The Patient Engagement In Research Scale (PEIRS) is designed to measure the degree of meaningful patient engagement in research projects from a patient perspective. It was developed to be completed by patients and family caregivers who work together with researchers on research projects. It is made up of 37 questions that are divided across seven themes of meaningful engagement. Each question uses a five-point Likert rating scale. The PEIRS is free and takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Click here to access the PEIRS.
A peer-reviewed article describing the development of the PEIRS can be found by clicking here. This article describes how the researchers worked to develop and examine the content and face validity of the Patient Engagement In Research Scale (PEIRS) for assessing the quality of patient engagement in research projects from a patient partner perspective.