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The four sentences (labelled 1, 2, 3, and 4) given below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequence of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer.
Question 26 : 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.
2 is the best opening statement. 3 elaborates on the idea in 2 of patients “having control” over their lives. So, 3 follows 2. Statement 1 defines the term ‘self-management’ mentioned in 3; so, 1 follows 3. 4 expands on an idea related to self-management, ‘self-management support’. So, the right sequence is 2314.
2314 is the correct answer.
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