CAT 2018 Question Paper (Slot 2) Question 27

Question 27

The four sentences (labelled 1, 2, 3, and 4) given in this question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper order for the sentences and key in this sequence of four numbers as your answer.

1. Self-management is thus defined as the ‘individual’s ability to manage the symptoms, treatment, physical and psychosocial consequences and lifestyle changes inherent in living with a chronic condition’.

2. Most people with progressive diseases like dementia prefer to have control over their own lives and health-care for as long as possible.

3. Having control means, among other things, that patients themselves perform self-management activities.

4. Supporting people in decisions and actions that promote self-management is called self-management support requiring a cooperative relationship between the patient, the family, and the professionals.

Correct Answer: 2314


1 states that 'self management is 'thus' defined as the individual's ability to manage...'. Therefore, some details about self management should have been provided before sentence 1. 

Sentence 2 states that people with dementia prefer to have 'control' in their lives. Sentence 3 states what 'having control means'. Therefore, sentences 2 and 3 form a mandatory pair. 

Sentence 1 should follow sentence 3 since sentence 3 states that 'having control means to perform self management activities' and sentence 1 defined self management activities. Sentence 4 should be the last sentence since it states what self management support is. Self management support can be defined only after defining what self management is. 

Sentences 2314 form a coherent paragraph. Therefore, 2314 is the correct answer. 

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