adult failure to thrive a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a progressive functional deterioration of a physical and cognitive nature. The individual's ability to live with multisystem diseases, cope with ensuing problems, and . Jun 19, 2019 · What is failure to thrive in older adults? Failure to thrive (FTT) happens when an older adult has a loss of appetite, eats and drinks less than usual, loses weight, and is less active than normal. He may not be interested in other people or social activities. He may also have memory loss, trouble thinking, and trouble with daily activities.
Dec 03, 2015 · Failure to thrive in elderly persons is defined by The Institute of Medicine as weight loss of more than 5%, decreased appetite, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity, often associated with dehydration, depression, immune dysfunction, and low cholesterol. Failure to thrive is not a single disease or medical condition; rather, it's a nonspec. Jul 15, 2004 · In elderly patients, failure to thrive describes a state of decline that is multifactorial and may be caused by chronic concurrent diseases and functional impairments. Manifestations of this Cited by: 115.
Jun 03, 2013 · FTT does not have a universally agreed definition in the adult population. The term failure to thrive within the geriatric population was first used in 1973 by Hodkinson. He described it in older adults who often have multiple medical conditions, experiencing loss of Cited by: 5.