Definition: Insufficient physiologic or psychological energy to endure or complete required or desired daily activities.
Bed rest or immobility
Imbalance between oxygen supply and demand
[Cognitive deficits/emotional status; secondary to underlying disease process/depression]
[Pain, vertigo, extreme stress]
Report of fatigue or weakness
Exertional discomfort or dyspnea
[Verbalizes no desire and/or lack of interest in activity]
FUNCTIONAL LEVEL CLASSIFICATION (GORDON, 1987):
Sample NIC linkages:
Activity Therapy: Prescription of and assistance with specific physical, cognitive, social, and spiritual activities to increase the range, frequency, or duration of an individual’s (or group’s) activity.
Energy Management: Regulating energy use to treat or prevent fatigue and optimize function.
Exercise Promotion: Facilitation of regular physical exercise to maintain or advance to a higher level of fitness and health.
Note presence of acute or chronic illness, such as heart failure, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, AIDS, cancers, acute and chronic pain, etc....continue...