00231 Risk Of Elderly Fragility Syndrome

Domain 1: health promotion
Class 2: Health Management
Diagnostic Code: 00231
Nanda label: risk of fragility syndrome of the elderly
Diagnostic focus: elder’s fragility syndrome
Approved 2013 • Revised 2017 • Evidence level 2.1

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

Nanda’s nursing diagnosis « risk of the elderly fragility syndrome deterioration in one or more health domains (physical, functional, psychological or social) that produces an increase in susceptibility for adverse health effects, particularly to disability.

Risk factors

  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Decrease in energy
  • Decrease in muscle strength
  • Exhaustion
  • Fear of falls
  • Postural balance deterioration
  • Insufficient knowledge of modifiable factors
  • Inadequate social support
  • Malnutrition
  • Neurocomportal manifestations
  • Obesity
  • Sadness
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Risk population

  • People at economic disadvantage
  • People> 70 years of age
  • People who experience prolonged hospitalization
  • People for whom to walk 4 meters requires> 5 seconds (15 feet> 6 seconds)
  • People who live alone
  • People living in restricted spaces
  • People with a history of falls
  • People with low educational level
  • People with unintempted loss of 25 % of body weight in a year
  • People with unintempted loss> 4.5 kg (> 10 pounds) in a year
  • Socially vulnerable people
  • Women

Associated problems

  • Anorexia
  • Blood coagulation disorders
  • Chronic disease
  • Decreased blood concentration of 25-hydroxivitamin D
  • Depression
  • Endocrine regulation dysfunction
  • Mental disorders
  • Sarcopenia
  • Sarcopenic obesity
  • Sensitivity disorders
  • Suppression of the inflammatory response