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H1 = HINTS 1 (2003)

H2 = HINTS 2 (2005)

H3 = HINTS 3 (2008)

H4Cyc1 = HINTS 4 Cycle 1 (2011)

H4Cyc2 = HINTS 4 Cycle 2 (2012)

H4Cyc3 = HINTS 4 Cycle 3 (2013)

H4Cyc4 = HINTS 4 Cycle 4 (2014)

FDA = HINTS FDA (2015)

FDACyc2 = HINTS FDA Cycle 2 (2017)

H5Cyc1 = HINTS 5 Cycle 1 (2017)

H5Cyc2 = HINTS 5 Cycle 2 (2018)

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Patient-provider Communication
A mammogram is an x-ray of each breast to look for breast cancer. During the past 12 months, did a doctor, nurse, or other health professional advise you to get a mammogram?
Has a health care provider such as a doctor or nurse ever talked to you about a HPV test?
Has a doctor, nurse or other health professional ever advised you to get a test to check for colon cancer?
Think about the last time a doctor, nurse or other health professional told you that you should get a test to check for colon cancer. When did that discussion take place?
Think about the last time a doctor, nurse or other health professional told you that you should get a test to check for colon cancer. Was it within the last five years?
Who talked to you about getting a test to check for colon cancer?
Who talked to you about getting a test to check for colon cancer?
Who talked to you about getting a test to check for colon cancer?
Did the {doctor, nurse, or other health professional} describe any other test?
What test did the {doctor, nurse, or other health professional} describe?
The last time you were told you should be tested for colon cancer, did the {doctor, nurse, or other health professional} recommend to you any particular test?
Which test to check for colon cancer did the {doctor, nurse, or other health professional} recommend to you?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about nutrition and cancer from a doctor or other health care professional?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about physical activity or exercise and cancer from a doctor or other health care professional?
In the past 12 months, have you talked to a doctor, nurse, or other health professional about any kind of health information you have gotten from the Internet?
In the past 12 months when you talked with a health care professional, how interested were they in hearing about the information you found on-line?
During the past 12 months, how often did doctors or other health providers listen carefully to you?
Did you discuss your use of unconventional therapies with any of your doctors?
Has a health care provider such as a doctor or nurse ever talked to you about a PSA test?
Thinking about the last time a health care provider talked to you about a PSA test, which of the following statements best describes your health care provider's recommendation about PSA tests? That you should have a PSA test. That you should NOT have a PSA test. Your health care provider did not make a recommendation.
Thinking about the last time a health care provider talked to you about a PSA test, did your health care provider encourage you to ask questions or express any concerns you had about PSA testing? Would you say yes, definitely; yes, somewhat; or no, not at all?
In the past 12 months, did any doctor, dentist, nurse or other health professional suggest that you call or use a telephone helpline or quit line to help you quit smoking?
A vaccine to prevent HPV infection is available and is called the HPV shot, cervical cancer vaccine, GARDASIL®, or Cervarix®. Has a doctor or other health care professional ever talked with you about the HPV shot or vaccine?
Medical decisions are choices you make with a health care professional like which tests to have, which medications to take, or whether to have surgery. When was the last time you made a medical decision?
Other than your main health care professional, which of the following people played an important role in your last medical decision?
In general, how often do you do each of the following? Take with you to your doctor visits a list of questions or concerns you want to cover
In general, how often do you do each of the following? Take a list of all of your prescribed medicines to your doctor visits
In general, how often do you do each of the following? Ask your doctor to explain a test, treatment, or procedure to you in detail
In general, how often do you do each of the following? Read information about a new prescription, such as side effects and precautions
In general, how often do you do each of the following? Do your own research on a health or medical topic after seeing your doctor
In general, how often do you do each of the following? Take with you to your doctor visit any kind of health information you have found
How interested are you in exchanging appointment reminders with a health care provider electronically?
How interested are you in exchanging general health tips with a health care provider electronically?
How interested are you in exchanging medication reminders with a health care provider electronically?
How interested are you in exchanging lab/test results with a health care provider electronically?
How interested are you in exchanging diagnostic information (e.g.,medical illnesses or diseases) with a health care provider electronically?
How interested are you in exchanging vital signs (e.g., heart rate,blood pressure, glucose levels,etc.) with a health care provider electronically?
How interested are you in exchanging lifestyle behaviors (e.g.,physical activity, food intake,sleep patterns, etc.) with a health care provider electronically?
How interested are you in exchanging symptoms (e.g., nausea, pain, dizziness, etc.) with a health care provider electronically?
How interested are you in exchanging digital images/video (e.g., photos of skin lesions) with a health care provider electronically?
At any time since you were first diagnosed with cancer, did any doctor or other health care provider ever discuss with you the impact of cancer or its treatment on your ability to work?
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