Research and research briefs

Research brief: Older people as research partners – a systematic review of implementation and impact

Patient and public partners are most likely to be engaged in the execution of research and least likely to be engaged in the preparatory stages of research, say experts from the MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging. Read the full research brief below.

Systematic Review: What is the implementation and impact of public or patient involvement (PPI) in health research in adults (age 50+ years)?

In the area of patient engagement, Drs. Rebecca Ganann and Julia Abelson in collaboration with McMaster Evidence Review and Synthesis Centre (MERSC) team members, Dr. Diana Sherifali and Donna Fitzpatrick-Lewis, are leading a systematic review that is currently in progress examining the implementation and impact of public and patient involvement (PPI). This review aims to explore what are the most effective methods for engaging older adults aged 50+ years in health research.

For additional information about the systematic review, click here for the PROSPERO registration and protocol.