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Evaluating the process of mental health and primary care integration: The Vermont Integration Profile
  1. Rodger Kessler
  1. Corresponding Author: Associate Professor, University of Vermont ’ Family Medicine, 89 Beaumont Ave Given Courtyard 4th Floor, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA E-mail: rodger.kessler{at}


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.

  • Vermont Integration Profile
  • integration
  • implementation

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