Nursing Diagnosis – Code 00188 Risk-prone health behavior (1986, 1998, 2006, 2008; LOE 2.1)

Domain 1. Health Promotion Class 2. Health Management

Risk-prone health behavior

Definition Impaired ability to modify lifestyle/behaviors in a manner that improves health status.

Defining Characteristics

■ Failure to achieve optimal sense of control ■ Failure to take action that prevents health problem
■ Minimizes health status change ■ Nonacceptance of health status change

Related Factors

■ Economically disadvantaged ■ Inadequate comprehension ■ Insufficient social support ■ Low self-efficacy
■ Negative attitude toward healthcare ■ Smoking ■ Stressors ■ Substance abuse