Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004203
Title: Prevalence, knowledge, and awareness of restless legs syndrome among adolescent and young adult population
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Restless legs syndrome refers to a common neurological sensorimotor disorder which is most commonly prevalent among older people and females. The main cause of the syndrome is due to iron deficiency, pregnancy, and uremia. It causes an irresistible urge to move the legs that are mostly seen during the night-time. Materials and Methods: A cross- sectional questionnaire survey was carried out among the adolescent and young adult population of Saveetha Dental College to assess the knowledge, attitude, and awareness of restless legs syndrome. A simple random sample was drawn to reach the required sample size of 100. The response was estimated by personally collecting the completely filled questionnaire from the 100 samples. Results: Of the 100 samples taken for the survey, only about 50% of the individuals were aware of the syndrome, and it was estimated that the syndrome was more prevalent among the young adult population. Conclusion: It was found that this syndrome lasted more among the adult population than the younger age group as proven by the previous studie.

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    P. Rithanya, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj*

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    Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    P. Rithanya, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj*

    Title:Prevalence, knowledge, and awareness of restless legs syndrome among adolescent and young adult population
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (October)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2192-2194)
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    Methodology:Awareness, Knowledge, Questionnaire, Restless legs syndrome, Survey
    Research Materials:Young adults

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Awareness Knowledge Questionnaire Restless legs syndrome Survey Young adults

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