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HINTS Questions Used in this Published Article

The role of provider-patient communication and trust in online sources in Internet use for health-related activities., Hou J, Shim M., Journal of Health Communication, December 2010

12 Items found.

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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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Health Communication
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Patient-provider Communication
In the past 12 months, how often did you feel you could rely on your doctors, nurses, or other health care professionals to take care of your health care needs
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