Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research Vol. 10 No. 12 | Abstracts

What works when: mapping patient and stakeholder engagement methods along the ten-step continuum framework

Summary

This study provided a recommended ‘patient engagement translation table’ that identifies evidence-based methods for meaningful patient engagement along a ten-step framework for continuous engagement. A mixed methods research design was utilized to collect data on preferred engagement methods, including an environmental scan of available literature, interviews and focus groups with patient-centered outcomes research stakeholders to match methods with research steps and a modified Delphi process with subject matter experts to create the final translation table. Subsequently, evidence-based engagement methods included community partnerships, focus groups, interviews, meetings, sharing print materials, social media, storytelling, surveys and including patients as research team members. The recommended patient engagement translation table is designed to assist investigators in determining appropriate engagement methods for meaningful interactions with stakeholders.

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