The Public and Patient Engagement Evaluation Tool (PPEET) is a series of three questionnaires to evaluate public and patient engagement. The tool was developed primarily for use within health system organizations but has also been used to evaluate engagement within other contexts (e.g., health research).
The PPEET consists of the following questionnaires:
To access the PPEET, please complete the request form below.
The PPEET is the product of a Canadian collaboration of researchers and public and patient engagement (PPE) practitioners led by McMaster University. In 2011, the PPE Research-Practice Collaborative was formed with the aim of developing a common evaluation tool that could be used in a variety of health system organizations across Canada to collectively contribute to improvements in the quality of PPE practice across the country.
The PPEET was revised in 2018 based on the results of a comprehensive implementation study. Seven health system organizations participated in the study, implementing the PPEET and providing feedback on its usefulness from the perspective of those implementing the tool and those completing the tool. The revised tool (Version 2.0) was released in August 2018.
The PPEET is currently available for download from our website in English and French. It is also available in Dutch, German and Italian.
The Dutch version of the PPEET and further information about the translation process are available here. If you are interested in using the German or Italian versions of the PPEET, please contact us.
If you are interested in translating the PPEET into additional languages, please contact the PPE Collaborative.
You may wish to supplement the PPEET questions with additional questions that reflect the unique features of your organization. However, we discourage the removal or complete re-wording of questions as this limits comparability between and within organizations if the questionnaires are being used repeatedly to assess changes over time.
The questionnaires can be administered via paper copies or programmed into an electronic survey platform such as SurveyMonkey, LimeSurvey or Google Forms. If you are implementing the questionnaires electronically, consider the following:
Regardless of the platform used to administer the survey, respondents prefer to have the questions numbered so they can refer to them when making comments, etc., and they would like to know approximately how long the survey will take to complete before they begin.