Nursing diagnosis – RISK FOR CONSTIPATION

ShareRISK  FOR  CONSTIPATION DEFINITION At risk for a decrease in normal frequency of defecation accompa- nied by difficult or incomplete passage of stool and/or passage of excessively hard, dry stool RISK FACTORS • Functional: Habitual denial anti-inflammatory agents, and ignoring urge to defecate, recent environmental changes, inadequate toileting, irregular defecation habits, insufficient physical activity, and [...]

Nursing diagnosis – PERCEIVED CONSTIPATION

SharePERCEIVED  CONSTIPATION DEFINITION Self-diagnosis of constipation and abuse of laxatives, enemas, and suppositories to ensure a daily bowel movement DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Expectation of passage of stools at the same time each day • Overuse of laxatives, enemas, and/or suppositories RELATED FACTORS • Cultural health beliefs • Faulty appraisal • Family health beliefs • Impaired [...]

Nursing diagnosis – CONSTIPATION

ShareCONSTIPATION DEFINITION Decrease in normal frequency of defecation accompanied by difficult or incomplete passage of stool and/or passage of excessively hard, dry stool DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Palpable rectal or abdominal mass • Borborygmi, hypoactive or hyperactive bowel sounds, or abdomi- nal dullness on percussion • Bright red blood with stools; bark-colored or black, tarry stools; [...]