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HINTS Questions Used in this Published Article

Predictors of avoiding medical care and reasons for avoidance behavior., Kannan VD, Veazie PJ., Medical Care, April 2014

40 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)

H5Cyc3 = HINTS 5 Cycle 3 (2019)

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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.
How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? When I think of cancer, I automatically think of death.
How much do you agree or disagree that Cancer is most often caused by a person's behavior or lifestyle?
Demographics
Health Communication
Overall, how confident are you that you could get advice or information about health or medical topics if you needed it?
Health Services
What kind of health professional do you see most often? Do you see a doctor, nurse, or some other health professional?
During the past 12 months, did you use any complementary, alternative, or uncoventional therapies such as herbal supplements, acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, or Tai Chi?
The following questions are about your communication with all doctors, nurses, or other health professionals you saw during the past 12 months... How often did doctors, nurses, or other health professionals give you the chance to ask all the health-related questions you had?
The following questions are about your communication with all doctors, nurses, or other health professionals you saw during the past 12 months…How often did doctors, nurses, or other health professionals give the attention you needed to your feelings and emotions?
The following questions are about your communication with all doctors, nurses, or other health professionals you saw during the past 12 months…How often did they make sure you understood the things you needed to do to take care of your health?
The following questions are about your communication with all doctors, nurses, or other health professionals you saw during the past 12 months…How often did they help you deal with feelings of uncertainty about your health or health care?
Overall, how would you rate the quality of health care you received in the past 12 months?
I avoid seeing my doctor because I feel uncomfortable when my body is being examined.
I avoid seeing my doctor because I fear I may have a serious illness.
I avoid seeing my doctor because it makes me think about dying.
Are there any other reasons why you avoid seeing your doctor?
Health Status
Some people avoid visiting their doctor even when they suspect they should. Would you say this is true for you, or not true for you?
During the past 30 days, how often did you feel so sad that nothing could cheer you up?
During the past 30 days, how often did you feel nervous?
During the past 30 days, how often did you feel restless or fidgety?
During the past 30 days, how often did you feel hopeless?
During the past 30 days, how often did you feel that everything was an effort?
During the past 30 days, how often did you feel worthless?
Nutrition and Physical Activity
Right now do you feel you are...overweight, slightly overweight, underweight, slightly underweight, or just about the right weight for you?
To what extent do you believe that obesity is inherited. Would you say...
To what extent do you believe that obesity is caused by overeating and not exercising?
Over the past 30 days, in your leisure time, how many hours per day, on average, did you sit and watch TV or movies, surf the web, or play computer games? Do not include “active gaming” such as Wii.
Patient-provider Communication
Risk Perceptions
Overall, how confident are you about your ability to take good care of your health?
Tobacco Use
On the average, how many cigarettes do you now smoke a day?
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