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Nursing Diagnosis List

Nursing Diagnosis List Grouped Under Functional Health Patterns

Functions / Pattern


Health perception-health management

Health maintenance, alterations in

Noncompliance                   Potential for injury              Energy Field Disturbance

Growth and Development, Altered: 
Adult Failure to Thrive, Risk for Altered Growth, Risk for Altered Development,

Health Maintenance Altered                                             Surgical Recovery, Delayed

Health Seeking Behaviours                                               Injury, Risk  for Suffocation, Poisoning, Trauma

Injury, Risk for Perioperative Positioning                       Management of Therapeutic Regimen, inEffective


Nutrition, alterations in, less/more than body requirements

Oral mucous membrane, alterations in                           Skin integrity, impairment of

Adaptive Capacity, Decreased: Intracranial Body Temperature, High Risk for Altered Thermoregulation

Hypothermia, Hyperthermia                                            Ineffective Breastfeeding

Fluid Volume Deficit / Excess / Imbalance                    Risk for Infection, Risk for Infection Transmission, Risk for Latex Allergy                                                              Altered Tissue Integrity


Bowel elimination, alterations in:   constipation,    diarrhea,     incontinence ,     risk for…

Urinary elimination, alteration in patterns of Urinary Retention

Incontinence:   Total,  Functional, Reflex, Urge Incontinence,

Maturational Enuresis


Activity intolerance             Airway clearance, ineffective           Breathing patterns, ineffective

Cardiac output, alterations in: decreased                       Diversional activity deficit

Gas exchange, impaired                                                     Home maintenance management, impaired

Mobility, impaired physical (bed, walking, wheelchair)               Respiratory function, alterations in

Self-care deficit:  Total,  Feeding,  Bathing/hygiene,  Dressing/grooming,  Toileting

Tissue perfusion, alteration in     Cerebral,  Cardiopulmonary,  Renal,  Gastrointestinal,  Peripheral


Sleep pattern disturbance                                                  sleep deprivation


Comfort, alterations in: pain, chronic pain, nausea                     Knowledge deficit (specify)

Sensory-perceptual alterations: Visual,  Auditory,  Kinesthetic, Gustatory,  Tactile,  Olfactory

Confusion (acute, chronic)                                                risk for aspiration,                 unilateral neglect


Thought processes, alterations in:  Anxiety,  Fear,  Fatigue, Powerlessness,  Hopelessness

Self-concept, disturbance in                                              Death Anxiety

Self-concept disturbance:  low self-esteem,  body image disturbance,   personal identity disturbance


Communication, impaired verbal                                    Family processes, alterations in

Grieving (specify)                                Parenting, alterations in                                      altered role performance

Social isolation                                     impaired social interaction                                Violence, potential for,   

Sexuality / reproductive

Sexual dysfunction,                                                            Altered sexual pattern

Rape trauma syndrome

Coping stress tolerance

Coping, ineffective individual                                           Coping, ineffective family

Caregiver role strain


Spiritual distress