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Development and Evaluation of a Blog about Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate and Hearing

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Development and Evaluation of a Blog about Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate and Hearing
Published in
International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology, May 2017
DOI 10.1055/s-0037-1603494
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Luciana Maximino, Ticiana Zambonato, Mirela Picolini-Pereira, Camila Castro Corrêa, Mariza Feniman, Wanderléia Blasca


Introduction  Cleft lip and cleft palate can result in impairments in communication, specifically in hearing, making the use of technological resources such as blogs a fundamental guideline for health professionals. Objective  The aim of this study was to prepare and analyze the access to a blog about cleft lip and cleft palate and hearing as a pedagogical tool for health professionals. Methods  The first stage for the development of the blog was the selection of the content that would be addressed and the respective illustrations. The second stage was making the blog available through the WordPress platform, and the third stage included the evaluation of the blog, of the access to the WordPress statistical features, and of the quality of the blog through the Emory questionnaire, which was answered by 75 professionals. Results  The blog, titled "Fissure and Hearing", was developed with the architecture of a digital information environment containing a system of organization, navigation, labeling and search (first stage). The address hosting the blog was: http://fissuraeaudicao.wordpress.com (second stage). The result of the third stage included 56,269 views of the blog from different countries, and Brazil was the country with the highest viewing. Regarding the assessment by the Emory questionnaire, we found that for most of the major issues, the percentages obtained were or equal to 90%, while the analysis of the scales, navigation and structure presented the lowest scores. Conclusion  The blog was developed and enabled greater access to information available on the web about cleft lip and cleft palate and hearing.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 38 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 24%
Researcher 3 8%
Professor 3 8%
Student > Bachelor 2 5%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 5%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 15 39%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 5 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 5%
Social Sciences 2 5%
Psychology 1 3%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 19 50%