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Published: 06 Feb 2023
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.