2003 IFA Congress: Montreal, Canada

Public Attitudes Toward Stuttering and Other Human Attributes in Brazil

Kenneth O. St. Louis1 and Claudia Regina F Urquim De Andrade2
1Department Of Speech Pathology and Audiology, West Virginia University, PO Box 6122, Morgantown, WV26506-6I22, USA
2Department of Physiotherapy, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and Occupational Therapy, Sao Paulo University, Sao Paulo, Brazil


As part of the International Project on Attitudes Toward Stuttering (IPATS), 188 questionnaires were analyzed from university students and other adults living in Brazil from the state and city of S510 Paulo and from Minas Gerais, an adjacent state. The questionnaires were Brazilian Portuguese translations of a slightly modified version of the Public Opinion Survey of Human Attributes-EXperimental Edition (POSHA-E) (St. Louis, et al., 2001). The two states differed significantly on some questionnaire items, although the overall sample was similar to previous research using the POSHA-E in English and other languages.
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