00149 Risk for relocation stress syndrome

00149 Risk for relocation stress syndrome

Definition of the NANDA label

Situation in which there is a danger of suffering physiological or psychological alterations as a consequence of the transfer from one environment to another.

Susceptible to physiological and/or psychosocial disturbance following transfer from one environment to another, which may compromise health.

Risk factors

• Moderate to significant environmental change (eg, physical, ethnic, cultural).
• Temporary or permanent transfer.
• Voluntary or involuntary transfer.
• Lack of adequate support from the group or system.
• Feelings of helplessness.
• Mild impairment of mental competence (eg, alert enough to undergo the changes).
• Unforeseen experience.
• Deterioration of physical or psychosocial health status.
• Lack of advice prior to transfer.
• Passive coping.
• Concurrent, previous or current losses.

At risk population

• History of loss

Associated condition

• Compromised health status
• Deficient mental competence
• Impaired psychosocial functioning


• Preparation for discharge: living with support.


• Reduction of stress due to relocation.
• Discharge planning.
• Promote family involvement.
• Family support.
• Health system guides

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.