UMass Chan Medical School Faculty Publications


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

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Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Center for Integrated Primary Care

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Behavioral Medicine | Clinical Psychology | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Integrative Medicine | Primary Care | Psychiatry and Psychology


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.


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

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Hitt JR, Brennhofer SA, Martin MP, Macchi CR, Mullin D, van Eeghen C, Littenberg B, Kessler RS. Further Experience with the Practice Integration Profile: A Measure of Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2021 Aug 9. doi: 10.1007/s10880-021-09806-z. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34370184. Link to article on publisher's site

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Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings

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