Non-motor complications associated with restless legs syndrome

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558986
Title:
Non-motor complications associated with restless legs syndrome
Authors:
Lucey, Rebbeca; Browne, Patrick; Counihan, Timothy
Publisher:
Nursing in General Practice
Journal:
Nursing in General Practice
Issue Date:
Jan-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558986
Abstract:
Restless legs syndrome (RLS), or Willis-Ekbom Disorder, is a common neurological disorder involving an irresistible need to move the limbs, usually associated with abnormal burning or itching sensations in the extremities.1 These abnormal sensations are provoked by rest or inactivity and, at least, temporarily relieved by movement.2 While the legs are the most commonly affected limbs, it often spreads to other parts of the body, particularly the arms.3 Phantom limbs can also be affected.4 It affects between 7.2% and 11% of the population in Europe and North America5 and is twice as common in females as males.6
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME; NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLucey, Rebbecaen
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Patricken
dc.contributor.authorCounihan, Timothyen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T09:14:54Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T09:14:54Zen
dc.date.issued2015-01en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/558986en
dc.description.abstractRestless legs syndrome (RLS), or Willis-Ekbom Disorder, is a common neurological disorder involving an irresistible need to move the limbs, usually associated with abnormal burning or itching sensations in the extremities.1 These abnormal sensations are provoked by rest or inactivity and, at least, temporarily relieved by movement.2 While the legs are the most commonly affected limbs, it often spreads to other parts of the body, particularly the arms.3 Phantom limbs can also be affected.4 It affects between 7.2% and 11% of the population in Europe and North America5 and is twice as common in females as males.6en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNursing in General Practiceen
dc.subjectRESTLESS LEGS SYNDROMEen
dc.subjectNEUROLOGICAL DISORDERen
dc.titleNon-motor complications associated with restless legs syndromeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNursing in General Practiceen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceConnachten
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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