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Restless Legs Syndrome Quality of Life Questionnaire (RLSQoL)

  • Azmeh ShahidEmail author
  • Kate Wilkinson
  • Shai Marcu
  • Colin M. Shapiro
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Abstract

The RLSQoL is an 18-item scale initially designed to assess quality of life in patients with restless legs syndrome [1]. It has since been employed as an outcome measure in a variety of studies evaluating interventions to improve symptoms of restless legs syndrome. The scale queries the impact of restless legs syndrome on daily activity, morning and evening activity, concentration, sexual activity, and work.

Reference

  1. 1.
    Abetz, L., Vallow, S. M., Kirsch, J., Allen, R. P., Washburn, T., & Earley, C. J. (2005). Validation of the restless legs syndrome quality of life questionnaire. Value in Health, 8(2), 157–167.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Representative Studies Using Scale

  1. Morgan, J. C., & Sethi, K. D. (2007). Efficacy and safety of pramipexole in restless legs syndrome. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 7(4), 273–277.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Azmeh Shahid
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kate Wilkinson
    • 1
  • Shai Marcu
    • 2
  • Colin M. Shapiro
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada

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