00193 Self-neglect

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00193 Self-neglect

Definition of the NANDA label

Constellation of culturally framed behaviors that involve one or more self-care activities in which there is a failure to maintain socially acceptable standards of health and well-being.

A constellation of culturally framed behaviors involving one or more self-care activities in which there is a failure to maintain a socially accepted standard of health and well-being (Gibbons, Lauder & Ludwick, 2006).

Defining characteristics

• Inadequate personal hygiene.
• Inadequate environmental hygiene.
• Non-adherence to health-related activities.

Related factors

• Capgras syndrome.
• Cognitive impairment (eg, dementia).
• Depression.
• Difficulty in learning.
• Fear of institutionalization.
• Frontal lobe and skill dysfunction
executive processing.
• Functional impairment.
• Lifestyle / choice.
• Maintenance of control.
• Simulation of illness.
• Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
• Schizotypal personality disorder.
• Substance abuse.
• Vital stressors.

NOC

• Preparation of information.
• Self-care.
• Hygiene.
• Self-care.
• Communication.
• Responsibility.
• Social activities.

NIC

• Information management.
• Help in making health decisions.
• Favor family support.
• Promotion of the role.
• Healthy behavior.
• Prevention.
• Promote self-responsibility.

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