00115 Risk for disorganized infant behavior

00115 Risk for disorganized infant behavior

Definition of the NANDA label

Risk of suffering an alteration in the integration and modulation of the physiological and behavioral functioning systems (that is, autonomic, motor, sleep / wake, organizational, self-regulatory and attention-interaction systems).

Susceptible to disintegration in the pattern of modulation of the physiological and neurobehavioral systems of functioning, which may compromise health.

Risk factors

• Pain.
• Oral or motor problems.
• Environmental overstimulation.
• Lack of containment or limits.
• Prematurity.
• Invasive or painful procedures.

At risk population

• Low postconceptual age
• Prematurity
• Prenatal exposure to teratogen

Associated condition

• Congenital disorder
• Genetic disorder
• Infant illness
• Immature neurological functioning
• Impaired infant motor functioning
• Invasive procedure
• Infant oral impairment


• Adaptation of the child to hospitalization.


• Environmental management.
• Contact.
• Surveillance.
• Presence.
• Pre-surgical teaching to parents.
• Change of position.
• Infant care.
• Improved sleep.

This diagnosis will retire from the NANDA-I Taxonomy in the 2021-2023 edition unless additional work is completed to bring it up to a level of evidence 2.1 or higher.