Restless legs syndrome in adolescents: Relationship with sleep quality, cardiorespiratory fitness and body fat

Giannaki, Christoforos D.; Hadjigeorgiou, Georgios M.; Aphamis, George; Pantzaris, Marios and Sakkas, Giorgos K. (2017) Restless legs syndrome in adolescents: Relationship with sleep quality, cardiorespiratory fitness and body fat. Sleep Science. ISSN 19840063 (In Press)

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Abstract

The aim of the current study was to investigate the relationship between restless legs syndrome (RLS) and cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition and sleep quality in a sample of adolescents. One hundred fifty seven volunteer adolescents (16.6±0.7 yrs) participated in the study. Sleep quality was assessed by the Pittsburg sleep quality index. Cardiorespiratory fitness was assessed by the 20 m shuttle run test and body composition by bioelectrical impedance analysis. The prevalence of RLS was 5.1%. The adolescents with RLS were found to exhibit significantly higher body fat levels and poorer sleep quality score compared to their free-RLS counterparts.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Sleep disorders, Body fat, Lifestyle, Fitness
Members: University of St Mark & St John
Depositing User: Mrs Wendy Evans
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 16:58
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2017 16:58
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/14975

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