Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Mozambican Public Employees on the Prevention of Covid-19

Keywords: sars-cov-2, coronavirus, social distancing, quarantine


Objective: To analyze the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Mozambican public employees on the prevention of COVID-19. Methodology/Approach: 126 Mozambican public employees (79 men, 43 women and 4 who chose not to disclose their gender) answered a closed questionnaire applied through the Google Form online platform. The questionnaire was open for 5 days (two weekend and three business days). Findings: The results suggest that employees are knowledgeable; however, efforts should be made to carry out educational actions to improve attitudes and change practices related to the prevention of COVID-19. Research limitation/implications: Existence of some respondents who are not public employees due to online data collection, who were excluded from the study. Originality/Value of the article: The conclusions of the study serve as a means of punctual intervention for Mozambican health entities as well as illustrating specific areas of concentration in education for the prevention of COVID-19. On the other hand, they enrich the specific scientific field, which is still empty of knowledge.


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Author Biographies

Félix Salvador Chavane, Eduardo Mondlane University
Licenciado (Educação Física e Desporto) y Mestrando em Actividade Fisica e Saude (Actividade Fisica)- Universidade Pedagogica. 
Hélio Rogério Martins, Higher Institute of Health Sciences
Mestre em Saúde Pública, ramo de Promoção de Saúde, Prevenção e Controlo de Doenças. Eduardo Mondlane University.
Leonardo Lúcio Nhantumbo, Eduardo Mondlane University
MSc, PhD (Ciência do Desporto) - Universidade do Porto.  


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How to Cite
Manjate, J. L. S., Chavane, F. S., Martins, H. R., & Nhantumbo, L. L. (2020). Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Mozambican Public Employees on the Prevention of Covid-19. Revista Produção E Desenvolvimento, 6.
Evaluation, Public Management & Development