Nursing Care Plan: Activity Intolerance

Activity Intolerance, NCP

Activity Intolerance

Weakness; Deconditioned; Sedentary

NANDA: Insufficient physiological or psychological energy to endure or complete required or desired daily activities

Common Related Factors

Generalized Weakness
Deconditioned state
Sedentary lifestyle
Insufficient sleep or rest periods
Depression or lack of motivation
Prolonged bed rest
Imposed activity restriction
Imbalanced between oxygen supply and demand
Side effects of medications

Defining Characteristics

Verbal report of fatigue or weakness
Inability to begin or perform activity
Abnormal heart rate or blood pressure (BP) response to activity
Exertional discomfort or dyspnea

Common Expected Outcomes

  • Patient maintains activity level within capabilities, as evidenced by normal heart rate and blood pressure during activity, as well as absence of shortness of breath, weakness, and fatigue
  • Patient verbalizes and uses energy-conversation techniques

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