00092 Activity intolerance

00092 Activity intolerance

Definition of the NANDA label

State in which the individual lacks enough physical or mental energy to develop or finish the daily activities that he requires or wants.

Insufficient physiological or psychological energy to endure or complete required or desired daily activities.

Defining characteristics

• Verbal references of feeling fatigue or weakness.
• Alterations in:
– The heart rate.
– Blood pressure.
– The respiratory rate before the activity.
• Electrocardiographic changes indicative of:
– Arrhythmias.
– Ischemia.
• Discomfort or dyspnea on exertion.

Related factors

• Bed rest and immobility.
• General weakness.
• Sedentary lifestyle.
• Imbalance between the demands and the contribution of oxygen.

At risk population

• History of previous activity intolerance

Associated condition

• Circulatory problem – Respiratory condition


• Energy conservation.
• Personal care: activities of daily living (ADL).
• Personal care: instrumental activities
of daily life (AIVD).
• Resistance.
• Tolerance to the activity.


• Energy management.
• Nutrition management.
• Helps with self-care.
• Assistance in home maintenance.
• Promotion of exercise.
• Art therapy.
• Activity therapy.