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In certain parts of rural Mongolia, many villagers suffer

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In certain parts of rural Mongolia, many villagers suffer from fungal infections of the feet and toenails because of poor foot hygiene. Fungal foot infections can cause the need for eventual amputation if left untreated. In order to combat the problem of untreated fungal infections, the public health department in Mongolia distributed a pamphlet to rural villagers instructing them on how to perform weekly foot checks to detect fungal infections of the foot.

Which of the following, if true, is the best criticism of the pamphlet as a method of achieving the public health department's goal?

(A) Once fungal infections of the foot have been detected, the effectiveness of treatment varies from person to person.
(B) The pamphlet was sent to all rural villagers, even those that practice good foot hygiene.
(C) Fungal infections of the foot are much more common in men than in women, yet both sexes received the pamphlet.
(D) People who do not use proper hygiene to care for their feet are unlikely to perform weekly checks of their feet for fungal infections.
(E) A previous pamphlet from the public health department of Mongolia that warned of the dangers of smoking met with limited success in all parts of Mongolia.

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In certain parts of rural Mongolia, many villagers suffer from fungal infections of the feet and toenails because of poor foot hygiene. Fungal foot infections can cause the need for eventual amputation if left untreated. In order to combat the problem of untreated fungal infections, the public health department in Mongolia distributed a pamphlet to rural villagers instructing them on how to perform weekly foot checks to detect fungal infections of the foot.

Which of the following, if true, is the best criticism of the pamphlet as a method of achieving the public health department's goal?

(A) Once fungal infections of the foot have been detected, the effectiveness of treatment varies from person to person.
(B) The pamphlet was sent to all rural villagers, even those that practice good foot hygiene.
(C) Fungal infections of the foot are much more common in men than in women, yet both sexes received the pamphlet.
(D) People who do not use proper hygiene to care for their feet are unlikely to perform weekly checks of their feet for fungal infections.
(E) A previous pamphlet from the public health department of Mongolia that warned of the dangers of smoking met with limited success in all parts of Mongolia.

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(A) Once fungal infections of the foot have been detected, the effectiveness of treatment varies from person to person.- Out of scope...The aim is to detect the fungal infection first
(B) The pamphlet was sent to all rural villagers, even those that practice good foot hygiene.- out of scope
(C) Fungal infections of the foot are much more common in men than in women, yet both sexes received the pamphlet.- Out of scope
(D) People who do not use proper hygiene to care for their feet are unlikely to perform weekly checks of their feet for fungal infections.-correct... if the villagers dont care about the infection itself its unlikely that they will bother to raed the pamphlet and check their foot for the infection
(E) A previous pamphlet from the public health department of Mongolia that warned of the dangers of smoking met with limited success in all parts of Mongolia.- we cannot compare two different events...
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Answer D - In this question you are asked to find the best criticism of the pamphlet put out by the public health department in Mongolia. This question is somewhat unique and falls between a normal weaken question and a normal flaw question in terms of its structure. By going through the answer choices one at a time, you can find the one that best expresses why the pamphlet might fail. Choice (D) does this best by suggesting that those most in need of weekly self examinations are precisely those who are least likely to perform the checks.

Choice (A) is not really a criticism of the pamphlet. As long as people read the pamphlet, check for an infection, and seek medical help, the pamphlet will be a success – even if treatment is ineffective in some patients.

Choices (B) and (C) are similar in that they say that the pamphlet was sent to more people than was necessary. This may be a waste of paper, but it would not prevent the pamphlet from achieving its goal. Just because women and people with good hygiene received the pamphlet, it does not prevent the pamphlet from being effective for men and those with poor hygiene.

In choice (E), the limited success of the previous pamphlet does not have much bearing on the current pamphlet. We do not learn enough from this statement to know if previous experience with pamphlets can be generalized and applied to the current situation.
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This question asks for the best criticism of the pamphlet put out by the public health department in Mongolia, so this is a Weaken question.

The stimulus states that, due to poor foot hygiene, many Mongolian villagers suffer from fungal foot infections. The public health department plans to distribute a pamphlet with instructions on weekly foot checks to help combat this problem.

When a stimulus lays out a plan, find a reason why the plan won't work on it's own terms.

(D) weakens the plan by suggesting that those most in need of weekly self-examinations are precisely those who are least likely to follow the advice of the pamphlet and perform the checks.

(A) is not a criticism of the pamphlet. As long as people read the pamphlet, check for an infection, and seek medical help, the pamphlet will be a success - even if treatment is ineffective in some patients.

(B) and (C) are similar in that they say that the pamphlet was sent to more people than was necessary. This may be a waste of paper, but it would not prevent the pamphlet from achieving its goal. Just because women and people with good hygiene received the pamphlet does not prevent the pamphlet from being effective for men and those with poor hygiene.

In (E), the limited success of the previous pamphlet does not have a bearing on the current pamphlet. There's not enough in this statement to know whether previous experience with pamphlets can be generalized and applied to the current situation.
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