00102 Feeding self-care deficit

00102 Feeding self-care deficit

Definition of the NANDA label

State in which the individual presents a deterioration in the ability to carry out or complete the activities necessary for feeding independently and effectively.

Inability to eat independently.

Defining characteristics

• Inability to:
– Swallow food.
– Prepare them for ingestion.
– Handle utensils.
– Chew the food.
– Use assistive devices.
– Grab food with utensils.
– Open the containers.
– Eat food safely.
– Move food in the mouth.
– Bring food from a receptacle to the mouth.
– Complete a meal.
– Eat food in a socially acceptable way.
– Take the cup or glass.
– Eat enough food.

Related factors

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

Associated condition

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


• Personal care: activities of daily living (ADL).
• Personal care: eat.
• State of swallowing.
• Nutritional condition.
• Nutritional status: food and liquid intake.


• Help with self-care: feeding.
• Swallowing therapy.
• Food.
• Nutritional advice.
• Nutrition management.
• Nutritional monitoring.