Bathing / Hygiene Self-care Deficit

Bathing / Hygiene Self-care Deficit

Impaired ability to perform or complete bathing/hygiene activities for oneself

Defining Characteristics:

Inability to: wash body or body parts;
obtain or get to water source;
regulate temperature or flow of bath water;
get bath supplies;
dry body;
get in and out of bathroom

Impaired physical mobility-functional level classification:
0 Completely independent
1 Requires use of equipment or device
2 Requires help from another person for assistance, supervision, or teaching
3 Requires help from another person and equipment or device
4 Dependent—does not participate in activity

Related Factors:

Decreased or lack of motivation;
weakness and tiredness;
severe anxiety;
inability to perceive body part or spatial relationship;
perceptual or cognitive impairment;
neuromuscular impairment;
musculoskeletal impairment;
environmental barriers

NOC Outcomes (Nursing Outcomes Classification)

Suggested NOC Labels

Self-Care: Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Self-Care: Bathing
Self-Care: Hygiene

Client Outcomes

Remains free of body odor and maintains intact skin
States satisfaction with ability to use adaptive devices to bathe
Bathes with assistance of caregiver as needed without anxiety
Explains and uses methods to bathe safely and with minimal difficulty

NIC Interventions (Nursing Interventions Classification)

Suggested NIC Labels

Self-Care Assistance: Bathing/Hygiene

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