Nursing Diagnosis – Code 00078 Ineffective health management (1994, 2008; LOE 2.1)

Domain 1. Health Promotion Class 2. Health Management

Ineffective health management

Definition Pattern of regulating and integrating into daily living a therapeutic regimen for the treatment of illness and its sequelae that is unsatisfactory for meeting specific health goals.

Defining Characteristics

■ Difficulty with prescribed regimen ■ Failure to include treatment regimen in daily living
■ Failure to take action to reduce risk factor ■ Ineffective choices in daily living for meeting health goal

Related Factors

■ Complex treatment regimen ■ Complexity of healthcare system ■ Decisional conflict ■ Economically disadvantaged ■ Excessive demands ■ Family conflict ■ Family pattern of healthcare ■ Inadequate number of cues to action
■ Insufficient knowledge of therapeutic regimen ■ Insufficient social support ■ Perceived barrier ■ Perceived benefit ■ Perceived seriousness of condition ■ Perceived susceptibility ■ Powerlessness