00093 Fatigue

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00093 Fatigue

Definition of the NANDA label

State in which the individual experiences an overwhelming and sustained feeling of exhaustion and a diminished capacity to carry out physical or intellectual work at the usual level.

An overwhelming sustained sense of exhaustion and decreased capacity for physical and mental work at the usual level.

Defining characteristics

• Inability to replenish energy even after sleep.
• Ongoing verbal references to a complete lack of energy.
• Lack of energy or difficulty in carrying out regular physical activity.
• Perception of needing additional energy to be able to carry out normal activities.
• Increase in physical discomfort.
• Increase in rest requirements.
• Drowsiness.
• Concentration disorder.
• Decreased performance.
• Lethargy, tiredness or fatigue.
• Disinterest in the environment, there is introspection.
• Decreased libido.
• Feeling of guilt for not assuming responsibilities.
• Inability to perform usual routines.

Related factors


• Humidity.
• Temperature.
• Light.
• Noise.


• Sleep deprivation.
• Increased physical exercise.
• Disease.
• Physical discomfort.
• Anemia and malnutrition.
• Pregnancy.


• Boring lifestyle.
• Stress.
• Anxiety and depression.


• Professional occupation.
• Negative life events.

At risk population

• Demanding occupation
• Exposure to negative life event

Associated condition

• Anemia
• Pregnancy
• Illness


• Energy conservation.
• Psychomotor energy.
• Nutritional status: energy.
• Resistance.
• Tolerance to the activity.


• Environmental management.
• Energy management.
• Control of mood.
• Nutrition management.
• Activity therapy.

This diagnosis will retire from the NANDA-I Taxonomy in the 2021-2023 edition unless additional work is completed to bring it up to a level of evidence 2.1 or higher.

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