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

Giannaki, Christoforos D. and Hadjigeorgiou, Georgios M. and Aphamis, George and 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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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.slsci.2017.01.004

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
Divisions: ?? UniversityCollegePlymouthMarkJohn ??
Depositing User: Mrs Wendy Evans
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 16:58
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:21
URI: http://marjon.collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/14975

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