00059 Sexual dysfunction

00059 Sexual dysfunction

Definition of the NANDA label

State in which the individual presents a change in their sexual function and considers it unsatisfactory, inadequate or not very rewarding.

A state in which an individual experiences a change in sexual function during the sexual response phases of desire, arousal, and/or orgasm, which is viewed as unsatisfying, unrewarding, or inadequate.

Defining characteristics

• Verbal references to the problem.
• Perception of alteration in the performance of sexual function.
• Alteration in the relationship with the partner.
• Difficulty in achieving sexual satisfaction.
• Conflicts of values.
• Change of interest in oneself and in others.
• Continuous search for confirmation of being sexually desirable.
• Sexual limitations imposed by disease or treatment.

Related factors

• Lack of adequate sexual function model or existence of an inadequate model.
• Lack of adequate information or knowledge, or existence of inadequate information.
• Biopsychosocial alterations of sexuality.
• Physical abuse.
• Psychosocial abuse (harmful relationships).
• Vulnerability.
• Conflict of values.
• Lack of privacy.
• Absence of the loved one or significant other.
• Alteration of body structure or functions:
– Pregnancy.
– Recent delivery.
– Effect of drugs.
– Surgery.
– Physical defects.
– Pathological processes.
– Trauma.
– Radiation.

At risk population

• Absence of significant other

Associated condition

• Alteration in body function
• Alteration in body structure


• Risk control: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
• State of physical aging.
• Sexual function.
• Recovery from abuse: sexual.


• Education: safe sex.
• Identification of risks.
• Behavior modification.
• Protection against infection.
• Sexual counseling.
• Support in the protection against abuse.
• Advice.
• Increase coping.