- developed by Marjory Gordon.
- a method used by nurses in the nursing process to provide a
comprehensive nursing assessment of the patient.
- Taxonomy II of NANDA Nursing Diagnosis classification is
based on Gordon's functional health patterns.
- Gorden's functional health pattern includes 11 categories
which is a systematic and standardized approach to data
- Health Perception – Health Management Pattern
- describes client’s perceived pattern of health and well
being and how health is managed.
- Nutritional – Metabolic Pattern
- describes pattern of food and fluid consumption relative
to metabolic need and pattern indicators of local nutrient
- Elimination Pattern
- describes pattern of excretory function (bowel, bladder,
- Activity – Exercise Pattern
- describes pattern of exercise, activity, leisure, and
- Cognitive – Perceptual Pattern
- describes sensory, perceptual, and cognitive pattern
- Sleep – Rest Pattern
- describes patterns of sleep, rest, and relaxation.
- Self-perception – Self-concept Pattern
- -describes self-concept and perceptions of self (body
comfory, image, feeling state)
- Role – Relationship Pattern
- describes pattern of role engagements and relationships.
- Sexuality – Reproductive Pattern
- describes client’s pattern of satisfaction and
dissatisfaction with sexuality pattern, describes
- Coping – Stress Tolerance Pattern
- describes general coping patterns and effectiveness of the
pattern in terms of stress tolerance.
- Value – Belief Pattern
- - describes pattern of values and beliefs, including
spiritual and /or goals that guide choices or decisions.
Gordon, M. Nursing Diagnosis: Process and application, Third
Edition. St. Louis: Mosby, 1994.
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