determine the value of return from a stored procedure

My stored procedure does this:

declare @result integer =0;
  select @result = sign(count(1)) from users where USERNAME=@UserName and PASSWORD=@Password and IS_ACTIVE = '1';
  return @result;

In how do I return the value of @result to my code?
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In your stored procedure, you'll want to declare @result as one of the parameters as follows:

@result as int OUTPUT

In VB.NET, you'll want to pass in the parameter as follows:

Dim parameterResult As SqlParameter = New SqlParameter("@result",
        parameterResult.Direction = ParameterDirection.Output

You can then get the value from parameterNewId.value

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vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
      @result as int OUTPUT;

That code give me a error: "Incorrect syntax near @result
The @result line goes above "AS" and below "ALTER PROCEDURE"
vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
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