Impaired Physical Mobility Nanda Definition: a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the state in the which an individual has a Limitation in independent, purposeful physical movement of the body or of one or more extremities.
Alteration in mobility may be a temporary or more permanent problem. Most disease and rehabilitative states involve some degree of immobility (eg, as seen in strokes, leg fracture, trauma, morbid obesity, and multiple sclerosis). With the longer life expectancy for most Americans, the incidence of disease and disability Continues to grow. And with shorter hospital stays, Patients are being transferred to rehabilitation facilities or sent home for physical therapy in the home environment.
Mobility is also related to body changes from aging. Loss of muscle mass, reduction in muscle strength and function, stiffer and less mobile joints, affecting balance and gait changes can significantly compromise the mobility of elderly Patients. Mobility is paramount if elderly Patients are to maintain any independent living. Restricted movement affects the performance of most activities of daily living (ADLs). Elderly Patients are also at Increased risk for the complications of immobility. Nursing goals are to maintain functional ability, Prevent additional impairment of physical activity, and Ensure a safe environment.
Nursing Diagnosis for Scoliosis: Impaired Physical Mobility related to postural imbalance.
Purpose : Increase physical mobility
Plan of action
1. Assess the level of physical mobility.
Rational: Influencing choice / control the effectiveness of interventions.
2. Increase activity if pain is reduced.
Rationale: Provides the opportunity to release energy.
3. Teaching aids and active joint range of motion exercises.
Rationale: Increases muscle strength and circulation.
4. Involve the family in performing self-care.
Rational: The family that cooperate to relieve the officer, and provide comfort to patients.