Screening in other languages

The iCOPE Platform with the recommended screening tools is currently available in the following twelve languages:

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Chin Hakka
  • Dari
  • Dinka
  • Mandarin
  • Persian/Farsi
  • Tamil
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese
  • Punjabi

To access the screen in alternative languages, a button at the top right of the screen provides a dropdown list of languages.  Once the required language is selected, the screening questions automatically appear in that language.

In accordance with the selected language, the patient/client reports are also provided in the language in which the screen was conducted. Health professionals will also have access to the English version of the patient/client report, so that they know what information has been provided to the client.  

Under this Program, it is intended that additional languages will be added to the Platform to further support the inclusivity of screening across cultural groups.  Audio versions of the screening will also be developed.  This will enable those with low literacy to be able to undertake screening in their own language, with the aid of audio prompts.  This will further serve to keep the screening experience private for the user, and encourage reflection and disclosure.  

To date the Platform has been shown to be highly effective and feasible for screening women, including those of refugee and migrant backgrounds. Here screening using the iCOPE Platform was seen to provide women with more privacy and contributed to more truthful responses from women when using the tool on their own.­