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:
00140 Risk for self-directed violence
00017 Stress urinary incontinence
00168 Sedentary lifestyle
00127 Syndrome of deterioration in the interpretation of the environment
00043 Ineffective protection
00003 Risk of nutritional imbalance due to excess
00089 Impaired wheelchair mobility
00021 Total urinary incontinence
00172 Risk for complicated grieving
00139 Risk for self-mutilation