Definition of the NANDA label
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements with involuntary passing of stool.
Involuntary passage of stool.
- Urgency to defecate and lack of response to this urgency.
- Constant dripping of loose stools.
- Fecal odor and fecal stains on clothing or bed.
- Inability to feel the sensation of rectal fullness.
- Reddened perianal skin.
- Inability to pass formed stool.
- Chronic diarrhea.
- Fecal impaction.
- Diet habits.
- Incomplete intestinal emptying.
- Rectal sphincter abnormality and colorectal lesions.
- Injuries to the superior motor nerves.
- Generalized muscular hypotonia.
- Disorders of perception and consciousness.
- Body immobility.
- Laxative abuse.
- Stress and anxiety.
- Physical or psychological inability to access services.
- High abdominal or intestinal pressure.
- Poor personal hygiene.
- Abnormal increase in abdominal pressure – Abnormal increase in intestinal pressure – Alteration in cognitive functioning – Chronic diarrhea
- Colorectal lesion
- Dysfunctional rectal sphincter
- Impaired reservoir capacity
- Lower motor nerve damage
- Pharmaceutical agent
- Rectal sphincter abnormality
- Upper motor nerve damage
- Intestinal continence.
- Bowel elimination.
- Tissue integrity: skin and mucous membranes.
- Bowel incontinence care.
- Bowel training.
- Bowel management.
- Perineal care.
Other NANDA diagnoses:
00142 Rape-trauma syndrome
00119 Chronic low self-esteem
00003 Risk of nutritional imbalance due to excess
00052 Impaired social interaction
00176 Overflow urinary incontinence
00055 Ineffective role performance
00068 Readiness for enhanced spiritual well-being
00159 Readiness for enhanced family processes
00076 Readiness for enhanced community coping
00116 Disorganized infant behavior