00279 Deterioration Of Thought Processes

Domain 5: perception/cognition
Class 4: cognition
Diagnostic Code: 00279
Nanda label: deterioration of thought processes
Diagnostic focus: thought processes
approved 2020 • Evidence level 2.3

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

Nanda nursing diagnosis « deterioration of thought processes is defined as: alteration of cognitive functioning that affects the mental processes involved in the development of concepts and categories, reasoning and problem solving .

Definite characteristics

  • Difficulty to communicate verbally
  • Difficulty in carrying out the instrumental activities of daily life
  • Disorganized thought sequence
  • Express unreal thoughts
  • Deterioration of the interpretation of events
  • Trial deterioration
  • Emotional response inadequate to situations
  • Limited ability to find solutions to daily situations
  • Limited ability to make decisions
  • Limited ability to make the expected social roles
  • Limited ability to plan activities
  • Limited ability to control impulses
  • Obsessions
  • Phobic disorders
  • suspicions

Related factors

  • Acute confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Disorientation
  • Fear
  • Duel
  • Symptoms of non -psychotic depression
  • Pain
  • Stressors
  • Inappropriate use of substances
  • Uncvied trauma

Risk population

  • People at economic disadvantage
  • People in the immediate postoperative period
  • Older adults
  • Pregnant women

Associated problems

  • Cerebral lesions
  • Severe condition
  • Hallucinations
  • Mental disorders
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Pharmacological preparations