00088 Ambulation Deterioration

Domain 4: activity/rest
Class 2: activity/exercise
Diagnostic Code: <00088
Nanda label: ambulation deterioration
Diagnostic focus: ambulation
Approved 1998 • Revised 2006, 2017 • Evidence level 2.1

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

The Nanda nursing diagnosis « ambulation deterioration is defined as: limitation of independent movement on foot in the environment.

Definite characteristics

  • Difficulty walking in decline
  • Difficulty in walking on slope
  • Difficulty walking on an irregular surface
  • Difficulty walking the required distance
  • Difficulty climbing stairs
  • Difficulty to overcome the curbs

Related factors

  • alteration of the mood
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Limitations of the environment
  • Fear of falls
  • Inappropriate knowledge about mobility strategies
  • Insufficient muscle strength
  • Insufficient physical resistance
  • Neurocomportal manifestations
  • Obesity
  • Pain
  • Loss of physical condition

Associated problems

  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Postural balance deterioration
  • Musculoskeletic deterioration
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Vision disorders