Definition of the NANDA label
Subjective Constipation is the state in which the individual self-diagnoses constipation and abuse of laxatives, and ensures a daily intestinal elimination by resorting to the use of laxatives, enemas and suppositories.
Self-diagnosis of constipation combined with abuse of laxatives, enemas, and/or suppositories to ensure a daily bowel movement.
- References about expectations of having a daily bowel movement using laxatives, enemas or suppositories abusively.
- Reference of the purpose and hope of having a daily bowel movement at the same time.
- Family or cultural beliefs in the field of health.
- Inadequate assessment of the individual himself.
- Impaired thought processes.
- Beliefs about health.
- Health beliefs: perceived threat.
- Bowel elimination.
- Clarification of values.
- Health education.
- Individual education.
- Bowel management.
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.