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Health Expert Dr. Donnica Moore and UCB, Inc. Launch Choose Your Move: Take Control of RLS to Empower People Living with Restless Legs Syndrome to Take Action
Date:12/5/2012

of your body).  RLS affects up to 23 million American adults; it is estimated that a third have moderate-to-severe RLS.  Symptoms tend to get worse in the evening and at night, and keep people from resting and relaxing, and may even affect sleep.  Daytime symptoms of RLS, such as inability to sit still and involuntary leg jerks, are increasingly recognized.vii viii

RLS can cause exhaustion and daytime fatigue, and may affect work and personal relationships.ix Patients with moderate-to-severe RLS are frequently impacted by their symptoms which can affect their daily activities.x These patients may require long-term treatment for their RLS symptoms.xi

About the Surveys
The general public survey was conducted by Kantar Health a global, evidence-based decision support partner to the world's leading pharmaceutical, biotech, device and diagnostic companies, on behalf of UCB, Inc. to better understand what knowledge gaps may exist regarding the burden of RLS.  Internet survey interviews among a projectable national sample of 1,000 respondents (18 years of age and older; who have awareness of, but have not been diagnosed with RLS; living in the continental US) were conducted between May and June, 2012. Quotas were set by age, gender, ethnicity to reflect the US Census Data. The margin of error for results based on the entire sample of 1,000 is plus or minus three percentage points. These respondents were drawn from the Lightspeed Research (a Kantar Group Company) General Population Panel, a nationally representative panel of consumers in the US.  

The RLS patient survey was also conducted by Kantar Health on behalf of UCB, Inc. to better understand the RLS patient experience and treatments for RLS and to uncover ways to improve doctor-patient conversations. Internet survey interviews among a projectable national sample of 335 patients diagnosed with RLS (156 who were id
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