Application of the IC-CoDE in culturally and linguistically diverse populations

  • In a cohort of Spanish-speaking individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy living in the United States (n=84), the most impaired neuropsychological measure was memory, with impairments of 50–80%.
  • Using the International Classification of Cognitive Disorders in Epilepsy (IC-CoDE) cutoffs, 52.4% of participants did not meet the requirements for an intact cognitive profile, demonstrating the high incidence of cognitive dysfunction in this culturally and linguistically diverse population.
  • The authors concluded that the incidence of cognitive dysfunction in this population is comparable to an English-speaking sample, supporting the use of the IC-CoDE for cognitive diagnosis in this population.