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HINTS Questions Used in this Published Article

Cancer risk perceptions, beliefs, and physician avoidance in Appalachia: results from the 2008 HINTS Survey., Vanderpool RC, Huang B., Journal of Health Communication, December 2010

14 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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Cancer Perceptions and Knowledge
Would you say you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, strongly disagree with the following statements or do you have no opinion: It seems like everything causes cancer.
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How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? There’s not much you can do to lower your chances of getting cancer.
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Information-seeking in cancer survivors: application of the Comprehensive Model of Information Seeking to HINTS 2007 data. View questions related to this article

Parental cancer beliefs and trust in health information from medical authorities as predictors of HPV vaccine acceptability. View questions related to this article

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Relationships among health perceptions vary depending on stage of readiness for colorectal cancer screening. View questions related to this article

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Perceived ambiguity about cancer prevention recommendations: relationship to perceptions of cancer preventability, risk, and worry. View questions related to this article

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Risk Perceptions
How likely do you think it is that you will develop cancer in the future?
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