International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group Rating Scale (IRLS)

Please rate your symptoms as per the following questions. The patient should make the ratings; the examiner may clarify any uncertainties the patient has regarding the questions. You can download a PDF of the form here.


1. Overall, how would you rate the RLS discomfort in your legs or arms?

2. Overall, how would you rate the need to move around because of your RLS symptoms?

3. Overall, how much relief of your RLS arm or leg discomfort do you get from moving around?

4. Overall, how severe is your sleep disturbance from your RLS symptoms?

5. How severe is your tiredness or sleepiness from your RLS symptoms?

6. Overall, how severe is your RLS as a whole?

7. How often do you get RLS symptoms?

8. When you have RLS symptoms, how severe are they on an average day?

9. Overall, howsevere is the impact of your RLS symptoms on your ability to carry out your daily affairs, for example carrying out a satisfactory family, home, social, school or work life?

10. How severe is your mood disturbance from your RLS symptoms –for example, angry, depressed, sad, anxious or irritable?

We take a patient-centered approach to medical care with the aim of empowering his patients to achieve better sleep and optimal long-term health outcomes.

Dr Adrian Chazan

MBBS MELB FRACP

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Dr Chazan is a Respiratory & Sleep Physician, and General Physician. Born in Melbourne, he undertook his basic medical training at the University of Melbourne. With a passion for sleep and breathing, he trained at world-renowned centres of excellence in Melbourne and Sydney, including Westmead Hospital, the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. Adrian has been involved in research activities in the fields of sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and exercise physiology.

Adrian utilises the latest findings in sleep research as well as the emerging technologies in diagnosis and treatment. He takes a patient-centered approach to medical care with the aim of empowering his patients to achieve better sleep and optimal long-term health outcomes.

Dr Rajiv Sharma

MBBS MD FRACP

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Dr Sharma completed his basic physician training in St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. Subsequently he trained in Respiratory Medicine at The Canberra Hospital and Sleep Medicine at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. Prior to relocating to Melbourne, he worked as a full time Respiratory & Sleep Medicine staff specialist at Townsville Hospital. Rajiv enjoys managing all aspects of Respiratory and Sleep disorders including Asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, chronic cough, lung nodules, sleep apnoea, hypersomnolence, restless legs syndrome and other non-respiratory sleep disorders.

He also has a special interest in interventional pulmonology (bronchoscopic techniques). Dr Sharma also has keen interest and experience in medical education and research and has been involved in these areas for a number of years.

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