Data Collection and Evaluation

Data Collection

Below is all the files and instructions for Powerful Tools for Caregivers data collection. In short, WIHA will send a packet with everything you need to do the data collection (instructions and pre-printed surveys) when your Workshop Notification Form is completed. Data Collection Packets will be sent 1-2 weeks before the start of the workshop to the person listed on the said form.


Data Collection Instructions  

The Health & Demographic Survey is given out at Session One. These surveys will help us to determine who is being reached by this program and how to improve our services.  It also helps our funding agencies show that they are spending their money wisely. They are completely voluntary and is not required to participate in the program. Participants’ names and contact information will be kept confidential.


Tips & Talking Points and Why Data Collection is Important 

-- For LEADERS not participants.


  • During reminder calls, ask participants to come at least 15 minutes prior to the start time to fill out a short survey.
  • If new participants arrive at the second session, please ask them to fill out the Baseline Questionnaire before you start Session 2.

Make copies, if you haven't received them from WIHA, and distribute to each participant at the first session.  Leaders will collect completed Demographic Questionnaires, review for completeness, ask individuals to complete any missing sections, and store in a safe place.  Send to WIHA, with a photocopy of the Attendance Log, after the sixth session.  


Leaders: Mark on the sign-in sheet who completed the Health & Demographic Survey as well as weekly attendance.
Return completed forms to your Program Coordinator or local organization.
They will send a copy to WIHA:
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging
1414 MacArthur Road, Suite B Madison, WI 53714



Evaluation Materials

Evaluation is critical for maintaining program fidelity and workshop quality.  Following is a tool for self-evaluation:


PTC Self-Evaluation Tool