- Activities of daily living, including routines of exercise, leisure, and recreation.
- Activities necessary for personal hygiene, cooking, shopping, eating, maintaining the home, and working.
- An assessment is made of any factors that affect or interfere with the client’s routine activities of daily living.
- Describe your activities on a normal day. (Including hygiene activities , eating activities.)
- Do you have difficulty with any of these self-care activities? Explain.
- Does anyone help you with these activities? How?
- Do you use any special devices to help you with your activities?
- Does your current physical health affect any of these activities e.g. dyspnea, shortness of breath, palpations, chest pain. pain, stiffness, weakness)
- Describe what you do to make a living.
- Do you feel it has affected your health?
- How has your health affected your ability to work?
- Refer to Thoracic and Lung Assessment Cardiac Assessment
- Peripheral Vascular Assessment Musculoskeletal Assessment.
Associated Nursing Diagnoses
- Opportunity to enhance effective cardiac output
- Opportunity to enhance effective self-care activities
- Opportunity to enhance adequate tissue perfusion Opportunity to enhance effective breathing pattern
- Risk for Disorganized Infant Behavior
- Risk for Peripheral Neurovascular Dysfunction
- Risk for altered respiratory function
- Activity Intolerance
- Impaired Gas Exchange
- Ineffective Airway Clearance
- Ineffective Breathing Pattern
- Disuse syndrome
- Impaired Physical Mobility
- Inability to Sustain Spontaneous Ventilation
- Altered Tissue Perfusion