Incidence Of Restless Leg Syndrome Among Medical School Faculty Members

Incidence of Restless Leg Syndrome Among Medical School Faculty Members


  • Mubshra Ibrahim Department of Physiotherapy, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Idrees Ahmed Zahoor Central Park Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Assra Noor Javed Department of Physiotherapy, Iffat Anwar Medical Complex, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Arif Ali Rana Department of Physiotherapy, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Noor-Ul Ain Department of Physiotherapy, Sargodha Medical Complex, Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Misbah Rashid Department of Physiotherapy, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan



Restless Leg Syndrome, Incidence, Daytime Sleepiness, Medical School Faculty Members


Restless leg syndrome is a neurological disorder in which there is unpleasant sensations in the legs. In medical school faculty members RLS is highly incident due to their working hours and therefore daytime sleepiness occur.  Objective: The aim of the study is to find out incidence of RLS in medical school faculty members of Lahore working in government and private sectors. Methods: This was a cross sectional study. In which population size of medical faculty members was 149. Data was collected from medical faculty members of MBBS, BDS, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy, working in government and private institution of Lahore through questionnaire which consists of demographics, RLS diagnostic criteria, IRLSSG, and Epworth rating scale. Descriptive statistics was applied to extract result. Results: The incidence of RLS among medical school faculty members is 51%, in which 38.2% are in MBBS department, 19.7% are in BDS department, 17.1 in Pharmacy department and 25.0% in Physiotherapy department. RLS severity showed significant association with daytime sleepiness which is p = 0.00. Conclusions: Hence it is justified that RLS is highly diagnosed condition among medical school faculty members.     


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DOI: 10.54393/pbmj.v5i8.711
Published: 2022-08-31

How to Cite

Ibrahim , M. ., Ahmed Zahoor , I. ., Noor Javed , A., Ali Rana, A. ., Ain, N.-U. . ., & Rashid , M. . (2022). Incidence Of Restless Leg Syndrome Among Medical School Faculty Members: Incidence of Restless Leg Syndrome Among Medical School Faculty Members. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(8), 36–40.



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