The Vermont Integration Profile

The Vermont Integration Profile-Evaluating the Process of Mental Health and Primary Care Integration

Author: Kessler, Rodger

Objective: We developed and tested a measure to identify level of primary care behavioral health integration. We produced a thirty item, six domain electronically delivered measure, and a total score.

Methods: We generated a convenience sample of 137 survey responses, including 104 primary care practices. We provided each practice a summary of their own data, and generated a data base of all submissions. We calculated descriptive statistics.

Results: The mean total score was 56/100. The Vermont Integration Profile (VIP) discriminated between types of practices in the direction hypothesized. Initial test retest reliability was good.

Conclusion: The VIP demonstrated good feasibility and construct validity, initial reliability, low provider demand and good discrimination between types of practices.

Document Type: Research Article