Prevalence of restless legs syndrome in patients with Chronic Renal Failure undergoing hemodialysis
Sleep disorders like restless legs syndrome (RLS) are common in hemodialysis (HD) patients and associated with reduced quality of life in them. In this study, we evaluated the frequency of RLS in HD patients for diagnosis and control the signs of RLS to increase the quality of life in them.
Materials and methods
The Society who had been studied was 118 Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) patients who were under dialysis treatment in dialysis units of the west of Mazandaran. Register of information was done by a questionnaire that completed with interview and laboratory measurements. The data recorded and analyzed by Chi – Square test.
In this study, 118 HD patients were evaluated. 16.1% of patients affected by RLS. The most patients (65.61%) were more than 60 years old. There was no correlation between sex and age with RLS. There was no correlation between laboratory findings including hemoglobin, Calcium, Ferritin, and creatinine with suffering by RLS. There was a correlation between blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and suffering by RLS. There was no correlation between BMI, family history, the cause of CRF, the period of CRF diagnosis, the period of dependency to dialysis, weekly frequency of dialysis, ferritin, and Erythropoietin (EPO) intake, drug history of patients and suffering by RLS.
According to this study, we found that RLS is a common problem in HD patients and there is no correlation between affected by RLS and laboratory findings except BUN.
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