00145 Risk for post-trauma syndrome

00145 Risk for post-trauma syndrome

Definition of the NANDA label

Risk of presenting a sustained maladaptive response to a traumatic or overwhelming event.

Susceptible to sustained maladaptive response to a traumatic, overwhelming event, which may compromise health.

Risk factors

• Exaggerated sense of responsibility.
• Perception of the event.
• Decreased strength of the ego.
• Occupation (eg, police, firefighter, rescue personnel, corrections, emergency room personnel, mental health).
• Role of survivor in the event.
• Displacement of the household.
• Inadequate social support.
• Lack of support from the environment.
• Duration of the event.

At risk population

• Destruction of one’s home
• Displacement from home
• Duration of traumatic event
• Event outside the range of usual human experience
• Exposure to disaster
• Exposure to epidemic
• Exposure to event involving multiple deaths
• Exposure to war
• History of abuse
• History of being a prisoner of war
• History of criminal victimization
• History of torture
• Human service occupations
• Serious accident
• Serious injury to loved one
• Serious threat to loved one
• Serious threat to self
• Witnessing mutilation
• Witnessing violent death


• Control of depression.
• Level of depression.
• Recovery from abuse: emotional.
• Recovery from abuse: sexual.
• Overcoming problems.


• Control of mood.
• Give hope.
• Support in the protection against abuse.
• Advice.
• Increase coping.
• Intervention in case of crisis.
• Treatment of the trauma of rape.

This diagnosis will retire from the NANDA-I Taxonomy in the 2021-2023 edition unless additional work along with Post-trauma syndrome (00141) is completed.