00078 Ineffective health management

00078 Ineffective health management

Definition of the NANDA label

Pattern of regulation and integration into daily life of a therapeutic program for disease or its sequelae that is unsatisfactory for the achievement of specific health goals.

Pattern of regulating and integrating into daily living a therapeutic regimen for the treatment of illness and its sequelae that is unsatisfactory for meeting specific health goals.

Defining characteristics

• Choosing ineffective activities to achieve the goals of a treatment or prevention program.
• Verbal references about intentions to control the treatment of the disease and prevention of sequelae.
• Verbal references about difficulties with the regulation or integration of one or more prescribed regimens for the treatment of the disease or the prevention of complications.
• Verbal references that show the non-incorporation of treatment regimens in daily life.
• Verbal references that show the lack of action in reducing risk factors for disease progression and sequelae.

Related factors

• Complexity of the health care system.
• Complexity of therapeutic regimen.
• Conflicts in decision making.
• Excessive demands on an individual.
• Excessive demands on a family.
• Family problems.
• Family health care models.
• Lack of knowledge.
• Distrust of the prescribed treatment regimen.
• Mistrust of the health personnel in charge
of care.
• Subjective perception of gravity.
• Perception of susceptibility.
• Perceived benefits.
• Impotence.
• Economic difficulties.
• Perception of obstacles.
• Lack of adequate support systems.

At risk population

• Economically disadvantaged


• Compliance behavior.
• Therapeutic behavior: illness or injury.
• Knowledge of the therapeutic regimen.
• Participation: decisions about health care.


• Behavior modification.
• Help in modifying oneself.
• Promote family involvement.
• Behavior management.
• Health system guides.
• Health education.
• Identification of risks.
• Agreements with the patient.
• Education disease process.
• Facilitate self-responsibility.
• Support in decision making.