00016 Impaired urinary elimination

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00016 Impaired urinary elimination

Definition of the NANDA label

Impaired urinary elimination is the state in which the individual experiences a disorder in the emission of urine.

Dysfunction in urine elimination.

Defining characteristics

  • Urinary incontinence.
  • Dysuria.
  • Urgent need to urinate.
  • Polish.
  • Nocturia.
  • Urinary retention.
  • Difficulty starting the urine stream.

Related factors

  • Anatomical obstruction.
  • Sensory and motor impairment.
  • Genitourinary tract infection.
  • Multicausality.

Associated condition

  • Anatomic obstruction
  • Sensory motor impairment
  • Urinary tract infection


  • Urinary continence.
  • Urinary elimination.


  • Urinary incontinence care.
  • Urinary bladder training.
  • Management of urinary elimination.

This diagnosis will retire from the NANDA-I Taxonomy in the 2021-2023 edition if no specific related factors are developed.

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