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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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Cancer Communication
Not including your doctor or other health care provider, has someone else ever looked for information about cancer for you?
Who was that? [that looked for information about cancer for you]
Have you ever visited an Internet web site to learn specifically about cancer?
How useful was the cancer-related information you got from the Internet?
Please tell me whether you might like to get information about cancer by watching a video cassette?
...by reading materials created for you based on your personal lifestyle and family history?
...by using an interactive computer CD-ROM that lets you select information you want?
...by receiving a telephone call from a health care professional who could talk with you and answer your questions?
...by meeting in person with a health care professional?
...by reading a book, magazine, or other publication?
Is there any other way you'd like to get information about cancer? (SPECIFY)
Based on the results of your overall search for information on cancer, tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements. You wanted more information, but did not know where to find it.
...You did not have the time to get all the information you needed.
...You were satisfied with the information you found.
Within the past 12 months, have you seen, heard, or read anything about nutrition and cancer?
Within the past 12 months, have you seen, heard, or read anything about exercise or physical activity and cancer?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about nutrition and cancer on television?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about physical activity or exercise and cancer on television?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about nutrition and cancer in newspapers?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about physical activity or exercise and cancer in newspapers?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about nutrition and cancer in magazines?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about physical activity or exercise and cancer in magazines?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about nutrition and cancer on the Internet?
Within the past 12 months, how much have you heard about physical activity or exercise and cancer on the Internet?
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?
...had you ever heard of the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service?
...had you ever heard of the 1-800-4-Cancer information number?
...had you ever heard of the 1-800-ACS-2345 cancer information number?
Is there a particular reason that you didn't contact it?
...had you ever heard of the American Cancer Society?
Did you look for information by yourself, by proxy, both or neither?
Were you looking for information on a specific cancer?
Were your looking for information on cancer organizations?
Were you looking for information on causes of cancer or risk factors for cancer?
Were you looking for information on coping with cancer?
Were you looking for information on paying for medical care or insurance?
Were you looking for other information relate to cancer?
In general, how much would you trust information about cancer from a doctor or other healthcare professional?
In general, how much would you trust information about cancer in newspapers or magazines?
In general, how much would you trust information about cancer from government health agencies?
In general, how much would you trust information about cancer from charitable organizations?
In general, how much would you trust information about cancer from religious organizations and leaders?
In general, how much would you trust information about cancer from each of the following? Online Newspapers:
In general, how much would you trust information about cancer from each of the following? Print Newspapers:
In general, how much would you trust information about cancer from each of the following? In special health or medical magazines or newspapers:
In general, how much would you trust information about cancer from each of the following? Local Television:
In general, how much would you trust information about cancer from each of the following? National or cable television news programs:
Do family members and friends ask you for information or advice on health topics?
How much attention do you pay to information about cancer from each of the following sources? In online newspapers
How much attention do you pay to information about cancer from each of the following sources? In print newspapers
How much attention do you pay to information about cancer from each of the following sources? In special health or medical magazines or newsletters
How much attention do you pay to information about cancer from each of the following sources? On the Internet
How much attention do you pay to information about cancer from each of the following sources? On the radio
How much attention do you pay to information about cancer from each of the following sources? On local television news programs
How much attention do you pay to information about cancer from each of the following sources? On national or cable television news programs
Has a doctor ever told you there are different tests, such as colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or blood stool tests to detect colorectal cancer?
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