To perform a factor analysis of the Practice Integration Profile (), a 30‐item practice‐level measure of primary care and behavioral health integration derived from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration.
The was completed by 735 individuals, representing 357 practices across the United States.
The study design was a cross‐sectional survey. An exploratory factor analysis and assessment of internal consistency reliability via Cronbach's alpha were performed.
Participant responses were collected using ap, a secure, web‐based data capture tool.
Five of the 's six domains had factor loadings for most items related to each factor representing the of 0.50 or greater. However, one factor had items from two domains that had loadings >0.50. A five‐factor model with redistributed items resulted in improved factor loadings for all domains along with greater internal consistency reliability (>0.80).
Five of the 's six domains demonstrated excellent internal consistency for measures of health care resources. Although minor improvements to strengthen the are possible, it is a valid and reliable measure of the integration of primary care and behavioral health.