Impact, diagnosis and treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in a primary care population: the REST (RLS epidemiology, symptoms, and treatment) primary care study.

@article{Hening2004ImpactDA,
  title={Impact, diagnosis and treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in a primary care population: the REST (RLS epidemiology, symptoms, and treatment) primary care study.},
  author={Wayne A. Hening and Arthur Scott Walters and Richard P. Allen and Jacques Y. Montplaisir and Andrew Myers and Luigi Ferini-Strambi},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={237-46}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the frequency, impact, and medical response to the restless legs syndrome (RLS) in a large multi-national primary care population. METHOD Questionnaire surveys of matched patients and primary care physicians (PCPs) in five modern industrialized western countries. RESULTS An RLS screening questionnaire was completed by 23,052 patients: 2223 (9.6%) reported weekly RLS symptoms; 1557 of these patients had medical follow-up questionnaires completed both by themselves and by… CONTINUE READING
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