Further Experience with the Practice Integration Profile: A Measure of Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration

Juvena R. Hitt, Stephanie A. Brennhofer, Matthew P. Martin, Charles Macchi, Daniel Mullin, Constance van Eeghen, Benjamin Littenberg, Rodger S. Kessler

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Abstract

Valid measures of behavioral health integration have the potential to enable comparisons of various models of integration, contribute to the overall development of high-quality care, and evaluate outcomes that are strategically aligned with standard improvement efforts. The Practice Integration Profile has proven to discriminate among clinic types and integration efforts. We continued the validation of the measure’s internal consistency, intra-rater consistency, and inter-rater consistency with a separate and larger sample from a broader array of practices. We found that the Practice Integration Profile demonstrated a high level of internal consistency, suggesting empirically sound measurement of independent attributes of integration, and high reliability over time. The Practice Integration Profile provides internally consistent and interpretable results and can serve as both a quality improvement and health services research tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Collaborative care
  • Integrated behavioral health
  • Integrated primary care
  • Measurement
  • Primary care behavioral health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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