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Health Information National Trends Survey
Part of NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

HINTS Questions Used in this Published Article

Differences in cancer information-seeking behavior, preferences, and awareness between cancer survivors and healthy controls: A national, population-based survey., Roach AR, Lykins EL, Gochett CG, Brechting EH, Graue LO, Andrykowski MA., Journal of Cancer Education, March 2009

35 Items found.

Legend

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)

H5Cyc3 = HINTS 5 Cycle 3 (2019)

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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?
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?
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.
...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?
Health Communication
Before being contacted for this study had you ever heard of the National Cancer Institute?
Before being contacted for this study, had you ever heard of the National Institutes of Health?
In the past 12 months, how often did you use the Internet to look for health or medical information {for yourself (or) someone else]?
In the past 12 months, how often have you used the Internet to look for advice or information about cancer?
Health Status
Internet Use
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?
In the past 12 months, how often did you use the Internet to look for health or medical information {for yourself (or) someone else]?
In the past 12 months, how often have you used the Internet to look for advice or information about cancer?
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