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RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 199-201


Prevalence of restless leg syndrome and its impact on quality of life in medical students

Komal Sikandar, Faiza Sharif, Shahbaz Ahmad, Ashfaq Ahmad, Amir Gilani.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the prevalence of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) and its impact on quality of life of medical students.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study included 142 medical students of University of Lahore with 19-29 years of age. We used convenient sampling method and standardized Questionnaire of Restless Leg Syndrome. Data were analyzed through SPSS 25.
Results: Out of 142 medical students, 48(33.8%) were male and 94(66.2%) female. Moderate sleep problems were found in 46(32.4%) and severe among 21(14.8%) students. Impact of RLS on Quality of Life was recorded as moderate in 42(29.6%) and severe in 9(6.3%) students.
Conclusion: Prevalence of Restless Leg Syndrome was high among female students which resulted in sleep problems and difficulty in activities of daily life. Prevalence among young students was low (severe 14.8% and very severe 3.5%). Quality of Life was affected in mild to moderate degree.

Key words: Restless Leg Syndrome, quality of life, medical students.


 
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Sikandar K, Sharif F, Ahmad S, Ahmad A, Gilani A. Prevalence of restless leg syndrome and its impact on quality of life in medical students. RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 199-201.


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Sikandar K, Sharif F, Ahmad S, Ahmad A, Gilani A. Prevalence of restless leg syndrome and its impact on quality of life in medical students. https://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=76749 [Access: April 05, 2022].


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Sikandar K, Sharif F, Ahmad S, Ahmad A, Gilani A. Prevalence of restless leg syndrome and its impact on quality of life in medical students. RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 199-201.



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Sikandar K, Sharif F, Ahmad S, Ahmad A, Gilani A. Prevalence of restless leg syndrome and its impact on quality of life in medical students. RMJ. (2022), [cited April 05, 2022]; 47(1): 199-201.



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Sikandar, K., Sharif, . F., Ahmad, . S., Ahmad, . A. & Gilani, . A. (2022) Prevalence of restless leg syndrome and its impact on quality of life in medical students. RMJ, 47 (1), 199-201.



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Sikandar, Komal, Faiza Sharif, Shahbaz Ahmad, Ashfaq Ahmad, and Amir Gilani. 2022. Prevalence of restless leg syndrome and its impact on quality of life in medical students. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (1), 199-201.



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Sikandar, Komal, Faiza Sharif, Shahbaz Ahmad, Ashfaq Ahmad, and Amir Gilani. "Prevalence of restless leg syndrome and its impact on quality of life in medical students." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 199-201.



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Sikandar, Komal, Faiza Sharif, Shahbaz Ahmad, Ashfaq Ahmad, and Amir Gilani. "Prevalence of restless leg syndrome and its impact on quality of life in medical students." Rawal Medical Journal 47.1 (2022), 199-201. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Sikandar, K., Sharif, . F., Ahmad, . S., Ahmad, . A. & Gilani, . A. (2022) Prevalence of restless leg syndrome and its impact on quality of life in medical students. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (1), 199-201.








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