The researchers said the Fitbit readings could be especially helpful for patients who may not be able to self-report their symptoms on questionnaires because of language barriers, cognitive abilities or health status.
The researchers said the Fitbit readings could be especially helpful for patients who may not be able to self-report their symptoms on questionnaires because of language barriers, cognitive abilities or health status. Handout TNS
The researchers said the Fitbit readings could be especially helpful for patients who may not be able to self-report their symptoms on questionnaires because of language barriers, cognitive abilities or health status. Handout TNS
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