Validation of the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group rating scale for restless legs syndrome


Walters A., LeBrocq C., Dhar A., Hening W., Rosen R., Allen R., et al.

SLEEP MEDICINE, cilt.4, ss.121-132, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s1389-9457(02)00258-7
  • Dergi Adı: SLEEP MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.121-132

Özet

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.