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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Questionnaires for RLS

Category Questionnaire Characteristics Validation Korean Version
Diagnosis Cambridge-Hopkins diagnostic questionnaire Self-reported questionnaire used to diagnose RLS Yes Available
Result: RLS, non-RLS, possible RLS Sensitivity 87.2%
Specificity 94.4%
Hopkins telephone diagnostic interview For telephone interviews performed by a trained investigator Yes Available
Result: definite, probable, or possible RLS or as not having RLS Sensitivity 97%
Specificity 92%
Restless Legs Syndrome diagnostic index Includes helpful items for RLS differentiation from the mimics Yes Not available
Sensitivity 93.0%
Specificity 98.9%
Pediatric emory Restless Legs Syndrome diagnostic questionnaire For pediatric RLS diagnosis Not validated Not available
Severity International Restless Legs Scale The most widely used scale to evaluate severity of the RLS Yes Available
Ten questions with a scale of 0 (no symptoms) to 4 (very severe) for each
Result: mild (0-10), moderate (11-20), severe (21-30), and very severe (31-40)
Quality of Life The Restless Legs Syndrome quality of life questionnaire, A tool to evaluate the quality of life in patients Yes Available
Eighteen items (total score=0-100), the lower score means the lower quality of life
Kohnen Restless Legs Syndrome-Quality of Life instrument A self-completed questionnaire designed to evaluate the effects of RLS upon the quality of life Yes Not available
12 questions on 6-point Likert scale in 5 groups
Augmentation Augmentation Severity Rating Scale A tool to evaluate the augmentation of RLS, Yes Not available
Three Questions: 0-24 Sensitivity 82%
Specificity 92%
(with cut-off value at 5)


Visual Analog Scale, Clinical Global Impressions-Severity, Clinical Global Impressions-Improvement

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