The reliability, validity and responsiveness of the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group rating scale and subscales in a clinical-trial setting.

@article{Abetz2006TheRV,
  title={The reliability, validity and responsiveness of the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group rating scale and subscales in a clinical-trial setting.},
  author={Linda N. Abetz and Robert A Arbuckle and Richard P. Allen and Diego Garc{\'i}a-Borreguero and W. Hening and Arthur Scott Walters and Elena Mavraki and Jeffrey M Kirsch},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={340-9}
}
PATIENTS AND METHODS To assess the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group's rating scale (the International Restless Legs Scale (IRLS)) (V2.0), using pooled data from two matching, placebo-controlled studies of ropinirole for treating Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). RESULTS Pooled patient samples comprised 550 patients in the baseline (validation) sample and 439 patients in the week 12 longitudinal (responsiveness) sample. Factor… CONTINUE READING
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