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Trust and sources of health information: the impact of the Internet and its implications for health care providers: findings from the first Health Information National Trends Survey.
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The Health Information National Trends Survey data portray a tectonic shift in the ways in which patients consume health and medical information, with more patients looking for information online before talking with their physicians. Expand
Social Media Use in the United States: Implications for Health Communication
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Recent growth of social media is not uniformly distributed across age groups; therefore, health communication programs utilizing social media must first consider the age of the targeted population to help ensure that messages reach the intended audience. Expand
The Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS): Development, Design, and Dissemination
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The HINTS survey instrument was built upon extant models of health communication and behavior change, taking into account the rapidly changing communication environment, and questions in the survey were drawn from an overall theoretical framework that juxtaposed the “push” aspects of traditional broadcast media against the“pull” elements of new media. Expand
Frustrated and Confused: The American Public Rates its Cancer-Related Information-Seeking Experiences
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A population-based assessment of the barriers faced by people searching for cancer information in the USA found suboptimal experiences are common and Facilitation of information seeking will be critical for promoting informed decision making in cancer prevention and control. Expand
Occupational Practices and the Making of Health News: A National Survey of U.S. Health and Medical Science Journalists
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Overall, initial ideas for stories come from a “news source” followed by press conferences or press releases, and the “potential for public impact” and “new information or development” are the major criteria cited. Expand
Cancer-Related Information Seeking: Hints from the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)
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The goals of the analysis were to characterize cancer information seekers and nonseekers in terms of sociodemographic, health care access, and health status variables, and to describe the nature of the cancer-related information being sought by information seekers. Expand
Predictors of human papillomavirus awareness and knowledge in 2013: gaps and opportunities for targeted communication strategies.
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Although awareness and knowledge of HPV is increasing, there are opportunities to target communication with populations for whom knowledge gaps currently exist, in order to promote dialogue about the vaccine among patients and their providers. Expand
Cancer Knowledge and Disparities in the Information Age
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The data suggest that high income and high education are associated with awareness about causes of major cancers such as lung and skin, and may allow people to protect themselves and minimize their risks, and that heavier media attention could attenuate the knowledge gaps though moderate publicity or lack of news coverage may actually widen them. Expand
Health-related Internet use among cancer survivors: data from the Health Information National Trends Survey, 2003–2008
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The study identifies an increasing trend in HRIU among survivors, though the digital divide remains in Internet access, and points to opportunities for narrowing the divide and using Internet to better serve survivors’ needs. Expand
Providing Health Messages to Hispanics/Latinos: Understanding the Importance of Language, Trust in Health Information Sources, and Media Use
Health communication is critical to promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing unhealthy behaviors. However, populations may differ in terms of their trust in and use of health information sources,Expand
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