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A Study to Assess the Prevalence of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) among Antenatal Mothers

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 12)

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Page : 515-516

Keywords : Prevalence; Restless leg syndrome;

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Purpose of the study: To determine the Prevalence of Restless leg Syndrome among antenatal mothers. Methodology: Quantitative research approach has adopted a total of 210 participants were selected through a convenient sampling technique. Data were collected by administering International Standardized tools that is Cambridge Hopkins Diagnostic questionnaire. The data was analyzed by using descriptivestatistics. Results: The study result showed that antenatal mothers have a prevalence rate of restless leg syndrome during pregnancy of 54.8%. The Prevalence of restless leg syndrome was more in second (43.3%) and third trimester (42.4%). Conclusion: This study concludes that more than half of antenatal mothers have restless leg syndrome during pregnancy. RLS is a common problem that occurs in pregnancy and found more prevalent in second and third trimester but there are no specific guidelines for RLS management. So we need to develop guidelines for RLS management and educate pregnant women.

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