Advantages and Limitations of Wearable Activity Trackers: Considerations for Patients and Clinicians.

@article{Walker2016AdvantagesAL,
  title={Advantages and Limitations of Wearable Activity Trackers: Considerations for Patients and Clinicians.},
  author={Rachel K. Walker and Amanda M Hickey and Patty S. Freedson},
  journal={Clinical journal of oncology nursing},
  year={2016},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={606-610}
}
BACKGROUND Exercise, light physical activity, and decreased sedentary time all have been associated with health benefits following cancer diagnoses. Commercially available wearable activity trackers may help patients monitor and self-manage their behaviors to achieve these benefits. OBJECTIVES This article highlights some advantages and limitations clinicians should be aware of when discussing the use of activity trackers with cancer survivors. METHODS Limited research has assessed the… CONTINUE READING
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