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Table 2 Restless leg syndrome and its characteristics among the study participants

From: Study on restless leg syndrome and its relationship with quality of sleep among the general population of Mangalore, India

Characteristics Number Percentage
Known case of RLS (n = 202) 5 2.5
Exacerbating factors of RLS (n = 5)*
 Exercise 4 80.0
 Drugs 3 60.0
Treatment taken for RLS (n = 5)
 Ayurveda 3 60.0
 Homeopathy 2 40.0
Family history of RLS (n = 202)
 Present 13 6.4
 Positive for RLS using the screening tool (n = 197) 19 9.6
Distribution of parameters indicating the severity of RLS in the past 1 week among the newly diagnosed RLS participants (n = 19)
 RLS discomfort in arms or legs
  Mild 12 63.2
  Moderate 5 26.3
  Severe 2 10.5
 RLS symptoms prompt the need to move around to get relief (n = 19)
  Mild 11 57.9
  Moderate 5 26.3
  Severe 3 15.8
 Sleep disturbances due to RLS symptoms (n = 19)
  None 7 36.9
  Mild 5 26.3
  Moderate 5 26.3
  Severe 2 10.5
 Tiredness or sleepiness due to RLS symptoms (n = 19)
  None 7 36.9
  Mild 5 26.3
  Moderate 5 26.3
  Severe 2 10.5
 Self-perceived severity of RLS as a whole (n = 19)
  Mild 13 68.4
  Moderate 6 31.6
 Impact of RLS symptoms on day-to-day affairs (n = 19)
  None 10 52.6
  Mild 5 26.3
  Moderate 4 21.1
 Influence of RLS symptoms on mood disturbance (n = 19)
  None 9 47.4
  Mild 5 26.3
  Moderate 3 15.8
  Severe 2 10.5
 Relief of RLS (arms or legs) by moving around (n = 19)
  Complete relief/almost complete relief 10 52.6
  Moderate relief 3 15.8
  Slight relief 5 26.3
  No relief 1 5.3
 Frequency of RLS symptoms (n = 19)
  1 day a week or less 12 63.2
  2–3 days a week 2 10.5
  4–5 days a week 3 15.8
  6–7 days a week 2 10.5
 Duration of RLS symptoms on an average per day (n = 19)
  < 1 h per day 14 73.7
  1 to 3 h per day 3 15.8
  3 to 8 h per day 2 10.5
  1. RLS Restless leg syndrome
  2. *Multiple responses