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Agenesis of the corpus callosum: classifying functional manifestations with the ICF-CY.

Kovac, Megan L.; Simeonsson, Rune J.
Disability & Rehabilitation, 36 (13): pp.1120-1127 (2014)

DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2013.833299Information about DOI

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Agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC) is a congenital condition in which the corpus callosum fails to develop fully. In the literature, ACC has been broadly conceptualized and inconsistently described. This article demonstrates how the universal language of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health-Children and Youth can increase the specificity with which researchers and clinicians describe the variable manifestations of ACC. Methods: The database for this article was based on a review of 83 studies on developmental and neuropsychological manifestations of congenital ACC in children and adolescents. First, the extent to which the findings on ACC could be documented using the taxonomic codes in the ICF-CY was examined. Next, the findings from each study were mapped onto the ICF-CY to summarize the distribution of clinical features reported in the literature. Results: There was a high degree of correspondence between the reported findings and the taxonomic codes of the ICF-CY. The distribution of clinical features was discussed. Conclusions: This taxonomic application advances the ICF-CY as a common language for researchers and clinicians who work with children who have ACC.

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