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Cultural Adaptation of a Cognitive Behavior Therapy Guided Self-Help Program for Mexican American Women With Binge Eating Disorders


  • This work was funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (1SC1MH087975). The authors also acknowledge the support and assistance from the Women's Health Project Lab at California State University, Los Angeles.

concerning this article should be addressed to Munyi Shea, Department of Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032 (e-mail:


Data on the compatibility of evidence-based treatment in ethnic minority groups are limited. This study utilized focus group interviews to elicit Mexican American women's (N= 12) feedback on a cognitive behavior therapy guided self-help program for binge eating disorders. Findings revealed 6 themes to be considered during the cultural adaptation process and highlighted the importance of balancing the fidelity and cultural relevance of evidence-based treatment when disseminating it across diverse racial/ethnic groups.