Integrated behavioral health (IBH) services on college campuses may provide students with comprehensive treatments that meet both their physical and psychological needs. However, the existence of integrated services on college campuses appears to be rare, as is research related to implementation. The purpose of this study was to examine provider perceptions of integrated care prior to integration occurring at a midwestern college campus. Seventeen providers (9 medical and 7 mental health) completed the Patient-Centered Medical Home – Attitudes, Interest, and Knowledge Scale (PCMH-AIKS; Cassano & DiTomasso, 2017) to assess pre-implementation attitudes, interests, and knowledge related to integrated behavioral health (IBH). These providers also completed a semi-structured interview to discuss perceptions of the model and concerns related to the upcoming transition. On average, providers showed favorable attitudes towards IBH (M = 5.17, SD = 0.56) and moderate to high interest in IBH (M = 4.87, SD =0.85). Regarding knowledge of IBH, providers on average showed an 87% correct response rate indicating a good understanding of integrated healthcare practices. These results suggest that prior to the integration, healthcare providers were not resistant towards the IBH model and held favorable views of the IBH. Future analysis will compare medical and psychological healthcare providers pre-implementation perceptions of integrated healthcare. Future analysis will also examine the qualitative interview data within context of the survey data.
- Describe attitudes, interests, and knowledge of healthcare professionals related to upcoming integration on a college campus
- Explain implications of integrated healthcare on college campuses
- Describe potential barriers and/or obstacles faced by healthcare providers related to integrated care