Ineffective Therapeutic regimen management

Pattern of regulating and integrating into daily living a program for treatment of illness and the sequelae of illness that is unsatisfactory for meeting specific health goals

Defining Characteristics:
  • Choices of daily living ineffective for meeting the goals of a treatment or prevention program; 
  • verbalizes that did not take action to reduce risk factors for progression of illness and sequelae; 
  • verbalizes desire to manage the treatment of illness and prevention of sequelae; 
  • verbalizes difficulty with regulation of one or more prescribed regimens for prevention of complications and the treatment or illness or its effects; 
  • verbalizes that did not take action to include treatment regimens in daily routines

Related Factors:
  • Perceived barriers; 
  • social support deficits; 
  • powerlessness; 
  • perceived susceptibility; 
  • perceived benefits; 
  • mistrust of regimen and/or health care personnel; 
  • knowledge deficit; 
  • family patterns of health care; 
  • family conflict; 
  • excessive demands made on individual or family; 
  • economic difficulties; 
  • decisional conflicts; 
  • complexity of therapeutic regimen; 
  • complexity of health care system; 
  • perceived seriousness; 
  • inadequate number and types of cues to action
NOC Outcomes (Nursing Outcomes Classification)

Suggested NOC Labels
  • Decision Making
  • Knowledge: Disease Process
  • Knowledge: Treatment Regimen
  • Participation: Health Care Decisions
  • Symptom Severity
  • Treatment Behavior: Illness or Injury
Client Outcomes
  • Describes daily food and fluid intake that meets therapeutic goals
  • Describes activity/exercise patterns that meet therapeutic goals
  • Describes scheduling of medications to meet therapeutic goals
  • Verbalizes ability to manage therapeutic regimens
  • Collaborates with health providers to decide on a therapeutic regimen that is congruent with health goals and lifestyle
NIC Interventions (Nursing Interventions Classification)

Suggested NIC Labels
  • Anticipatory Guidance
  • Health Education
  • Health Screening
  • Health System Guidance
  • Learning Facilitation
  • Learning Readiness Enhancement
  • Risk Identification
  • Self-Modification Assistance

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