00109 Dressing self-care deficit

00109 Dressing self-care deficit

Definition of the NANDA label

State in which the individual has an inability to perform or complete the activities of dressing and grooming himself.

Inability to independently put on or remove clothing.

Defining characteristics

• Difficulty choosing clothes.
• Inability to use assistive devices.
• Inability to use zippers.
• Difficulty taking off clothes.
• Inability to put on socks.
• Inability to put on upper and lower body clothing.
• Impaired ability to put on or take off necessary clothing items.
• Difficulty buttoning clothes.
• Inability to obtain or replace articles of clothing.
• Inability to keep a satisfactory appearance.
• Difficulty holding clothes.
• Inability to put on shoes.

Related factors

• Decreased or lack of motivation.
• Weakness or tiredness.
• Severe anxiety.
• Perceptual or cognitive impairment.
• Pain.
• Neuromuscular impairment.
• Musculoskeletal impairment.
• Environmental barriers.
• Upset.

Associated condition

– Alteration in cognitive functioning
– Musculoskeletal impairment
– Neuromuscular impairment
– Perceptual disorders


• AVD personal care.
• Personal care: hairstyle.
• Personal care: dress.


• Help with self-care: dressing / grooming.
• Hair care.