Patient Engagement and its Evaluation Tools – Current Challenges and Future Directions; Comment on “Metrics and Evaluation Tools for Patient Engagement in Healthcare Organization- and System-Level Decision-Making: A Systematic Review”

Document Type : Commentary


1 Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

2 Health and Social Services Systems, Knowledge Translation and Implementation Component of the Quebec SPOR-SUPPORT Unit, Université Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada

3 Université Laval Primary Care Research Centre (CERSSPL-UL), Université Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada

4 Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada

5 Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation, Quebec, QC, Canada


Considering the growing recognition of the importance of patient engagement in healthcare decisions, research and delivery systems, it is important to ensure high quality and efficient patient engagement evaluation tools. In this commentary, we will first highlight the definition and importance of patient engagement. Then we discuss the psychometric properties of the patient engagement evaluation tools identified in a recent review on patient engagement in healthcare organization- and system-level decision-making. Lastly, we suggest future directions for patient engagement and its evaluation tools.


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Volume 8, Issue 6
June 2019
Pages 378-380
  • Receive Date: 16 November 2018
  • Revise Date: 03 March 2019
  • Accept Date: 03 March 2019
  • First Publish Date: 01 June 2019