Prevalence and risk factors of restless leg syndrome in a single hemodialysis unit


Soyoral Y. , SAYARLIOĞLU H., TUNCEL D., Sahin M., Dogan E., Erkoc R.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.40, ss.443-446, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-0903-10
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.443-446

Özet

Aim: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is characterized by symptoms of spontaneous, continuous leg movements associated with unpleasant paresthesias. RLS is common among dialysis patients, with a reported incidence of 6 6 to 6 8 percent. This study is an attempt to find out the prevalence of RLS in our hemodialysis patients. We compared several demographic and clinical characteristics of RLS patients identified by the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group (IRLSSG) criteria with those of individuals without RLS.