Archive for the 'Growth and Development' Category

Nursing diagnosis – RISK FOR DISPROPORTIONATE GROWTH

ShareRISK  FOR  DISPROPORTIONATE  GROWTH DEFINITION At risk for growth above the 97th percentile or below the 3rd per- centile for age, crossing the percentile channels RISK FACTORS · Altered nutritional status · Inability to digest and absorb · Any disease that persists over nutrients time, especially during critical periods of development · Neuroendocrine factors, such [...]

Nursing diagnosis – DELAYED GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

ShareDELAYED  GROWTH  AND  DEVELOPMENT DEFINITION Deviations from age-group norms DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Altered physical growth • Delay or difficulty in performing motor, social, or expressive skills typical of age group • Flat affect • Listlessness and decreased response • Inability to perform self-care activities or maintain self-control at age-appropriate level RELATED FACTORS • Effect of [...]