Cultural Adaptation of the Illness Management and Recovery Intervention Among Israeli Arabs

Sara Daass-Iraqi, Paula Garber-Epstein, David Roe

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Abstract

Awareness of the need for culturally adapted mental health interventions is growing. The authors describe the cultural adaptation of an evidence-based practice (EBP), illness management and recovery (IMR), to the Arab population in Israel. The process included reviewing the literature on cultural adaptations of EBPs and interviewing Arab and IMR professionals, which helped inform modifications that reflected the norms of Arab society in Israel related to family, religion, and beliefs about mental health. The process yielded a culturally adapted IMR intervention, which was translated into Arabic and used to train Arab practitioners on implementation with Arab clients in Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)848-852
Number of pages5
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume72
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2021

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  • General Medicine

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