Dr. Muhammad Imtiaz, Dr. Sidra Kalsoom, Dr. Tauqeer Aslam, Dr. Zahid Bashir
Restless legs syndrome is a neurological disease that affects the quality of life causing sleep disturbance, depression and anxiety. This study was conducted to assess the frequency of RLS in pregnant women of Lahore. This cross-sectional study was carried out at Gynecology department of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore, affiliated with Fatima Jinnah Medical University Lahore. Informed consent was taken and data was collected using non-probability consecutive sampling technique from 600 pregnant women who presented for ante-natal evaluation in OPD during the September 2019 to February 2020.Diagnosis was established according to 2012 updated International Restless Legs Study Group Diagnostic Criteria. Data was entered and analyzed using SPSS version 20.Mean age of women was 25.7±3.3 years ranging from 20 to 36 years. Mean duration of pregnancy was 26.9±5.6 weeks ranging from 7 to 37 weeks. One hundred and eighty eight of 600 (31.2%) women accomplished the diagnostic standard of RLS. Association of RLS with age and duration of pregnancy was found to be insignificant, p= 0.432, p= 0.256 respectively. RLS is common in pregnant women. Keywords: Frequency, Restless legs syndrome, Pregnant, Age.