Restless legs syndrome in a population of northern Tanzania: a community-based study.

@article{Winkler2010RestlessLS,
  title={Restless legs syndrome in a population of northern Tanzania: a community-based study.},
  author={Andrea S. Winkler and Anna Trendafilova and Michael Meindl and John Kaaya and Erich Schmutzhard and Jan Kassubek},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={596-601}
}
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a highly prevalent movement disorder. However, prevalences seem to vary amongst different ethnicities. To date, no community-based prevalence studies on RLS have been reported from the African continent. We have conducted a community-based, door-to-door study in northern Tanzania. Over a period of 16 months, 7,654 people aged 14 years and older were screened for the RLS Essential Diagnostic Criteria. Sampling was performed according to the method of "multistage… CONTINUE READING
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