Restless legs syndrome and its relationship with insomnia symptoms and daytime distress: Epidemiological survey in Sweden
2008 (Swedish)In: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, ISSN 1323-1316, E-ISSN 1440-1819, Vol. 62, no 4, 472-475 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To investigate prevalence estimates of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in relation to insomnia complaints and daytime distress a questionnaire was sent to a randomly selected sample of 1962 inhabitants of Uppsala, Sweden. The questionnaire included questions about sleep and daytime distress and the standardized four-question set for epidemiological settings recommended by the International RLS Study Group. A positive diagnosis of RLS was established in 18.8% of all responders. When the optional question about frequency was applied 5.8% reported frequent symptoms. Insomnia symptoms and daytime distress were significantly associated with the frequency of RLS symptoms.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 62, no 4, 472-475 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-17711DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2008.01825.xISI: 000258099700014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-17711DiVA: diva2:45482