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Table 4 Ratings of perceived HIV treatment and cure information found on the Internet among people living with HIV/AIDS who do not use and do use dietary supplements.

From: Use of dietary supplements among people living with HIV/AIDS is associated with vulnerability to medical misinformation on the internet

  Do Not Use Supplements (n = 251) Uses Supplements (n = 93)   
Internet source and perception rating M SD M SD t p
Matthias Rath - "Micronutrients Help Control AIDS"       
Believes the information 6.4 2.6 4.2 2.6 2.3 .05
Information is factual 6.4 2.7 7.2 2.3 .05  
Trust the information 6.3 2.7 7.0 2.8 1.9 n.s.
Information is important to me 6.9 2.9 7.8 2.8 2.3 .05
Jonathan Campbell - "A Cure for AIDS?"       
Believes the information 6.2 2.8 7.5 2.6 3.6 .01
Information is factual 6.1 2.8 6.8 2.8 2.2 .05
Trust the information 5.8 2.8 6.9 2.8 3.4 .01
Information is important to me 7.6 3.0 8.5 2.6 2.4 .01
Mean ratings Rath and Campbell scenarios 6.5 2.3 7.3 2.2 3.3 .01
Tufts Medical School - "Choose Snacks That Work for You!"       
Believes the information 7.9 2.4 8.9 1.9 3.6 .01
Information is factual 7.5 2.6 8.6 2.1 3.6 .01
Trust the information 7.6 2.5 8.7 2.0 3.6 .01
Information is important to me 8.2 2.4 8.8 2.4 2.0 .05