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Knowledge Deficit Definition and Related Factors

Nursing Diagnosis for Knowledge Deficit

Knowledge Deficit : About the Disease Process

Knowledge Deficit Definition:

The absence or lack of cognitive information in connection with a specific topic.

Defining characteristics:

verbalization of problems,
inaccuracies follow instructions,
inappropriate behavior.

Knowledge Deficit Related Factors:

cognitive limitations,
interpretations of misinformation,
lack of desire to seek information,
not knowing the sources of information.


Kowlwdge: disease process
Kowledge: health behavior

Results Criteria:

Patients and families express an understanding of the disease, condition, prognosis and treatment programs
Patients and families are able to perform the procedure correctly explained
Patients and families are able to explain again what was described nurse / other health team


Teaching: Disease Process

Give your assessment of the level of knowledge about the patient's specific disease process
Describe the pathophysiology of the disease and how it relates to anatomy and physiology, in a proper way.
Describe the usual signs and symptoms appear the disease, in a proper way
Describe the disease process, the proper way
Identify possible causes, dengna proper way
Provide information to patients about the condition, in a proper way
Avoid a hopeless
Provide information to families about the progress of patients in an appropriate manner
Discuss lifestyle changes that may be necessary to prevent complications in the future and controlling disease or process
Discuss the choice of therapy or treatment
Encourage the patient to explore or get a second view in a proper way or indicated
Exploration of possible sources or support, the proper way
Refer patients to the group or agency in the local community, in a proper way
Instruct the patient about the signs and symptoms to report on health care givers, in a proper way