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the ability to move in one's environment with ease and without restriction.
impaired bed mobility a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the limitation of independent movement from one bed position to another.
impaired physical mobility a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the state in which an individual has a limitation in independent, purposeful physical movement of the body or of one or more extremities. Related factors arising from within the person include pain or fear of discomfort, anxiety or depression, and physical limitations due to neuromuscular or musculoskeletal impairment. External factors include enforced rest for therapeutic purposes, as in the case of immobilization of a fractured limb. The human body is designed for motion; hence, any restriction of movement will take its toll on every major anatomic system.

The goals of interventions are to avoid the hazards of immobility, prevent dependent disabilities, and assist the patient in restoring, preserving, or maintaining as much mobility and functional independence as possible. Activities to accomplish these goals include proper positioning and repositioning of the patient, special skin care, coughing and deep breathing, active and passive exercises including range of motion exercises, and maintenance of adequate nutrition and bowel and urine elimination. Impaired physical mobility represents a complex health care problem that involves many different members of the health care team.
impaired wheelchair mobility a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as limitation of independent operation of a wheelchair within the environment.
tooth mobility physiologic movement of a tooth, varying in degree for different teeth and different times of day; that exceeding a normal range is pathological.
mobility/transfers in the omaha system, a target definition in the intervention scheme, denoting movement of the body or body parts, including activities of walking, swimming, and moving from one position to another.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Loosening of a tooth in its socket; may result from loss of bone support to tooth. Horizontal tooth mobility is ability to move tooth in a facial-lingual direction in its socket. Vertical tooth mobility is the ability to depress the tooth in its socket.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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