Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Restless legs syndrome among pregnant women]

HORVÁTH Alexandra Mónika1, KARÁCSONY Ilona Hajnalka2

FEBRUARY 28, 2021

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2021;34(1)

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[Restless leg syndrome, more recently renamed Willis-Ekbom disease, is a condition that disrupts sleep and occurs more frequently in the pregnant population. In women with restless legs syndrome, night cramps, and excessive daytime sleepiness were more frequent. This syndrome is a common condition that is frequently unrecognized, misdiagnosed and poorly managed. Communication aim was to present a broad summary of the latest results of international literature. Severe and untreated syndrome not only negatively affects the quality of life of patients, e.g. insomnia, excessive daytime fatigue, decreased concentration and mood, avoidance of activities requiring limited mobility, but also has a negative effect on the onset of general disease (increased anxiety and depression, cardiovascular disease and stroke).]

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  1. PTE ETK Szombathelyi Képzési Központ Sürgősségi Ellátási és Egészségpedagógiai Intézet Klinikai Koordinációs és Neveléstudományi Tanszék Ápolás és Betegellátás Alapszak
  2. PTE ETK Ápolástudományi, Alapozó Egészségtudományi és Védőnői Intézet Védőnői és Prevenciós Tanszék

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