
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  1. 1. Improving the Impact of Patient-Engaged Research: Recommendations for Evaluation Lori Frank, PhD and Sue Sheridan, MIM, MBA AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting June 25, 2013
  2. 2. October 2012 Transforming Patient-Centered Research: Building Partnerships and Promising Models Workshop purpose: Begin a dialogue on how to conduct patient-centered research. Input received was used by PCORI staff to develop policy and programmatic recommendations. 2
  3. 3. Workshop Structure The two-day event included 142 representatives from a range of communities.  75% of participants were patient representatives.  Other participants: clinicians, providers, researchers Small group brainstorming sessions 3
  4. 4. Breakout Session Topics 4 Identifying and Selecting Research Questions How should PCORI identify and select specific research questions that are patient-centered for funding ? Reviewing Research Proposals for Funding How can PCORI effectively engage and use the real-world experience of patients to help evaluate research proposals we receive? Matching Patients and Stakeholders with Researchers How can PCORI connect patients and stakeholders with researchers for collaborative work that ensures studies reflect patient perspectives? Disseminating Research to the Community How do we ensure that patients and those who care for them can access and use PCORI’s research to make more- informed decisions? Evaluating PCORI’s Patient and Stakeholder Engagement Programs How can PCORI measure the effectiveness of its programs to involve patients and stakeholders throughout its work?
  5. 5. Evaluating Engagement Session: Questions for Consideration Participants were asked to consider:  How can PCORI best measure the effectiveness of patient and stakeholder engagement in research?  What novel methods can patients and patient advocates propose for evaluation of research engagement that would capitalize on the growing networks of patients engaged in research? 5
  6. 6. Evaluating Engagement in Research 6
  7. 7. Nominations for Principles of Engagement Transparency Empathy Infrastructure change to achieve parity between researchers and patients Incorporating learning in an ongoing way Aiming for excellence in engagement Evaluating the meaningfulness, quality, and impact of the engagement
  8. 8. Recommendations for Evaluating Engagement in Research • The objective for engaging patients and researchers as partners in research may be study- specific, but must be pre-defined to permit adequate evaluation of the partnership. Define Success • Topic generation will require different forms of engagement than will establishing research hypotheses or analyzing data and reporting findings. Determine goals of engagement by research phase • Use to ensure that all research partners can provide input on the quality and value of the research engagement, using established metrics based on definitions of success. Establish feedback channels • Including compensation for patient time and co-authorship Address patient and researcher parity • Assessments should happen before and after engagement. Assess patient and researcher perceptions of the value and appropriateness of engagement 8
  9. 9. Items for Evaluating Engagement in Research  Stakeholders: How did engagement in the research change the project?  Has your PCORI-funded project been used by other research groups?  Was there a successful outcome for your study? Does it relate to quality of patient engagement?  Are people voting with their feet?  Was the research idea collaborative?  How quickly are results being used in further research and in clinical care? Additional metrics should include both subjective and objective measures of quality of engagement. 9
  10. 10. Process Recommendations for Evaluation Funding applicants should be asked to build an evaluation of patient engagement into their proposals for the conclusion of their studies. Dissemination metrics: Go beyond peer-review. Evaluate quality and impact of engagement during and after the study. Evaluate diversity of project participants. Consider linking funding to evaluation results, 10
  11. 11. Recommendations for Strengthening Engagement in Research Incentivize co-learning between researchers and patient partners. Organizational structures of health systems and research organizations should include patient research experts. “Seal of Approval” recognition of optimal research engagement methods Require it: Evaluate engagement in all PCORI funded projects. 11
  12. 12. Conclusions Patients and other stakeholders provided concrete and feasible recommendations for evaluating quality of engagement in research. Metrics for success should be linked to quality of research and quality of engagement. Different metrics are needed by research phase. Organizational structures and funding requirements can be powerful levers for ensuring engagement quality. 12
  13. 13. Implications for Policy, Delivery, and Practice Meaningfulness and impact of the research should be measured and link to engagement quality made overt. Research organizational structures can be modified to support success. 13
  14. 14. Thank You! 14 Patient, caregiver, and clinician partners Contact: Lori Frank, PhD lfrank@pcori.org Sue Sheridan, MIM, MBA ssheridan@pcori.org

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