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SILVEIRA, Priscilla Carla Menezes; COSTA, Antônia Eliana dos Santos  and  LIMA, Cleone Cassemiro de. Stuttering in the web: quality of information. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.3, pp.430-437.  Epub Apr 05, 2012. ISSN 1982-0216.

PURPOSE: to evaluate the information on stuttering in Brazilian sites of the world-wide net of computers, and specifically, the quality, nature and content of information. METHOD: a descriptive study. The sites were selected through a search in the Brazilian Google version, using "stuttering" as search term. Evaluation of quality, nature and contents as for the selected topic was performed by using the criteria of HONcode by 2 researchers. Agreement between the two researchers was determined by the Kappa index. RESULTS: none of the evaluated sites fulfilled all the criteria. CONCLUSION: the selected sites failed to reach the standards set out by the HONcode (2009).

Keywords : Stuttering; Internet; Quality; Information.

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