Survey shows that the Public Trust Physicians More than the Internet for Cancer Health Information – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A survey shows that despite a decade's worth of exposure to health information on the Internet, the public's trust in physicians as their preferred source of cancer health information has remained high. Dr. Bradford Hesse, from the National Cancer Institute, explains the Health Information National Trends Survey, or HINTS, methodology.
Dr. Hesse: We have typically used random digit dial to reach all adults in the United States. We also had a paper sample frame, that means a paper based instrument, and we did that through the postal service because we know more people donít have landlines anymore.
Narrator: For survey details and to view the results, visit the website hints.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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