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Musculoskeletal pain is associated with restless legs syndrome in young adults

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, October 2015
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Title
Musculoskeletal pain is associated with restless legs syndrome in young adults
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12891-015-0765-1
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Stijn J. Hoogwout, Markus V. Paananen, Anne J. Smith, Darren J. Beales, Peter B. O’Sullivan, Leon M. Straker, Peter R. Eastwood, Nigel McArdle, David Champion

Abstract

In recent years, there is considerable evidence of a relationship between the sensorimotor disorder restless legs syndrome (RLS) and pain disorders, including migraine and fibromyalgia. An association between multi-site pain and RLS has been reported in adult women. In the current study, we explored the association between musculoskeletal (MSK) pain and RLS in a large cohort of young adults. Twenty two year olds (n = 1072), followed since birth of part of the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study, provided data on MSK pain (duration, severity, frequency, number of pain sites). RLS was considered present when 4 diagnostic criteria recommended by the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group were met (urge to move, dysaesthesia, relief by movement, worsening symptoms during the evening/night) and participants had these symptoms at least 5 times per month. Associations between MSK pain and RLS were analyzed by multivariable logistic regression with bias-corrected bootstrapped confidence intervals, with final models adjusted for sex, psychological distress and sleep quality. The prevalence of RLS was 3.0 % and MSK pain was reported by 37.4 % of the participants. In multivariable logistic regression models, strong associations were found between RLS-diagnosis and long duration (three months or more) of MSK pain (odds ratio 3.6, 95 % confidence interval 1.4-9.2) and reporting three or more pain sites (4.9, 1.6-14.6). Different dimensions of MSK pain were associated with RLS in young adults, suggestive of shared pathophysiological mechanisms. Overlap between these conditions requires more clinical and research attention.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 21%
Student > Postgraduate 4 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 14%
Student > Bachelor 4 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 10%
Other 5 17%
Unknown 3 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 28%
Neuroscience 4 14%
Psychology 2 7%
Social Sciences 1 3%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 3 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 November 2015.
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#1,756,337
of 11,208,791 outputs
Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#438
of 2,318 outputs
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#50,489
of 249,368 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#15
of 70 outputs
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