SLEEP MEDICINE, vol.4, no.2, pp.121-132, 2003 (SCI-Expanded)
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rating scale, restless legs syndrome, assessment, reliability, validity, factor analysis, psycchometrics, DOUBLE-BLIND, CIRCADIAN-RHYTHM, SENSORY SYMPTOMS, PERGOLIDE, TRIAL, IRON, RLS, COEFFICIENT, PREVALENCE, MOVEMENTS
Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated:
Background: There is a need for an easily administered instrument which can be applied to all patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) to measure disease severity for clinical assessment, research, or therapeutic trials. The pathophysiology of RLS is not clear and no objective measure so far devised can apply to all patients or accurately reflect severity. Moreover, RLS is primarily a subjective disorder. Therefore, a subjective scale is at present the optimal instrument to meet this need.