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Table 5 Association between restless leg syndrome (RLS) severity status and quality of sleep among the newly diagnosed participants with RLS (n = 19)

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

Sleep quality parameters RLS severity status Number of participants Mean score ± SD over the past 1 month 95% CI of mean score
Subjective sleep quality Severe degree 3 1.7 ± 0.6 0.063 to 1.896
  Not severe 16 0.7 ± 0.5  
     t = 2.254, p = 0.038
Sleep latency Severe degree 3 2.0 ± 1.0 − 0.776 to 1.401
  Not severe 16 1.7 ± 0.8  
     t = 0.606, p = 0.553
Sleep duration Severe degree 3 1.0 ± 0.7 − 0.565 to 1.19
  Not severe 16 0.7 ± 0.5  
     t = 0.751, p = 0.463
Habitual sleep efficiency Severe degree 3 0 ± 0 − 1.776 to 0.401
  Not severe 16 0.9 ± 0.7  
     t = 1.332, p = 0.2
Sleep disturbances Severe degree 3 2.0 ± 1.0 0.211 to 1.789
  Not severe 16 1.0 ± 0.5  
     t = 2.675, p = 0.016
Usage of sleep medications Severe degree 3 0 ± 0 − 0.748 to 0.498
  Not severe 16 0.1 ± 0.1  
     t = 0.423, p = 0.678
Daytime dysfunction Severe degree 3 1.0 ± 0.8 − 0.853 to 1.228
  Not severe 16 0.8 ± 0.6  
     t = 0.38, p = 0.708
Global PSQI score Severe degree 3 7.7 ± 4.0 − 1.804 to 5.762
  Not severe 16 5.7 ± 2.6  
     t = 1.104, p = 0.285
  1. RLS Restless leg syndrome, SD standard deviation, CI confidence intervals, PSQI Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index